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Ancient Viking Iron Battle Axe - WOW Blade 7 1/4" / Very Rare Military Type #22

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Seller: elkorak (392) 100%, Location: Europe, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 262736834269 Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser Don't hesitate to make your offers, every reasonable offer will be accepted! Ancient Viking Iron Battle Axe Very Rare Military Type - WOW Large of Blade is 7 1/4" Long 7", Widht of blade 7 1/4", Weight 905g. = 1.995lb Found on the Balkans, Roman area Moesia. Fully preserved archaeological component. Stable state. GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original. Nice items for your collection. 6 - 9 C. AD. This Unique item has a very long history - let it continue in your home ! The use of the axe by the Roman army is attested from many finds, which begin to increase from the sixth century AD onwards. This is the time of the first Slav raids and invasions of the Balkans, under the pressure of nomadic peoples like Kutrigurs and Avars. The archaeological relics of the Balkan wars of the Emperor Maurice (582-603) against the Avars and their allies or subject Slavs, who spread out in Greece and Thracia to Peloponnese and Corinth, show a widespread use of this weapon. Borrowed by the Slavs and the Germans, its use by Roman garrisons is widely attested by the archaeological finds in the Roman Danubian fortresses. This axe finds an almost similar correspondent in a late-antique specimen found in Knin, modern Croatia, in a Roman context, dated in about 6th - 9th century AD. Its broad blade suggests a use for crashing and devastating blows directed to the head and the arms, with the intention to break helmets and shields. The Strategikon of the Emperor Maurice (B, XII, 6) remembers, among the essential equipment to be kept ready for the infantrymen, that "... each wagon should carry a hand mill, an ax, hatchets (pelekus), an adz, a saw, two picks, a hammer, two shovels, a basket, some coarse cloth, a scythe, lead-pointed darts, caltrops...". It is clear that in this period the axe was used both as a weapon, as well as a tool for everyday, non-warfare duties. Payment Policy Only PayPal is Accepted 3 Days Payment is required after the Winning Bid Item will be shipped immediately on the same or next business day of receiving clear payment Shipping Policy I Ship Only With Registered Mail (Tracking Number) I Ship WorldWide Paypal Confirmed Addresses Only Items Will Be Shipped Same Day Of Receiving Full Payment Tracking Number Will Be Provide Terms Bid Only If You Are Confident You Will Pay. By Bidding On My Auctions You Agree That You Will Pay In 3 Days!!! Note If shipment is delayed or there is any problem, please do not leave negative feedback and contact with me! I immediately will solve any problems! Good luck to all bidders! Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Condition: Very good antique condition

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