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 ...click for details
The broad heavy triangular-shaped blade bronze dirk with crescentic pommel with three midribs, the cylindrical grip with three pairs of encircling ribs, with rectangular guard, the triangular blade with shallow midrib
A finely crafted bronze axe-head with spiked butt. Short cylindrical shaft-hole cast with four raised horizontal moldings terminating at back in spur-like projections with conical terminals. The blade rises above the top of the shaft and springs from the third rib down at the bottom. Small area of incised linear design on top of blade above shaft-hole. See P.R.S Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, plate 2, #14.
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