A finely cast Luristan bronze socketed spearhead featuring a leaf-shaped double-edged blade with a raised midrib. The socketed long tubular shaft allowed the blade to connect to a hilt, and is enriched by three bands of finely incised chevron pattern decoration to the neck. The entire blade is covered in a beautiful patination, in different hues of green. Blades of this type are more commonly found in the territories of ancient Western Persia (modern Iran) and were used from the late Bronze Age onwards.
Date: Circa 1800-600 BC