BRONZE AGE SPEARHEAD

£275.00

Measurements: length – 13.1 cm

 

Description: An European cast copper alloy spear-point of ogival shape, with beveled graded edges, prominent rounded midrib converging to the top and flowing into hollow conical shaft, socket pierced by two lateral peg-holes; casting fault on mid-rib. Spearheads of this type are more commonly found in the territories of Central Europe and were used through Middle and Late Bronze Age.

 

Provenance: German private collection.

 

Reference: A. MacGregor, Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the collection of the Lord McAlpine of West Green, Oxford, 1987, p. 94, it. 8.4.

Christie’s, sale 13765, lot 107

 

Period: circa 1600 – 700 BC

 

Condition: Fine. Appealing green and olive patination. Socket intact. Tip slightly rounded. Chips to the blade, chipping to the surface patina.

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