A 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 1000-800 BC.
NB Not supplied with stand (we use this one for regular photography).
Good stable bronze; damaged as can be seen, probably from use in ancient times.
Length 28.2 cms (11.1 ins).
For similar spearheads excavated at the Royal tombs, Marlik, see plates VIII-VIIII; Weapons From Marlik; Ezat O. Negahban.
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.
Luristan large bronze spearhead
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