Persian mace head, 10th-12th century, bronze, maces were used as cavalry weapons, but were also symbols of power or office. A Shah-nama illustration from around 1340 shows the hero Gudarz surrounded by guards with maces of the same type as this one. Gudarz himself is shown seated holding a mace that ends in a lion’s head, L: 16.5 cm.

Persian mace head, 10th-12th century, bronze, maces were used as cavalry weapons, but were also symbols of power or office. A Shah-nama illustration from around 1340 shows the hero Gudarz surrounded by guards with maces of the same type as this one. Gudarz himself is shown seated holding a mace that ends in a lion’s head, L: 16.5 cm.

A rare and important gold and silver-inlaid dagger, Ghaznavid or Seljuk, Eastern Persia, 11th/12th century | Lot | Sotheby's

A rare and important gold and silver-inlaid dagger, Ghaznavid or Seljuk, Eastern Persia, 11th/12th century | Lot | Sotheby's

A Rare Iranian Mace Head. Saljuq, 12th/14th Century.

A Rare Iranian Mace Head. Saljuq, 12th/14th Century.

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