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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    A GROUP OF WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE DAGGERS AND SWORDS

    MAINLY 3RD-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE DAGGERS AND SWORDS
    MAINLY 3RD-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Including a dagger with leaf-shaped blade, the hilt decorated in relief with bosses and zigzags; a sword with hilt with triangular and linear recesses for inlay; a sword with flanged hilt and crescentic pommel; another with openwork hilt; another with silvered hilt; and a spearhead with shaft decorated with zigzags
    27¼ in. (69.3 cm.) long max. (8)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.