Bronze Age 
Bronzes

 

925   BRONZE KNIFE
         XXI-XVI c. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged wide blade with guard, midrib in the middle and along perimeter on both sides.  Flat haft. 5.8" (14.7 cm).
$ 650
See: Gimbutas M. Bronze Age Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe. Paris, London, 1965, p. 227, 156-1.



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926   BRONZE KNIFE
         XX-XVII c. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged, leaf-shaped blade with faintly defined  midrib. Narrow haft with rectangular cross section. 5.5" (14 cm).
$ 275



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927   BRONZE KNIFE
         XX-XV c. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged, rhomboidal leaf-shaped blade with faintly defined  midrib. Narrow haft with rectangular cross section. 5.2" (13.2 cm).
$ 275



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928   BRONZE SPEARHEAD
         XVI-XII c. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Leaf-shaped blade with an oval stop at shaft. Well defined  midrib. Long narrow haft with rectangular cross section. 5" (12.7 cm).
$ 450
The term "knife" is tentative. It could be used as spearhead or javelin as well. There is no definite point of view as to its function among scholars.



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929   BRONZE KNIFE
         END OF III- BEGINNING OF II MIL. B.C.
         BALKANS
Cast. Thin, wide, double-edged wide leaf-shaped blade with slight midrib. There are two symmetrical holes for hilt attachment. 5.6" (14.2 cm).
$ 550



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930   BRONZE KNIFE,
         SECOND HALF OF III- FIRST HALF OF II MIL. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged, broad leaf-shaped blade with faintly defined  midrib. Narrow haft with rectangular cross section. 6.7" (17.2 cm).
$ 550
The term "knife" is tentative. It could be used as spearhead or javelin as well. There is no definite point of view as to its function among scholars.



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943   BRONZE KNIFE,
         XX-XV century B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged, rhomboidal shaped blade. Narrow haft with rectangular cross section. 3.5" (8.9 cm).
$ 250
The term "knife" is tentative. It could be used as spearhead or javelin as well. There is no definite point of view as to its function among scholars.



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937   BRONZE DAGGER
         XIV-XII c. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Wide triangular double-edged blade with three midribs, running from oval segment at the base toward the tip. Cylindrical handle with concave walls and longitudinal membrane inside, terminated by polygon-shaped pommel with round opening. The other side of the handle meets flush with lens-shaped guard. Triangular prism- shaped opening where the hilt meets the grip. 9"(22.8 cm).
SOLD



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944   BRONZE SPEARHEAD
         END OF II- BEGINING OF I MIL. B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Double-edged leaf-shaped blade. Well defined midrib graduating to a conical socket. Two diametrically opposed holes on upper socket to secure the shaft. 6.2"(15.7 cm)
$ 450



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415   BRONZE CELT
         XIV-XII century B.C.

Cast in two part mold; oval socket with reinforced rim, two external handle-loops on vertical seams at top. Decorative band of triangles in between them.  5.2" (13.2 cm).
SOLD

See: Lescov A.M. Jung-und spätbronzezeit-liche Depotfunde im nördlichen Schwarzmeergebiet, 1- Prähistorische Bronzefunde, München, 1981, 113 S.



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1277  BRONZE CELT
          XII-X century B.C.
          SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

Hollow-cast. Rectangular form, with oval socket with reinforced rim, two external handle-loops on vertical seams at top.  Cutting plane with parabola outline, vertex is in between handles. 
L. 3.8" (9.7 cm).
$ 575




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936   BRONZE CELT
         XIV-XII century B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

Hollow-cast, hollow in upper half. Body flaring and faceted at cutting edge. Oval socket with beveled reinforced rim; one external handle-loop on the vertical seam. Molded in low relief lines from seams to rim.  4.1" (10.4 cm). Part of the rim is absent (ancient loss).
$ 375



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268   BRONZE AGE BRONZE AXE
         EASTERN EUROPE
         XXI-XVII century B.C.
Bronze axe with wide socket and reinforced ridge. 4" (10.2 cm).
SOLD



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940   BRONZE SICKLE 
         XIV-XII century B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. One side is flat. Wide single-edged curved blade. Blade's external rib continues to the haft with two holes for handle attachment. 6.7"(17 cm)
See: Deshayes J. Les outils de bronze, de L'indus au Danube (IVe au IIe Millenaire). Paris, 1960, vol. II, p.150, t. XLVI.
SOLD


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942   BRONZE ORNAMENT
         Mid 2 Millennium B.C. 
Cast. Massive half-spherical  form with concentric bands, separated by borders of spiral wrapped "wires" in relief: single wrap at the bottom; double wrap in the middle; triple wrap at upper body; 11.5 wraps at the top. Bands filled with: 17 arch-shaped elements; 47 beads; 41 short radiate lines.
Two holes in the center for attachment. D. 2.9"(7.4 cm), H. 1.2"(3 cm).
$ 2000



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931   BRONZE BRACELET
         XI-IX century B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Wide, rectangular plate with pin at one end and symmetrical composition in relief in the center. Longitudinal axis of "cord" with central spiral terminated by pairs of s-shaped spirals. Undecorated portion with other pin is absent (ancient loss). 5"(12.7 cm)
$ 450



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354   PAIR OF BRONZE BRACELETS
         XII-VIII century B.C.
Forged bronze. Concave, with three faint ribs in wider area and narrowing to the free ends swirled into volutes.
2.4" x 1.1" (6.1 x 2.8 cm).
$ 475



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424   MIDDLE BRONZE AGE NECKLACE
         Mid 2 Millennium B.C.
Necklace consists of: twelve cylindrical cast beads with alternating sections of wound spirals and serpentine; five double disc beads with concentric circles with granule in centers; twenty four arched beads with two granules at the ends; four arched beads with concentric circles; fourteen semi-globular beads.
19.3" (48.9 cm).
Christie's, NY, Ancient Jewelry, 12/05/2001, lot 22.
$ 3000



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935   PAIR OF MIDDLE BRONZE AGE PINS
         Mid 2 Millennium B.C.
Cast. Two horn-shaped pins with disk-shaped terminations and pierced from the termination's center to the side of the pin. Decorated in wider area with spirals with raised knobs in the centers, longitudinal row of raised knobs and row of serpentine. One of the pins is broken in the middle and mended.
Length of curve 6.3" (16 cm).
Christie's, NY, Ancient Jewelry, 12/05/2001, lot 22.
$ 1000



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933   BRONZE DISC-PIN
         BEGINNING OF I MILLENNIUM B.C.
         SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
Cast. Wide flat plate with contour wave-line at junction with pin. Pin is conical in shape, enlarged in place where perpendicular hole is made. 
5.8"(14.7 cm)
$ 250



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397   BRONZE FIBULA
         X-VII century B.C.
Forged bronze. One-piece fibula with hammered flat catch-plate  and single coil spring. Decorated with indented lines along the arch.
4.1" x 3" (10.4 x 7.6 cm).
$ 600



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