Luristan bronze sword bladeW11
A bronze sword blade with a long thin blade and curved flat barbs on the hilt end.
This elegant form of blade is an uncommon design among the otherwise broad repertoire of sword and spear blades from this region.
Luristan, 8th or 7th Century BC
52.5 cx 6 cms
Intact as shown, one barb re-attached in antiquity
Ex. private collection, Cornwall, UK.