Ancient Bronze Sword Dagger Western Asiatic 1200 – 1000 B.C.

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An ancient, 2nd millennium B.C Western Asiatic South Caspian Sea region or Azerbaijan bronze dagger finely cast in one piece.

Tapering double-edged blade with raised mid-rib, pointed rectangular guard, the grip, with broad crescentic pommel surmounted by a raised medial rib hollowed on each face for a pair of grip-scales. In the period when the sword was used, the handle would have had a bone or wooden insert, but these never survive three thousand years of time. 
 

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 39.2 cm (157⁄16 inches)

 

CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage, This example is well worn and has been sharpened repeatedly over a long period of time,small nicks, chips, and bends to form, but overall intact. The surface covered by a dark green patina and encrustation.

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Provenance: From an old Canadian collection formed in the 1980s.

Item Details

Reference #:
G196
Quantity
1
Category
Antiquities
SubCategory
Metal
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
ancient
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
fair
Material