A very fine Luristan spiked axe head cast in bronze. The blade features a short cylinderical shaft with four ribbed butt-spikes, each terminating in a conical point. The top and bottom butt-spike form the collars of the shaft-hole while the middle two ribs curve up towards the blade, each spike is connected with an additional crossbar. The blade has a very narrow base, with both edges strengthened by thickening, which curves downwards ending in a straight cutting edge.
Date: Circa 1800-600 BC