3 June 2009
FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The tapering blades inserted into the separately-cast hilts, two with conical pommels, deep recesses throughout for now-missing inlays, one hilt ribbed, the other knobbed, both mid-ribs pronounced, one flanked by finely-incised lines; and two with flanged bifurcated pommels, one ribbed, the hilts square in section, one with raised ridges
Largest: 25 in. (63.5 cm.) long (4)
Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.
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