ANCIENT KUSHAN BRONZE BLADE

$85.00

PAKISTAN, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA (formerly Northwest Frontier Province), Buner, KUSHAN?, khanjar, circa 50-300 AD?, thin, flat, broad blade, narrowing to a pointed tip, 60mm reinforced tang. Blade is thick & sturdy, definitely a weapon. bronze, 275x72mm (~10.8×2.75″), 203g, tip broken, corroded,

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Description

The Kushans, like all of the nomads, came from Xinjiang or points north, settled for a time in Transoxiana, then went conquering to the east into Afghanistan and Pakistan. There they built a merchant economy with liberal features such as religious toleration. Then came the Kidarites, then the Shahis, then the Muslims.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.