A Persian Bronze Age axe head, circa 1200-80 B.C.
2nd Millennium B.C.
The ribbed socket having four flared spikes extending to ridges, the upper three in the form of leaves with pointed tips and lines representing the veins; flanged blade, the sides and top with delicate banded and spearpoint decoration.
Condition: Cleaned at one time to show the decoration, protected areas retaining green patina.
Length overall: 6 3/4 inches.