Large Bronze Axe Head
The sheer physicality of ancient battle is seen in the blunt purpose of this large bronze axe head. The axe’s flared cutting edge is mostly flat with a single ridge that runs along its central axis towards the butt. A simple eye rises out of the axe head where the weapon’s wooden handle would have been secured. The aged bronze starts off a rich rusty color on a portion of the blade, changing to an aquamarine patina due to centuries of age and exposure.
The butt of the axe is little more than a small pin for stability, so it is likely that this weapon was a one-way cutting instrument.