Lot 451: 10thc BC, Western Asiatic Luristan Short Sword
November 27, 2016
Bluffton, SC, USALive Auction
Description: 1oth Century AD, short sword or dagger, with triangular tapering blade, round-section midrib, raised crescentric rib to each face, D-shaped pommel & ribbed grip with lateral flanges to accept an organic insert. Finecondition. Provenance - From a specialist collector of weaponry, London, UK ; formed in the 1970's. 17 3/4" L. Literature - Cf. Khorasani, M.M. Arms & Armour from Iran. The bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period,Tubingen, 2006, fig. 20.