Seller: quetzalpapalottl (1,086) 98.7%, Location: Miami, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 282193384262 Condition: Good condition according to age. Original patina., Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Details: You are looking at a Large Authentic Ancient LURISTAN / PERSIAN BRONZE SPEAR or SWORD BLADE ca. 1000 – 900 BC. Beautiful Ancient Persia / Luristan Long Spear Blade / Sword Blade with a raised central rib from tip and continuing to form a tang for insertion into spear shaft. Blade flares near base. Scarce Type Blade - this has been classified as a Spear blade and by others as a Sword / Long Dagger blade. Patina partly coming off. Minor loss at edge. Appears to have seen some battle! Reference: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988. Length 16" (40 cm) Truly an Impressive piece with excellent eye appeal! This amazing piece belonged to the estate of a well-known South Florida civil war and antique weapons / tools collector who acquired most of his pieces in the 1970s and 80s. The antique near eastern weaponry and other items were found at and brought from the holy land. All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. Also, if item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 14 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions.