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Old 20th September 2017, 10:16 PM   #1
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After lurking here around for some time now i am proud to present my first ancient weapon i purchased earlier this month

I would appreciate your comments and remarks about it.

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Old 20th September 2017, 10:21 PM   #2
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Old 21st September 2017, 04:03 PM   #3
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looks a bit new. uniform patination looks unusual. where did you get it from? any providence? can you post a picture looking down at the eye? i like it, no matter what age it is would look good re-hafted in a nice grainy wood like yew...
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How old to be ancient, Andi ? No corrosion, or other signs of age .
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Old 21st September 2017, 06:27 PM   #5
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I believe the patina etc of this axe head are as a result of modern "conservation" methods. I have seen several similar examples in recent times, and it could well be ancient.
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It's so-called "Byzantine" battle axe.
Here is an excavated example from Crimea.
As for the discussed axe head, I'm not sure that it's authentic.
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It's so-called "Byzantine" battle axe.
Here is an excavated example from Crimea.
As for the discussed axe head, I'm not sure that it's authentic.


Would this type of axe have been used by the Varangian guard?
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Would this type of axe have been used by the Varangian guard?


I'm not sure.
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Old 22nd September 2017, 03:26 PM   #9
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@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.
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