An exceptional Luristan bronze long sword, featuring a bifacial triangular blade and a stabbing hilt covered in a beautiful blue and green patina. The blade displays a pronounced midrib split running parallel with two deep narrow fullers. This feature makes the blade lighter and enhances its stability, gifting the weapon with good balance and manageability. The blade rests into a tridentate lower guard with slightly barbed shoulders, sloping into a columnar grip. Eight vertical bands with raised pointillé detailing enrich the grip and allow a more secure hold on the sword. A conical pommel with four projecting spurs and an acute point features at the bottom of the weapon. The two sides are separated by a central aperture, parallel from each other and are decorated with a u-shaped groove with three dots.
Date: Circa 1800-600 BC