An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
42.5 mm wide
From a Scandinavian private collection
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A somewhat rare spike for a south Indian spear or lance.
It consists of a long conical spike, with the addition of two flattened spheres. The condition is not great, but close observation shows it was quite nice when new, with subtle chiseled decoration and engravings. The spheres are also very nicely shaped, with ribs with concave sections in between. Each sphere has a separate iron "crown" piece at the top and bottom.
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A large example in excellent state of preservation.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true…
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.