Bronze Age Axe Head


An fenestrated axe head, with two close shaft-holes and three knobs on the butt.

Date: Circa 1500 - 1200 BC
Period: Late Bronze Age
Provenance: From a collection of arms and armour, Cologne, Germany 1990-2005.
Condition: Fine, with some marks of ageing on the surface.


SKU: PM-69 Category: Tag:

The crescent axe head of epsilon shape enjoyed a wide distribution in the Near East, where it first appeared in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC. Typologically, axe heads of this form are direct derivatives from the flat epsilon axe heads. The introduction of a shaft-hole cast in one with the blade greatly increased its strength and efficiency.


Weight 277.3 g
Dimensions L 12.5 cm



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