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A bronze Axehead, Koban Culture, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE

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A bronze Axehead, Koban Culture, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE
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A bronze Axehead, Koban Culture, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE:
Medium: Bronze
Koban culture is a late Bronze Age and Iron Age culture of the northern and central Caucasus. It is preceded by the Colchian culture of the western Caucasus and the Kharachoi culture further east. It is named after the village of Koban, Northern Ossetia, wherein 1869 battle-axes, daggers, decorative items and other objects were discovered in a kurgan. Later, further sites were uncovered in the central Caucasus. This rare example features an elliptical shaft-hole and crescentic blade and hammer at right angle.Cf: On the way to the Golden Fleece. Archaeological Findings from Georgia, exhibition catalog, Munich Staatliche Museum, 1995, p. 284, no. 230, pl. 107f.

Dimensions: Length: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm)
Reference No: 451

PROVENANCE: Ex-Andrew Green collection, Ex-David Kennedy collection, acquired at London Art Market in late 1980's.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Intact and in excellent condition overall. With museum-quality custom stand.
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A bronze Axehead, Koban Culture, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE

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A bronze Axehead, Koban Culture, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE, ca. 9th - 8th century BCE:
Medium: Bronze
Koban culture is a late Bronze Age and Iron Age culture of the northern and central Caucasus. It is preceded by the Colchian culture of the western Caucasus and the Kharachoi culture further east. It is named after the village of Koban, Northern Ossetia, wherein 1869 battle-axes, daggers, decorative items and other objects were discovered in a kurgan. Later, further sites were uncovered in the central Caucasus. This rare example features an elliptical shaft-hole and crescentic blade and hammer at right angle.Cf: On the way to the Golden Fleece. Archaeological Findings from Georgia, exhibition catalog, Munich Staatliche Museum, 1995, p. 284, no. 230, pl. 107f.

Dimensions: Length: 5 3/4 inches (14.5 cm)
Reference No: 451

PROVENANCE: Ex-Andrew Green collection, Ex-David Kennedy collection, acquired at London Art Market in late 1980's.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Intact and in excellent condition overall. With museum-quality custom stand.

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