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Elamite Bronze Age War Hammer 2500 B.C.

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Elamite Bronze Age War Hammer 2500 B.C.
An elegant, rare and well preserved ancient Persian Bronze Age War Hammer, dating to approximately 2500 - 2000 BC.

The heavy weapon, of high copper content, is of typical Elamite form, kinked, with blunt axe head on one side, the other with bulging hammer. With oval socket and four circular perforations on the body; two near the axe edge, one over the socket for securing the original wooden pole, now perished. This war hammer may well have had a ceremonial purpose, as well as a functional use.

This artifact would originally have formed part of the burial contents of a wealthy Elamite Warrior's tomb. The Bronze Age Peoples of Elam, in south-west Persia were a warrior-society about which relatively little is known. They were contemporaries of the old Babylonian civilization in Mesopotamia and were eventually destroyed by, or absorbed into the Assyrian Empire. Measurements: length: 11 cm Height: 8.5 cm Height on stand: 14 cm

Condition: Excellent condition. Lovely patina

The Hammer/Axe is nicely mounted on a custom plexi-glass display stand of high quality

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