Luristan bronze small-sword circa 1000 BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,279) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333300828155 A good-sized bronze short sword with tapering two-edged blade. T-shaped grip with recess to each face for an organic insert; a semi-circular pommel at the top. Condition: Stable metal with olive-green patination; surfaces a little rough; areas of earthy accretions. Length 46.8 cms (18.4 ins): Weight 658 grams. Circa 1000-900 BC. Cf. Item 54; Catalogue of the Ancient Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum: P.R.S. Moorey. This type of weapon is exactly the same as excavated at Tepe Marlik, an elite burial ground of the late 2nd-early 1st millennium BCE in the western Caspian basin. Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Private collection, North London; acquired in the early 1990s. Supplied with illustrated COA Luristan bronze short-sword Click images to enlarge Description Iron-age weaponry bronze small-sword A good-sized bronze short sword with tapering two-edged blade. The grip is T-shaped with recess to each face for an organic insert and a semi-circular pommel at the top. Condition: The metal stable with olive-green patination, the surfaces a little rough, with areas of earthy accretions. Length 46.8 cms (18.4 ins): Weight 658 grams. Circa 1000-900 BC. Cf. Item 54; Catalogue of the Ancient Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum: P.R.S. Moorey. This type of weapon is exactly the same as excavated at Tepe Marlik, an elite burial ground of the late 2nd-early 1st millennium BCE in the western Caspian basin. Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Private collection, North London; acquired in the early 1990s. Supplied with illustrated COA (code CJ879) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Luristan Iron-age weaponry bronze short-sword circa 1000-900 BC., Type: Short-sword, Material: Bronze

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