A relatively heavy small bronze axehead with two blades either side of an oval-section socket; tapering faces, slightly flared blades and ridges to the top and bottom faces.
Late Minoan Cyprus: Circa 1400-1050 BC.
Very fine condition. Complete, with a rich green patina.
Width 8 cms (3.15 ins)
From the collection of a European gentleman living in South London; acquired 1970-1980.
Such items are well attested in Crete and other areas of Greece (see http://www.salimbeti.com/micenei/weapons4.htm ) The size suggests this is more likely have been used as a burial item for use in the afterlife or possibly as a tool.
Minoan Late Bronze Age votive axehead
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