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The circular neck was joined to the shaft by a rivet, two holes surviving in the metal. The spear was cast solid, but the circular neck was hammered into its tubular form, leaving a split lengthwise along one of the flat sides. Green patina.


By 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to come from Macedonia with 64.511, 64.513-515); purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, about 1200–1100 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 535.


Length: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins