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Lot 0186
**Originally Listed At $200**

Central Asia, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A long, flat, cast bronze sword with three slightly raised midribs running down its center line. A short, narrow tang rises from the top of the blade. This sword would have once had a handle made of ivory, bone, or cast bronze. Size: 19" L x 1.65" W (48.3 cm x 4.2 cm)

Provenance: collection of the late John Piscopo, San Diego, California, USA; Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the USA with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.

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Condition

Heavy, encrusted patina. Tiny losses to upper corner of blade, edges of blade, and the end of the tang. Form is very clear.

Starting Bid

$150.00

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Large Central Asian Bronze Sword - Ex Piscopo

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