Ancient Western Asiatic Bronze Sword 9th - 8th century BC
Western Asiatic Bronze Sword
Ca. 9th-8th century BC
A bronze sword with a two-sided blade tapering to a sharp point, raised thick mid-rib, penannular guard, and round-section hilt finished with crescentic-shaped pommel.
For a similar sword, but with double disc pommel see O. White Muscarella, Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artefacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988, p.100, pl.166.
This item comes with a COA and has been examined by a Dr of Archaeology, University of Oxford, alongside his vetting team, who in their professional opinion find the item to be authentic.
Provenance: From the private collection of a Central London gentleman; previously in a collection formed on the UK/European art market formed in the 1980s.
520 X W100 mm, 892g
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