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Lot 58

Two Central European copper alloy armguards, Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C., each...

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Lot 58

Two Central European copper alloy armguards,
Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C.,

Starting Bid: £1,600

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

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Lot 58


Two Central European copper alloy armguards,

Bronze Age, circa 12th-9th Century B.C.,

each formed of a single wire with central spinal ridge, wound continuously and terminating at each end with a single scroll, the narrower end with etched notches on the spine of the top three coils, the final coil with vertical striations, the broader end with the final three coils twisting towards the scrolled terminal,

22cm high (2)

Provenance: N.H. collection, Munich, Germany in the 1990s; With Harmakhis Gallery, Belgium, acquired from the above; Acquired from above in 2015.

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