The crescent axe head with an epsilon shape enjoyed wide distribution in the Near East, where it first appeared in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BC. It probably evolved from a simple, crescent-shaped blade, which was hafted into a wooden shaft, itself curved to fit the back of the blade.
A flat, crescent axe head in an epsilon shape. The weapon features two rear projections, each pierced in the centre with a single hole for a rivet.
Condition: Fine with some marks of ageing on the surface, the weapon is split in three places.