**First Time At Auction**
Central Europe, ca. late 4th to early 3rd millennium BCE. A hefty and compact hammered copper axe head. It features a wide socketing end with a central ridge along the verso, two lengthy faces with a raised ridge along the top border, and an acutely-angled blade edge. The profile of the axe head is slightly curved, perhaps as a more-efficient means of chopping and shaping wood rather than having been used in battle. A layer of dark-brown patina covers the majority of the tool, and areas of the original copper are visible along the blade. Size: 4.375" L (11.1 cm).
Provenance: ex-estate of John Piscopo, San Diego, California, USA. Mr. Piscopo was one of the largest collectors of ancient weapons in the US with a collection that spanned all cultures, all ages.
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