12 June 2002,
Price realised USD 7,768
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A SASANIAN IRON SWORD WITH SILVER HILT AND SCABBARD
Circa 6th-7th Century A.D.
Preserving part of the original iron blade, the now-lost wood scabbard and handle covered with silver foil ornamented with an all-over feather pattern, the scabbard with two distinctive P-shaped mounts, the backs of each with a small angular loop riveted in place for suspension from belt straps
35 in. (88.9 cm) long
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