- Museum number
Bimetallic (copper alloy cast onto iron) mace-head; in the form of a male head wearing a skullcap and earrings (copper alloy), cast onto a heavily corroded iron staff below neck.
- Production date
- 1stC-7thC (circa)
Length: 8.41 centimetres
Width: 3.02 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Previously believed to be Iron Age and roughly dated to about 800 BC.
For type and discussion, see BM 129396.
Boisgirard 26 June 2003, 68, lot 174.
Prudence O. Harper, "The ox-headed mace in pre-islamic Iran", 'Acta Iranica' 24 (1985).
- Not on display
- Poor; the iron is in poor condition.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number