Bronze Age Double Headed axe adze c. On a fine example of a heavy cast ancient bronze age double-headed adze or pickaxe, made of copper, dating from approx 2500 BCE, Hungarian, with a round socket and convex cutting edges perpendicular to each other. One blade parallel to the socket widens to a flat convex blade with intact edges, the other side tapers to a narrower cutting blade.
Length 9" x 2" wide and weighs 2.9 lbs. Uncleaned, surface pitted with patina, a fine piece in great shape, I've had this in my collection for more than 50 years.
See provenance, attesting to the find in Hungary, from a representative of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, 1949. Informational details about the collection: My father was a well-known numismatist, who had professional interest in ancient coins as well as personal interest in antiquities and unusual currency. He was the primary source for many of my acquisitions, in addition to auctions and other dealers. I began my collecting in this field in the 1950s when I was a teenager, and while I haven't added to it in over 25 years, I've enjoyed displaying these pieces for years.
Now it's time for the next "steward" - who can care for these objects with the same affection. Because many of these objects are relatively rare, handmade, and at this point pretty much unique - descriptions can vary by source, and pricing can be difficult. I therefore rely here on identifications and sales of similar/comparable items where I can find them: online and public auctions, catalogs, books.
Where possible I will provide provenance and cite the sources I've used for identifying the objects. If you find errors, or think my descriptions aren't correct, please let me know. I've been a dedicated collector but I'm not an expert.
If you prefer faster service, contact me for add'l costs. Items here are from my personal collection, guaranteed to be authentic, and are not re-sales. Anything else you need to know, just ask!The item "Authentic ancient Bronze Age copper double headed axe Hungary 2000-3000 BCE" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Neolithic & Paleolithic".
The seller is "howardfrank" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.