Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC

Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC
Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC
Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC

Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC

Bronze short-sword cast in one piece, with flanged grip and crescentic pommel; three holes in grip and pommel, two of which contain the original rivets which would have secured the inlay. Heavy and relatively long lenticular blade. Length 41.5 cms (16.3 ins). Condition: Fine condition, complete and intact; light encrustations. Luristan area of Persia: Circa 800-750 B.

See Khorasani page 59; fig 15. Medveskaya type IIa Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword A Luristan two-piece sword.

The weapon has a bronze grip which has been cast on to the iron blade, with a bronze disc-pommel. The blade is of iron with central rib. Length 51.7 cms (20.4 ins). Condition: Fine; the blade has corroded with ferrous deposits, now stable and conserved; missing extreme tip of the blade.

By the very nature of the metal, it is rare to have such a well conserved blade in iron. Throughout the Ancient World, from Greece to Persia, battles raged.

The skilled Ancient Persian craftsmen developed great skill in bronze working, producing some of the finest weaponry then available. Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). 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.

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Luristan Iron-age Rare Bronze and Iron Sword 850 BC


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