Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: ශ්රී ලංකා and Austria
@all Thank you for your input
It was sold to me as byzantine broad axe , modern cleaned and conserved, to me. So evgeny was spot on with his excavated example which looks very similar.
Its from a london collection which contained a lot of viking axeheads formed in the 1950s.
I have attached more pictures of the axehead. It seems as there is some black coating and then some kind of wax applied on top of it.