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Lot 1562
5th-3rd century BC. A bronze spearhead with leaf-shaped lentoid-section blade, narrow lozengiform neck, tapering socket, two convergent lateral slits to accept fabric strips, possibly for ignition and use as a fire-based missile weapon. See Branigan, K. Aegean Metalwork of the Early and Middle Bronze Age, Oxford, 1974 for discussion. 115 grams, 23cm (9"). Property of a Jersey gentleman; by inheritance from his father; acquired in lieu of a debt in 1962 and originally brought back to Jersey by a British army officer in the 19th century. [No Reserve]


Fine condition.

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Greek Socketted 'Fire' Spearhead

Estimate £120 - £170May 24, 2018