Spike-butted axe head

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dc.contributor CLARC
dc.contributor.author CLARC
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-25T15:20:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-25T15:20:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-25
dc.identifier.other 495
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/31890
dc.description Lorestāni, Iron Age I, c. 1150 – 900 B.C.E.
dc.description Cylindrical shaft-hole bronze axe head, the blade bending downwards. Four rounded, conical spikes rise from the butt, the top two leading to the blade, one forming its lower edge, the fourth circling the bottom of the shaft-hole. The spiked butt design is considered the hallmark of Iron Age I Lorestāni metalwork, though the outside of the shaft-hole and spikes lack widely-occurring animal motifs. Some axes of this kind were used for ritual purposes, though the size of the blade could point to everyday use. Though suffering from mild “bronze disease,” given its age, this specimen is in remarkable condition.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Department of Classical Studies
dc.format.extent Height: 4.7 cm. (1.85”)
dc.format.extent Length: 19.7 cm. (7.755”)
dc.format.extent Length of blade: 16.4 cm. (6.456”)
dc.format.extent Width: 3.3 cm. (1.299”)
dc.format.extent Length of cutting edge: 7.9 cm. (3.11”)
dc.format.extent Diameter at shaft-hole: 2.5 cm. (0.984”)
dc.format.extent Circumference at shaft-hole: 7.85 cm. (3.09”)
dc.format.medium Bronze
dc.language No linguistic content
dc.language.iso zxx
dc.rights Copyright held by CLARC.
dc.title Spike-butted axe head
dc.type Weapon
dc.date.updated March 25, 2016
dc.contributor.department Department of Classical Studies

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