MEDIEVAL WEAPONS

 

 

1279   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           VII-IX century
           Khazarian Khaganate
Conical socket with wide base, with one nail still preserved inside. Long narrow blade of rhomb section. Evidence of ancient secondary heating, most likely from cremation burial. Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 13.3" (33.7 cm).
See: Herzog R., Koller A. Die Alamannen. Stuttgart, 1997, p. 408; Yevglevsky A.V. The European Steppes in the Middle Ages. V.2.Khazarian Times. Donetsk, 2001, p.126, fig.50 #12; Daim F. History and archaeology of Avars / MAHET, vol. IX, 2002, p.341, tbl.1, #2.
$ 350

 

 

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1280   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           VII-IX century
Conical split socket with wide base. Narrow long blade of rhomb section. Corroded, intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 9.3" (23.5 cm).
See: Yevglevsky A.V. The European Steppes in the Middle Ages. V.2.Khazarian Times. Donetsk, 2001, p.83, fig.27 #10; Daim F. History and archaeology of Avars / MAHET, vol. IX, 2002, p.341, tbl.1, #2; Krim, Severo-Vostochnoye Prichernomor'ye i Zakavkaz'ye v epohu srednevekov'ya.Archeologia, Moscow, 2003, tbl.99 #3.
$ 250

 

 

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1283   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           IX century
           Khazarian Khaganate
Conical split socket with reinforced ring, with hole for a nail. Narrow long blade of rhomb section.  Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 9.6" (24.5 cm).
See: Archeologia. Krim, Severo-Vostochnoye Prichernomor'ye i Zakavkaz'ye v epohu srednevekov'ya, Moscow, 2003, tbl.89 #48.
$ 250

 

 

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1285   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           VII-IX century
           South-Eastern Europe
Conical split socket with hole for a nail. Narrow long blade with short shoulders, elongated (nearly flat) rhomb section. Part of the wooden shaft is preserved by the corrosion products inside. Small fragment at the base missing, otherwise intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 12.8" (32.5 cm).
See: Archeologia. Krim, Severo-Vostochnoye Prichernomor'ye i Zakavkaz'ye v epohu srednevekov'ya, Moscow, 2003, tbl.77 #15.
$ 300

 

 

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1282   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           VII-IX century
           South-Eastern Europe
Conical socket with reinforced ring. Narrow long blade of elongated (nearly flat) rhomb section.  Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 11.2" (28.4 cm).
$ 250

 

 

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1281   IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           XII-XIV century
Conical split socket with wide base, overlapped, with one hole for a nail. Narrow long blade with square section. Fragment at the base missing, otherwise intact. Surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 9.8" (25 cm).
See: W. Swietoslawski. Arms and Armor of the nomads of the Great Steppe in the times of the Mongol expansion. Lodz, 1999, p.125 #1,2,3.Thunmark-Nylen L. Die Vikingerzeit  Gotlands II, Stockholm, 1998, tafel 240 #12. 
$ 250

 

 

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1296   VIKING AGE IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           IX-XI century
Narrow conical split socket. Wide rhomboidal blade with elongated (nearly flat) rhomb section. Originally socket was longer, otherwise intact. Part of the grain of the wooden shaft is preserved by the corrosion products inside. Surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 14" (35.5 cm).
See: Thunmark-Nylen L. Die Vikingerzeit  Gotlands II, Stockholm, 1998, tafel 243-1, 250-2. 
SOLD

 

 

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1286   VIKING AGE IRON SPEAR-HEAD
           IX-XI century
Narrow conical split socket. Long blade with short shoulders, forming an obtuse angle, lenticular in section. Part of the grain of the wooden shaft is preserved by the corrosion products inside. Fragment at the base missing, otherwise intact. Surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 10.4" (26.3 cm).
See: Thunmark-Nylen L. Die Vikingerzeit  Gotlands II, Stockholm, 1998, tafel 304, 248-2,3 242-5, 234-2 
$ 275

 

 

