BRONZE & IRON AGE ART


WEAPONS ORNAMENTS FIGURES VOTIVE POTTERY


WEAPONS AND TOOLS

9651. SUPERB EUROPEAN BRONZE AGE SWORD, ca. 1000 B.C. This 75 cm long bronze sword has two cutting edges. Wonderful bright green patina. The sword was found in eastern Germany. Very rare in this length and superb condition. $4500 estimate.

SOLD.



9659. RARE BRONZE AGE SWORD, 1500 BC. Bronze blade with a green-black patina (75 % of the patina is remaining) On the top, there is about 1 cm missing, also the handle is partially broken (75 % is remaining). The handle shows the typical rivets and holes for the wooden grip. Length is 60,3 cm Very typical but rare sword of the bronze-time. Found in south Germany.

SOLD.



6743. A BRONZE AGE AXE, about 1200 - 800 BC. Cast bronze with a very nice bright green patina. A crack on the reverse. Length is 10.5 cm.

SOLD.



AN EARLY EUROPEAN FORM OF MONEY?

8510. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE VOTIVE SICKLE. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. It is thought these non functional sickles may have been used prior to coins as a form of currency in Europe. 4.25 inches.

$150.



6742. Early Bronze Age Axe, black quartzite, II millennium BC, L. 3.6".

SOLD.



8931. UNFINISHED TROY TYPE STONE AXE, ca. 3500-1500 BC. The axe with notch where socket is normally found. 3.9 inches. Heinrich Schliemann found similar examples at Troy with only notches such as this has rather than completely drilled socket holes.

$250.



8519. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POLISHED STONE ‘EGG’. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.5 x 2.5 inches.

$350.



8520. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POLISHED STONE. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. With shallow drill hole. 1.25 x 2 inches.

$150.



8516. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE LOOM WEIGHT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.75 x 2 inches.

SOLD.



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ORNAMENTS

6251. A BRONZE AGE INCISED GORGET. North central Europe, c. 1st millennium BC. The jet? crescent-form gorget with deeply incised dot and line pattern. 4.25 x 4.75 x 0.5 inches. Excellent condition with minor cracks and deposits. See a very similarly shaped gorget in ‘Archaeology’, Sept/Oct 2001 p. 16 where it is noted that these are found in southern Sweden, Germany and Poland. Rare.

$2450.



8214. AN EXCEPTIONAL BRONZE AGE BONE HAIR ORNAMENT, c. 2nd millenium BC. With notches and central openwork with hole at top. 3.3". Excellent condition.

$1250.



8215. A BRONZE AGE BONE HAIR ORNAMENT, c. 2nd millenium BC. With notches along the top. 4.8".

$250.



8511. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BRONZE CLOAK PIN. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 6 inches.

SOLD.



8512. ORNATE EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BRONZE CLOAK PIN. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 5.25 inches.

$250.



WEAPONS ORNAMENTS FIGURES VOTIVE POTTERY


BRONZE FIGURES

8216. IBERIAN BRONZE HOUND, c. 8th-7th century BC. A large example of these very rare early Iberian bronze figures representing a large hound in an alert posture. 6". On custom stand. Very rare.

$1850.



8217. AN IBERIAN BRONZE IDOL, c. 6th-5th century BC. Nude male figure standing with hands to hips. See eg. Ariadne 136. 1.7". Rare! On custom lucite stand.

$450.



8232. AN IBERIAN BRONZE FELINE, c. 5th-4th century BC. The panther with remains of gilding. 1.8".

$250.



WEAPONS ORNAMENTS FIGURES VOTIVE POTTERY


VOTIVE OBJECTS

8930. AN IMPORTANT EARLY VOTIVE TERRA COTTA ALTAR WITH INSCRIPTION. European, prob. Megalithic Period, ca. 3000 BC. The heavy solid altar with curled horn, on the front face long spirals emanating from a swastika with other incised symbols, up the curled side a row of 'W' signs between dotted borders, additional spiral motifs between incised lines along the top. 2.25 x 5 x 5.6 inches. What appears to be an inscription in an uncertain language is incised around the spirals. The missing right side would likely have been symmetrical. Clearly of sacred nature almost certainly an altar piece. An extremely rare and important artifact of early European man and certainly deserving of further study.

$6500.



8213. AN INSCRIBED VOTIVE OFFERING STAND. Europe, Megalithic Period, c. 3rd millennium BC. The stand with four stubby legs (one lost) and incised corners and annular inscribed center. 1.6 x 1.6". Intact. Very rare.

$1250.



8517. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE VOTIVE TERRACOTTA DISK. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. With central hole. 2.5 inches.

$140.



8518. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE VOTIVE TERRACOTTA DISK. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. With 4 holes. 2.5 inches.

SOLD.



WEAPONS ORNAMENTS FIGURES VOTIVE POTTERY


POTTERY

8933. RARE EUROPEAN IRON AGE TRIPLE SPOUTED VESSEL. Hungary? ca. 1st millennium BC. The burnished brown ware pot of heavy fabric with three finely symmetric spouts with everted rim, a base of similar form, the sides decorated with chevron and pricked dot designs. 4.5 inches. Very rare. A real gem!

SOLD.



8422. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 8 x 10 inches.

SOLD.



8423. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 7 x 7.5 inches.

SOLD.



8424. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 6 x 7 inches.

SOLD.



8425. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 6 x 7 inches.

SOLD.



8426. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 6 x 6.5 inches.

$750.



8427. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 5.5 x 6.5 inches.

SOLD.



8430. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

$650.



8434. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 4 x 4.5 inches.

$850.



8443. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3.5 x 4 inches.

$650.



8450. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE POT. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 3.25 inches.

$150.



8453. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BEAKER. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3 x 3.25 inches. Rare type.

$450.



8466. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.75 x 3.25 inches.

$350.



8467. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3 x 5.25 inches.

SOLD.



8468. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3.75 x 5 inches.

$450.



8469. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3 x 4.5 inches.

$450.



8470. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3.25 x 4.5 inches.

$250.



8472. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.75 x 4 inches.

$2750.



8473. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 3 x 3.75 inches.

$1850.



8475. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.75 x 4.5 inches.

$350.



8482. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 3 inches.

SOLD.



8483. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 3.25 inches.

$1450.



8485. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 3.5 inches.

SOLD.



8455. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 7.25 inches.

$450.



8456. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 5.75 inches with crenelated rim.

$450.



8457. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.75 x 5 inches.

$250.



8460. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.5 x 5 inches.

$350.



8461. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.5 x 4.75 inches.

$150.



8463. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. Boat shaped. 2.5 x 7 inches.

$450.



8465. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE BOWL. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 1.25 x 4 inches.

$250.



8488. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 6.25 inches.

$850.



8489. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.25 x 5 inches.

$350.



8490. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.25 x 4.5 inches.

$150.



8491. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 6 inches.

$350.



8492. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 5.5 inches.

$350.



8494. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 5.75 inches.

$250.



8495. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.75 x 5.5 inches.

$250.



8496. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 4.5 inches.

$100.



8497. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2.5 x 5.5 inches.

$150.



8498. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 4.25 inches.

$80.



8500. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 4.75 inches.

$150.



8503. EUROPEAN BRONZE - IRON AGE DIPPER CUP. Central Europe, 3rd-1st millennium BC. 2 x 4.25 inches.

SOLD.



WEAPONS ORNAMENTS FIGURES VOTIVE POTTERY