Description: A bronze spearhead or dagger blade with elongate triangular blade, short tang and central rib and two rivet holes at the base. The blade has an uneven green patina and some patchy encrustation and alteration, otherwise in good condition. From Marlik, Northern Iran.
Size: 340 mm/13.4 ins. in length
Culture: Amlash Culture
Date: c. 8th Century B.C.
Provenance: Ex Trevor Cairns Collection and acquired by him from Folio Fine Art Ltd., London, in 1971 for £ 19 10 shillings.
Background: Mr Trevor Cairns was Head of the History Department at Sunderland College of Education and assembled a collection of ancient tools and weapons in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mounted on a black wooden board for wall hanging.
Supplied with the original Folio Fine Art catalogue for January 1971 which lists this item (No. 341), although this is the one not illustrated (two examples are listed).