Ancient weapons - bronze age spear with green bronze patina

BRONZE AGE SPEARS, JAVELINS, LANCE & ARROW HEADS

Ancient weapons of the Bronze Age Collection include spears, javelins, lance and arrow heads from ancient cultures of The Near East, Caspian Area and Central Asia.

Ancient Bronze age spear from Iran

1340
Bronze socketed spearhead
End of II - I Millennium B.C.
Iran

Cast. Double-edged triangular-shaped blade. Well defined midrib graduating to a conical socket with reinforced wider end. Green patina.
Length 6.8" (17.3 cm).

$ 250

1341
Bronze spear-head
IX century B.C.
Assyrian Empire

Cast. Triangular long narrow blade with short shoulders and wide well defined midrib with traced lines running down either side. Folded socket.

L. 8.1"(20.6 cm), W. 1.1"(2.7 cm).

For published spear-heads of this type see:

-Moorey P.R.S Catalog of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 1971, p.90: cat # 88, 89

$ 275

Bronze Near Eastern spear head

1342
Bronze Age spearhead
End of II - I Millennium B.C.
Iran

Cast. Triangular-shaped blade with angled shoulders and well defined midrib graduating to a conical thick-walled socket with reinforced wider end.
Green patina. Perfect condition.

There are no rivets, possibly the spearhead was hafted to the wooden shaft while still hot. 
Length 8.1"(20.5 cm).

$ 300

Bronze age spearhead with grooved midrib from ancient Iran

1343
Bronze Age spearhead
End of II - I Millennium B.C.
Iran

Cast. Triangular-shaped blade with angled shoulders. Mid-ridge with deep cast groove graduating to a conical thick-walled socket with reinforced wider end. 
Two diametrically opposed holes for rivets at lower socket to secure the shaft.
Length 7.8"(19.7 cm).

$ 400

Ancient Near Eastern bronze spearhead with relief lines

1338
Bronze Age spearhead
End of II - I Millennium B.C.
Iran

Cast. Triangular-shaped blade with angled shoulders and relief lines, branched out of mid-ridge and along the perimeter at the point. Mid-ridge graduating to a conical thick-walled socket with reinforced wider end. 
Two diametrically opposed holes for rivets at lower socket to secure the shaft. Part of wooden shaft is still in the socket.
Length 8.3"(21.0 cm).

$ 475

Bronze Age Near Eastern spear head with engraved lines &folded socket

1344
Bronze Age spearhead
Iron Age II, End of II-Early I Millennium B.C.
Western Persia

Cast. Triangular long narrow blade with short shoulders and elliptical midrib with three traced parallel lines running down to long folded socket with separately made flange. Two diametrically opposed holes for rivets through socket and flange.

L. 9.6"(24.3 cm), W. 1.8"(1.3 cm).

For published examples of similar spearheads see:

- E. Haerinck, The Iron age in Guilan-Proposal for a chronology, plate 68, 18; in "Bronze-working centres of Western Asia C.1000-539 B.C.", John Curtis (Ed.), 1988, Kegan Paul International, London (in association with the British Museum)

$ 275

1350
Bronze tanged spearhead
Iron Age I, II Millennium B.C., Caspian Area to Eastern Persia

Cast. Triangular blade with rhomboidal cross-section midrib and long shank stepped to rectangular-section tang with a "button" terminal. 

L. 12.2"(30.8 cm), W. 1.4"(3.5 cm).

For related type see:
- Moorey P.R.S Catalog of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford, 1971, p.88: cat # 84.
- E.Haerinck, The Iron age in Guilan-Proposal for a chronology, plate 64,  in "Bronze-working centres of Western Asia C.1000-539 B.C.", John Curtis (Ed.), 1988, Kegan Paul International, London (in association with the British Museum)

$ 675

Bronze age Persian bronze spearhead with straight tang, 2 millennium bc

1348
Massive bronze spearhead
Iron Age I, II Millennium B.C., Northwest Iran

Cast. Tang spearhead with round shoulders, ovate blade with rectangular in cross-section midrib, extending into a shank with pointed rectangular in cross-section tang. 
L. 13"(33.1 cm), W. 2"(5.08 cm).


For published examples of similar spearheads see:
- Negahban E. O., Weapons from Marlik, in: Archaologische Mitteilungen aus Iran 16, 1995, Taf. VI, 78-80
- E.Haerinck, The Iron age in Guilan-Proposal for a chronology, plate 60 # 8; in "Bronze-working centres of Western Asia C.1000-539 B.C.", John Curtis (Ed.), 1988, Kegan Paul International, London (in association with the British Museum)
- Stutzinger D., Mit Hieb und Stich Bronzewaffen aus dem alten Iran Die Sammlung von Gravert (Frakfurt am Main, 2008), p.38, cat.21

$ 650

Bronze age spearhead with bent tang from Iran

1349
Bronze spearhead with bent tang
II Millennium B.C., Iran

Cast. Triangular blade with prominent rhomboidal cross-section midrib extending into rectangular-section tang with a "button" terminal.
L. 12.5"(31.8 cm), W. 1.8"(4.6 cm).

$ 550

Bronze age Persian spearhead with bent tang

1346
Bronze spearhead with bent tang
II Millennium B.C.,  Iran

Cast. Leaf-shaped blade with rhomboidal cross-section mid-ridge extending into a shank stepped further to rectangular-section tang with a "button" terminal.

L. 11"(28 cm), H. 1.6"(4.1 cm).

$ 550

Deltoid bronze lance head from Iran

1355
Bronze lance/arrow head
Iron Age I, II Millennium B.C.
Iran

Cast. Deltoid flat blade with prominent midrib extending into a rectangular-section tang. 
L. 3.2"(8.0 cm), H. 2.5"(6.4 cm).

For published examples of similar lance heads see:
- Muscarella O. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MET, 1988, p. 291 no.404
- E.Haerinck, The Iron age in Guilan - Proposal for a chronology, plate 60, 4;  in "Bronze-working centres of Western Asia C.1000-539 B.C.", John Curtis (Ed.), 1988, Kegan Paul International, London (in association with the British Museum)

$ 100

Bronze barbed lance head from Iran, Persia

1353
Bronze lance/arrow head
Iron Age I, II Millennium B.C.
Northwest Iran

Cast. Barbed flat blade with prominent midrib stepping into a rectangular-section tang. 
L. 5.7"(14.5 cm), H. 2.5"(1.3 cm).

For published examples of similar lance heads see:
- Muscarella O. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MET, 1988, p. 290 no.400
- E.Haerinck, The Iron age in Guilan-Proposal for a chronology, plate 60, 5;  in "Bronze-working centres of Western Asia C.1000-539 B.C.", John Curtis (Ed.), 1988, Kegan Paul International, London (in association with the British Museum)

$ 75

Assyrian bronze spear or lance head

1352
Bronze spear-head
IX century B.C.
Assyrian Empire

Cast. Leaf-shaped blade with wide well defined midrib, graduating to a conical folded socket with separately made flange. 
Two diametrically opposed holes for rivets at lower socket to secure the shaft. 
L. 5.3"(13.5 cm), W. 1.1"(2.8 cm).

$ 150