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1293   IRON LANCE
           X-XIII century
           South-Eastern Europe
Conical socket. Narrow long blade of rhomb section with two notches at the junction with the socket.  Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 20.1" (51 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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1294   IRON LANCE
           X-XIII century
           South-Eastern Europe
Conical socket. Narrow long blade of rhomb section with two notches at the junction with the socket.  Fragment at the base missing, otherwise intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 20.7" (52.5 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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1302   IRON MACE- HEAD
           XII-XIV century
Oblate sphere, with rhomboidal protuberances along largest circumference. Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film. 
 D. 2.2" (5.6 cm), H. 1.4" (3.6 cm).
See: W. Swietoslawski.Arms and Armor of the nomads of the Great Steppe in the times of the Mongol expansion. Lodz, 1999, p.128.
$ 550

 

 

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1136   BONE DETAIL OF A COMPOSITE BOW
           second half of VII century A.D.
           Eastern European nomads of mid-Avarian period 
Carved from a single bone. Trapezoidal cross-section and flat back. Face side with two planes. Internal plane with ornamentation of incised cross-hatched lines and a carved out trapezoidal notch at the broad end. Opposite end abraded, otherwise intact.
L. curvature 9.8" (25 cm)
See: M
üller R., Vorbericht über die Freilegung des Grabes eines hohen Militärs aus der Mittelawarenzeit in Gyenesdias. CommArchHung, 1989, abb. 8-9; Pryhodnyuk O.M. Stepove naselennya Ukraini ta shidni slov'yani. Kiiv, 2001, p. 173, fig.30.
SOLD

 

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393   IRON AXE-HEAD
          VIII-IX century
          Khazarian Khaganate
Axe head with with elliptical socket reinforced by upper and lower protuberances from each side. Long, flaring, rectangular in cross-section butt. The blade broadens out asymmetrically towards convex cutting edge. Segment cut out from lower side of blade. Intact.
L. 7.1" (18 cm).
See: Pletnyova S.A. Ocherki hazarskoy arheologii. Moscow, 1999, fig. 13; Pryhodnyuk O.M. Stepove naselennya Ukraini ta shidni slov'yani. Kiiv, 2001, p. 237, fig.98; Vita Antiqua, vol.2, Kiiv, 1999, p.143.
$ 300

 

 

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1303   IRON AXE-HEAD
           VIII-IX century
           Khazarian Khaganate
Axe head with with elliptical socket reinforced by upper and lower protuberances from each side. Long, flaring, rectangular in cross-section butt with globular termination. The blade broadens out asymmetrically towards convex cutting edge. Segment cut out from lower side of blade. Intact. 
L. 7.6" (19.4 cm).
See: Pletnyova S.A. Ocherki hazarskoy arheologii. Moscow, 1999, fig. 13; Pryhodnyuk O.M. Stepove naselennya Ukraini ta shidni slov'yani. Kiiv, 2001, p. 237, fig.98; Vita Antiqua, vol.2, Kiiv, 1999, p.143.
$ 350

 

 

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1299   IRON AXE-HEAD
           VIII-X century
           South-Eastern Europe
Axe head with with elliptical socket reinforced by upper and lower protuberances from each side, heavy butt with rectangular cross-section. The blade broadens out asymmetrically towards the slightly convex cutting edge.
Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 6.7" (17 cm).
See: Aechaeologicheskiy almanakh,  vol.1, 1993, Donetsk, p. 55, fig. 66; Pletnyova S.A. Ocherki hazarskoy arheologii. Moscow, 1999, fig. 93.
$ 350

 

 

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1298   IRON PICK-AXE HEAD
           XV century
           South-Eastern Europe
A
xe head with elliptical socket has faceted sides decorated by a diamond in the middle of each side, long tapered pick with diamond cross-section; long cylindrical butt, terminated by a notched dome. Intact, surface covered with resoluble acrylic film.
L. 7" (17.8 cm).
See: Aechaeologicheskiy almanakh,  vol.1, 1993, Donetsk, p. 60, fig. 76.
$ 1500

 

 

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1310   INCENDIARY CERAMIC BOMB
           X-XIII century
Ceramic vessel for hurling incendiary mixtures. Cone-shaped body, hollow inside, with small cylindrical opening through the top along the axis of symmetry. Body decorated with in incised lines and clusters of circles.
H. 4.6" (11.6 cm).
See: W. Swietoslawski.Arms and Armor of the nomads of the Great Steppe in the times of the Mongol expansion. Lodz, 1999, p.75; S.V.Kiselev, N.Ya. Merpert, Zhelezniye ichugunnye izdelia iz Kara-Koruma, Drevnemongol'skie goroda, Moskva,1965, pp.191-192 i 262;
$ 850

 

 

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