A substantial bronze spear head with thick central strengthening rib and a tang with rat-tailed buttoned terminal.
Luristan area of Western Persia Iron age I: Circa 1200-1000 BC.
Complete and intact; excellent bronze with good patination; very slight bend in the blade.
Length 34.8 cms (13.7 ins).
NB Not supplied with stand (we use this one for regular photography).
For similar spearhead excavated at the Royal tombs, Marlik, see item 78; Weapons From Marlik; Ezat O. Negahban.
For a similar type of tang see item 84; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum by P.R.S. Moorey; Oxford University Press 1971.
The term Luristan is a generic term since, as with the vast majority of such pieces, we do not have the detailed information of a specific find site. Similar weaponry has been found in other parts for of the country, for example at the Royal tombs at Marlik to the north of Luristan province of a similar date. However, 'Luristan' items are well documented and we can have recourse to many museum collections as well as detailed descriptions in various publications.
Luristan large bronze spearhead
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