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.