A South Siberian Bronze Dagger, And A Central Asian Bronze Dagger
Lot 46
A South Siberian Bronze Dagger, And A Central Asian Bronze Dagger
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A South Siberian Bronze Dagger, And A Central Asian Bronze Dagger
The First Probably Tagar Of The Scythian Culture, Both 8th-6th Century B.C.
In excavated condition, the first with double-edged slightly hollowed blade with shallow medial ridge over its entire length on both sides, integral flat hilt comprising shouldered quillon-block, fluted rectangular grip, and ring-shaped pommel curved in at the top; the second with double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, integral hilt comprising flat ovoidal quillons, grip of ovoidal section with medial line along each side, and ring-shaped pommel en suite (2)
28.7 cm. and 28.5 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. nos. 6 and 7, pp. 23 and 24, fig. 4

    See Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Valadimir A. Bashilov and Leonid T. Yablonsky eds., Nomads Of The Eurasian Steppes In The Early Iron Age, 1995, pp. 299-304, figs. 4n and o
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