Sumerian Bronze or Copper Dagger ca 3000 BC - For Sale
Sumerian Bronze or Copper Dagger ca 3000 BC
This is perhaps one of the oldest metal weapons you will ever find. It is from the Sumerian culture and marks the point in time when mankind first began fashioning tools from metal instead of stone. It is approximately 5000 years old and is incredibly well preserved. It appears to have been cleaned some time ago as was common in early 20th century excavated artifacts. This piece is probably pure copper as it was fashioned prior to the advent of alloys. It is truly a rare example of mankind's earliest metalwork.