New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A EUROPEAN BRONZE AXE
late bronze age, circa 1300-1000 b.c.
The heavy, cast T-shaped axe with trunnions below the butt, the long blade tapering toward the straight cutting edge
8.3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) long
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For a similar axe identified as Hallstatt, see fig. 32 in Smith, Guide to Antiquities of the Early Iron Age in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities.
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