A very attractive Socketed Spear Head nearly 3,270 years old. It is both, revolutionary and evolutionary as well as being extremely attractive and elegant even in it's current state.Unique Ancient Celt Greek Roman Bronze Age Art Spear Blade Artifact Troy Weapon. This is the only perfect circle bronze age spear head known where the over all mass area of the spear is devoid of any metal material and is a perfect circle. All other known bronze spear blade circles designs are crescent shaped and none have the central double pyramid running through it as well as a double pyramid running alone the entire inside of the circle making it incredibly strong. There are just too many things that point to this spear blade being a unique revolutionary concept prototype weapon based on my research. #1: There are no other bronze spear blades with a large. Used in the center of it as the main device of the spear blade itself. Basically the main body of the spear blade is not there. #2: Bronze was notoriously weak, so the central area was almost always made thicker to give the blade extra strength. #A: This sometimes had the effect of giving the blade a clumsy or fat bodied look. #B: All of the known cast bronze blades that do have holes are cast with the inner hole edge being either flat or rounded for thicker blades. #3: The best Roman pilums used the double triangle or pyramid spear tip design as this was the strongest known shape in the world. The same concept was used with Roman armor piercing arrows and ballista bolts. This design is called s.
Is a geometric concept that is used in bridge design. Symmetry is where one half of a figure is the mirror image of its other half. And is why a pilum head / armor piecing arrow or ballista bolt could easily pierce almost anything. This is also why so many.Incorporate this shape as well. #4: I believe this 1,250 -800 BC bronze spear head is unique because I believe it was a revolutionary new concept. However, it was never followed through with. #C: First of all, because the main body of this spear blade is void of metal due to the large over sized perfect circle in it, the metal smith who cast this blade or at least the person who designed the prototype out of wax or wood must have been educated in geometric concepts.
The reason why I say this is because the main shaft going through the inner circle and then on into the rest of the spear blade uses the. Of the double triangle for the rest of the spear. Basically this spear blade does not have the huge funny looking inner core because the engineer who designed it made it stronger by using the double pyramid.
You can see the inner shaft is a perfect square where it has broken and only then goes out into thin side blades. As if this was not enough the entire inner edge of the circle is also the double pyramid. Design with the center section edge facing inward in the middle. The outside of the circle turns into the blade.Although the Celts knew how to make bronze weapons as well as armor, I find it a little difficult to imagine them being a student of geometry and understanding how to use it. The Greeks on the other hand did understand geometry as it was almost a second language to many of them. Just like a person can identify an artist just by his style of work, I believe just because this spear blade has a hole in it, that it either Celtic or Roman.
However, if you go back even further in the Greek bronze age, you will see holes cast into spear their blades. You will also see the inner thin core of many bronze spear blades resembling the same symmetry of the double pyramid being used that mine has. You can see some of these at the following link below..
The main body of this spear blade is devoid of any metal to give it strength, so the ancient and even modern knowledge of the strength of the pyramid was used. #D: Most ancient cast bronze spear blades survive pretty much in tact due to the characteristics that bronze metal has against corrosion.
My bronze spear blade however is chipped along it's entire blade. The most plausible reason for this is something that was rarely done on bronze spear blades. I believe my spear blade had it's entire bladed edge hammered in order to make the edge hard and sharp. Hammering iron and hammering bronze both do the same thing.On a molecular level, compression stress forces atoms of malleable metals to roll over each other into new positions without breaking their metallic bond. When a large amount of stress is put on a malleable metal, the atoms roll over each other and permanently stay in their new position. Malleability is a physical property of metals that defines their ability to be hammered, pressed, or rolled into thin sheets without breaking. The crystal structure of some metals. Makes it more difficult to press atoms into new positions without breaking.
This is because the rows of atoms in the metal don't line-up. In other words, more grain boundaries exist, which are areas where atoms are not as strongly connected. Metals tend to fracture at these grain boundaries.Therefore, the more grain boundaries a metal has, the harder, more brittle, and less malleable it will be. Since this spear blade was found broken, it is highly unlikely it was broke in antiquity s it would have been lost and most like was plowed up and broke recently. #E: Although bronze is cast and iron is forged, this blade has a thin blade that has many chips on it.
The reason for this is another interesting fact. To compress the crystals in order to make it strong enough to put a sharp blade on it. Have a sharp edge and only a skilled armorer could do something like this.Although this lets you put a sharp edge on the blade, the. Also has the effect of making it brittle. This is true also for the famous. The edge of the katana may be harder than the rest of the blade but hard does not mean. In fact it means the exact.
The harder the metal, the more brittle it becomes. I would say that 98% of all bronze spears are of a solid design based on everything I have found.
The Greek and Celts made some bronze spears with hole designs in them but none were ever a perfect circle. I also think that this spear was a prototype concept of a new design using a double triangle or pyramid. The main shaft of this spear is pyramid shaped as is the circle which taper out to a thin blade. It is the strongest shape known in the world.
The time period of 1,250 BC looks about right. I though he probably said that because it was a bronze spear blade and the bronze age ended around the time of the Trojan War. Basically around 1000 BC or so bronze weapons like sword blades and spear blades went out of favor for the newer and stronger iron sword blades and spear blades.
Although it was probably a normal weapon, it's incredible and beautiful design makes me second guess that. Some type of Greek military standard topper or.
Staff piece topper, or even something carried by someone of rank like a Roman. It could even be some type of religious staff or. Scepter that a Celtic Druid priest might carry. Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
The item "Unique Ancient Celt Greek Roman Bronze Age Art Spear Blade Artifact Troy Weapon" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".The seller is "legxfre" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Brazil, Canada, Australia.