Epsilon Axe-Head


A flat, crescent axe head in an epsilon shape. The weapon features two rear projections, each pierced in the centre with a single hole for a rivet.

Date: Circa 3rd Millennium BC
Condition: Fine with some marks of ageing on the surface, the weapon is split in three places.


SKU: PM-68 Category: Tag:

The crescent axe head with an epsilon shape enjoyed wide distribution in the Near East, where it first appeared in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC. It probably evolved from a simple, crescent-shaped blade, which was hafted into a wooden shaft, itself curved to fit the back of the blade.

Weight 328.7 g
Dimensions L 11.5 cm



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