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Indo-Gangetic Multi-Barbed Spearhead

Lot 2688
Copper Hoard Culture, Uttar Pradesh, Northern India, mid-2nd millennium BC. A substantial bronze spearhead or harpoon with thick midrib, triangular barbed blade, four pairs of lateral barbs and two lateral spurs above a round-section tang. See Yule, P. The Bronze Age Metalwork of India, Prähistorische Bronzefunde XX, München, 1985 for discussion.1 kg, 34.5cm (13 1/2"). Property of a West London gentleman; previously in an important weapons collection formed in the 1980s and early 1990s. Some Copper Hoard items have been assigned a ritual rather than practical function (Yule: 1985").


Fine condition. Extremely rare.

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Indo-Gangetic Multi-Barbed Spearhead

Estimate £200 - £300Feb 23, 2018