SOLD Rare Ancient North-Western Asiatic Bronze Sword ca. 1200-800 B.C.
SOLD Rare Ancient North-Western Asiatic - Caspian Sea area double disk pommel bronze sword of rare form, ca. 1200-800 B.C. This is a large, well-formed cast bronze sword. The flattened triangular blade narrows toward the point. The hilt is with a rounded iron grip with a double disk bronze pommel, short elliptical bronze crossguard, interrupted by iron ferule, extended on the ricasso to the bronze bolsters in the form of five pronged tridents, adorned with incised geometrical design.
Overall length: 38.5 cm (15.16 inches)
CONDITION: The bronze has its surface covered by a light patina and earth encrustation, iron slightly corroded, the central prong on the one side of ricasso is shorter, most likely it was cut off by another sword during combat.
Provenance: From an old Canadian collection formed in the 1980s.