Three Luristan Bronze Daggers
Early 1st Millenium B.C.
All in excavated condition, the first with tapering double-edged blade with narrow recessed medial line over nearly its entire length to the point, waisted grip secured by two transverse pins and with slightly upcurved pointed quillons, and tall ovoidal pommel cast and chased with chevrons; the remaining two each of similar form, with tapering double-edged blades, one of flattened hexagonal section and incised with a line of triangles and dots on both sides of the forte, and waisted integral flanged grips recessed on each side and pierced with two holes for the grip-scales (missing) (3)
24.5 cm., 33.7 cm. and 35.2 cm. overall