Ancient Bronze Age Anatolia .2300 -2000 B.C. Anatolian Hattian Bronze Dagger Sword
Very Rare Museum Quality, Ancient, Early Bronze Age 2300 -2000 B.C. Asia Minor, Anatolian (central part of Northern Anatolia), Hattian, bronze dagger blade. Finely cast in one piece tapering double-edged blade with a pointed tip, each face with a pronounced central ridge flanked by two narrows ribs which are going from the tip of the blade to the short tang pierced with rivet hole for the attachment of a handle.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 25 cm (9.84 inches)
CONDITION: In Excellent condition for an antique combat bronze dagger that is over 4000 years old. No cracks or repairs. The surface is covered by its natural green patina and earth encrustation. The edges are very sharp.
REFERENCES: For related Anatolian bronze blade please see the link below to the article on the bronze age swords and daggers, by Semenenko, Aleksandr Andreyevich. Figure 27.
Link to the related dagger in the collection of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Provenance: Ex Private old Canadian collection of antiques and antiquities formed in the 1980.