Bronze Spear Butt with Decorative Knobs

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.4 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 2328
Provenance: Old German private collection Gehlen. Auction on 8 May 2014 with Hermann Historica, Munich, Germany, lot 2084. Last in the private collection Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany.
Condition: A corrosion hole in the upper half and a missing part on the tip.
Description: Spear butt with a slightly protruding opening and an adjoining ring of eleven round knobs. Two opposing mounting holes right underneath. Towards the end of the upper half there is a small section under which the spear butt merges into a square cross-section. It starts with four large round knobs, one on each surface. The edges are strongly rounded. Spear butts formed the finale of a lance touching the ground.