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Vietnamese Dong Son Era Bronze Spear

(200 BC - 200 AD)


A bronze Vietnamese Dong Son era spear tip. The spear tips were placed on the end of wooden shafts. The patina and color are typical of Dong Son bronze artifacts, which tends to deteriorate deep into the metal while leaving smooth areas that demarcate the original surface. One can see that the original spears were fairly well polished.






An image of similar weapons and artifacts from the Vietnamese National Museum in Hanoi.