Bronze Age Spear Butt

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 11th-10th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 27.2 cm long
Price: Reserved
Ref: 5143
Provenance: Collection Axel Guttmann (1944-2001), thence auctioned at Hermann Historica on 7 October 2009, lot 219. From the above acquired by a Rhenish collection. Last in the collection of Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany.
Condition: Intact
Description: Cast spear butt with winged spouts. Above each of the finely fluted wings is a mounting hole where the ancient pin is still in place. Spear butts formed the finale of a lance touching the ground. The present rare model has a pointy finale which could also be used as a thrusting blade. Published in: H. Born und S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas. Sammlung Axel Guttmann volume IX. Mainz 2001, p. 140 f. and 144, fig. 113 as well as p. 274.