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This listing is for a VERY NICE *Bronze Age* Chinese cultural artifact Jian sword that displays an AWESOME & entirely GENUINE age PATINA

REAL Antique China WARRING STATES Period BRONZE Small SWORD Ancient Artifact = JIAN

The Warring States Period (475–221 BC) was an era of division in ancient China. After the relatively peaceful & philosophical Spring & Autumn Period, various states were at war before the Qin state conquered them all, & China was reunited under the Qin Dynasty

This sword exhibits a NATURAL DEEP GREEN antique luster TRUE "Patina" the product of, and due-to, its *GREAT AGE* & absolutely IS NOT *artificial chemical inducement*

AGE = Circa 2200-2500 years OLD

Bronze age = Shang dynasty (Circa 1600 BC-1046 BC) to Spring & Autumn period (771–476 BC)

This sword probably excavated from the tomb of a WEALTHY warrior in the later 19th or early 20th Century when much of this type of activity occurred

The end of the sword (Pommel) has been lost, It was broken-off 1000's of years ago, LIKELY in battle, now an old & lusterous patina has crept-over it, as you can clearly see in my pictures

The 12 Chinese characters engraved on the sword (??) Will almost certainly contain a date, I would guess, & perhaps place of manufacture?

If anyone is able to READ these? I would be most grateful to hear what they do read?

I was told by a Chinese friend here in New Zealand, that he was unable to read the words at all (As, apparently the current written Chinese language is quite different)

Pictured beside a ruler, so you can see how long it is but idiots will ask :-(

MOST alleged Bronze Chinese swords that are seen for sale today in NZ, or on the WWW, are just modern reproductions.

This item is a genuine ancient historical artifact & would be *without question* ONE of THE OLDEST SWORDS here in New Zealand

GUARANTEED 100% GENUINE & exactly as described "for life" full money-back guarantee that covers both purchase cost AND postage costs BOTH WAYS so do please bid with confidence :-) Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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