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Axe

8th-7th centuries BC

Bronze

L 16.3 cm

Georgia, Abkhazia, Koban Culture

The surface of this axe is decorated with an engraved figure of a dog-like animal and geometrical design. With a rounded butt, the axe has flanges either side of the shaft hole and a wide, rounded blade.

Battle-axes are typical of Koban culture and can easily be recognised by their peculiar shape and fine engraving.

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