PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, ancient & medieval iron spear and javelin heads (and butts)
    I run into a similar problem attributing these as I do with the arrowheads.  You will find books and websites here and there that will illustrate some type of spearhead and attribute it to some culture and time, then you will find essentially the same thing in a place that those people never were.  Metallurgical analysis would tell something, but travelling armies and blacksmiths would might use the local stuff to make their weapons in their typical style, or they might bring stock with them, or they might use salvaged stuff that could have come from anywhere.  Hard to draw conclusions.  I won't try.  All attributions tentative.  The things speak for themselves, but we are deaf to their tales.

PSF33) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spearhead, 267x34mm (~10.5x1.3"), leaf shaped, from Bajawar, NWFP, corroded edges, $38.00 sold
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PSF35) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spearhead, 150x36mm (~6x1.4"), diamond shaped shorty, from Bajawar, NWFP, very light chipping on blades, $56.00 sold
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PSF32) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spearhead, 460x30mm (18x1.25"),  leaf shaped, ridged central spine, from Bajawar, NWFP, bits of wood remain in socket, rusty, light chips, $265.00
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PSF11) BAKTRIAN-GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 400-100 BC?, spearhead, 248x50mm, wide based triangular biblade with socket, from Bajawar, chipped socket, minor chips on blade, decent looking, $85.00 sold
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PSF9) BAKTRIAN-GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 450-100 BC, iron spearhead, 284mm long, 28mm wide at base of blade, crudely formed, from Barikot, corroded, $80.00
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PSBF2) BAKTRIAN-GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 450-100 BC, iron spear butt, 238mm long, 15mm tip, tetrahedral, 2 retaining rings around wrapped socket, from Shingardar, intact, nice, $80.00 sold
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PSBF3) BAKTRIAN-GREEK-SCYTHIAN, c. 450-100 BC, iron spear butt, 230mm long, 14mm base, wrapped socket, from Bajawar, mushrooming at lip of socket as if it was later used as a hammer driven pick, nice, $80.00
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PSF3) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron javelin head, from Bajawar, highly likely this was from Alexander’s army, or immediately after, 260mm, 156mm socket, chips, $245.00
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PSBF1) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spear butt, 128mm long, 18mm diameter at base of socket, solid tetrahedral point, from Bajawar, pretty much intact, $150.00
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PSB36) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spearhead, 218x33mm, leaf shaped shaped shorty with sharply raised spine, solid socket, from Bajawar, NWFP, minor edge chips. decent piece $75.00 sold
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PSB37) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, iron spearhead, 290x33mm,  leaf shaped shaped with very low spine, wrapped socket with 2 lines around for decoration, from Bajawar, NWFP, edge chips $55.00 sold
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PSF27) probably SCYTHIAN, c. 150 BC - 100 AD, iron spear head, 248x30mm, leaf shaped blade, cast socket, from Barikot, complete, $180.00 sold
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PSF40) GREEK-SCYTHIAN-KUSHAN- SASANIAN, c. 300 BC - 300 AD, iron spearhead, 398x31mm (15.75x1.25"),  thin biblade with wrapped socket, unknown location in NWFP, rusty, corroded $49.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PSF39) GREEK-SCYTHIAN-KUSHAN- SASANIAN, c. 300 BC - 300 AD, iron spearhead, 350x35mm (~12.5x1.4"), lightly chipped edges, $55.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PSF38) GREEK-SCYTHIAN-KUSHAN- SASANIAN, c. 300 BC - 300 AD, iron spearhead, 310x30mm (~12.25x1.25"), reinforced at base of blade, mushroomed at base of socket as if it had been used as a chisel, decent $62.00 sold
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PSF20) SCYTHIAN-HEPHTHALITE?, c. 100 BC - 500 AD, iron spearhead, 208x29mm, leaf shaped, wrapped socket, thick, from Nal, VG $90.00
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PSF21) KUSHAN, c. 50-400 AD, iron spearhead, 397x44mm, hammer welded wrapped socket, ornamented toward blade, from Swat, VF $180.00
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PSF22) KUSHAN, c. 50-400 AD, iron spearhead, 250x35mm, wrapped socket, 2 nail holes, from Shingardar, Swat, $200.00
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PSF23) LATE KUSHAN, c. 300-500 AD, iron spearhead, 320x41mm, ornamented wrapped socket, bit of ancient wood in socket, from Barikot, bit of lamination at tip, F $200.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PSF26) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, 368x47mm, straight edged blade, highly forged wrapped socket with minimal decoration & 1 nail hole, from Kalam, NWFP, slightly bent blade, F $165.00
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PSF12) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, 245x45mm biblade point on 187mm socket, 28mm dia. at base, bit of decoration, from Bajawar, VF  $320.00
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PSF14) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, from Bajawar, 447x65mm, F $320.00
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PSF15) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, 410x53mm, highly worked, heavy, from Bajawar, VF $320.00
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PSF16) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, 424x23mm blade, from Bajawar, F $250.00
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PSF17) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, 410x31mm, has a brass ferrule at base of socket with apparently a coat of green paint, probably the ferrule is later, the paint much later.  The effect of the ferrule is to turn this into a dagger.  From Bajawar, F $200.00
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PSF18) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, 363x50mm, highly decorative form, pierced at bases of blades (for tassels?), from Bajawar, aVF $325.00
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PSF19) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spearhead, nice heavy blade with wrapped socket, 346x36mm, decorated, from Bajawar, bent tip, F $300.00
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PSBF9) KUSHAN-ISLAMIC, c. 100-1000 AD, iron spear butt, 130mm long, 18mm dia. at base of socket, tetrahedral point, from near Rajagira castle in Udigram, F $60.00
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PSF29) SHAHI-ISLAMIC, c. 800-1100 AD, iron spear head, 290x48mm, straight edged & nicely decorated blade, decorated socket, heavy, from Kalam, Swat, socket mouth a bit ragged, tip missing, $70.00 sold
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PSF30) SHAHI-ISLAMIC, c. 800-1100 AD, iron spear head, 370x49mm, straight edged blade, decorated socket, heavy, from Kalam, Swat, tip missing, otherwise nice, $80.00 sold
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PSF31) SHAHI-ISLAMIC, c. 800-1100 AD, iron spear head, iron spear head, 370x49mm, straight edged blade, decorated socket, heavy, from Kalam, Swat, tip missing, otherwise nice, $80.00 sold
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PSF24) ISLAMIC, c. 1100-1200, iron spearhead, 403x45mm, wrapped socket, ornamented toward blade, old wood in socket, from Swat, one blade has been sharpened with a file, F $180.00 sold
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PSF25) ISLAMIC, c. 1100-1200, iron spearhead, 403x45mm, ornamented wrapped socket, old wood in socket, from Swat, one blade sharpened with a file for use by contemporary villager, F $180.00
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