Mycenean Spear Head (Helladic III)
Dating: 1400 - 1100 BC
Total length: 530 mm
Blade width: 60 mm
Weight: 633 gram
Material: bronze with beautiful patina
Blade with two-sided midrib
Condition: good substance with small chippings at the blades and cut notches due to hits with the sword, damage at point restored
At the auction at Christie's a similar lance was auctioned off for 8750 USD in 2008
This Spear stems from an Italian collection.
The Mycenean culture (also Mycenean Age or Period) is the culture of mainland Greece of the late Bronze Age (Late Helladic), which stretched between 1680 or 1600 BC (according to traditional chronology) to the 11th century BC. Some researchers assume that Mycenean Greece is the same as the country Achijawa according to Hittite sources, which can be derived from the Homeric name "archaic" for the Greek, but this topic is highly debated.