17th century, dating to the period of the Siege of Vienna (1683) under Sultan Mehmed IV. See Stone, fig.102 #5 for a very similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Iron, 36 3/4" length, with tapered square section point over geometrically shaped bolster. Cylindrical shaft and tapered spatulate terminal mounted with seven domed studs. The terminal and entire head (all of the forward portion other than the shaft) decorated in silver koftgari bands with lattice infill. The silver weak throughout but quite uniform. The back of the base fashioned with a shallow stem and just tool finished. Evidently it was originally mounted with something, possibly a colored leather fin to stabilize it in flight. Stone states that these were able to be thrown with great accuracy.
Stock Number: FNS3467

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