OFFERS INVITED 2nd - 1st century BC. A bronze axe head 'Sagaris' with narrow body and flat top oval shaft-hole, crescent blade to one edge and slight hook to the reverse. The horse head is of particular interest, probably Scythian. The Scythians were the finest of cavalry at the time, and the light battle axe was a common weapon. 5.5 inches x 2.25 inches (14cm x 6cm). 211 grams. Some evidence of soil deposits, slight nicks to the cutting edge. CONDITION: Fine antique condition. Even malachite green patina. FREE UK DELIVERY We ship to the EU, USA, Australia, New Zealand. PLEASE CALL FOR A SHIPPING PRICE BEFORE PURCHASING. Comes with information sheet. Comes with our usual 10 day refund guarantee.

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Sagaris is the ancient Greek name for a shafted weapon used by the horse-riding ancient North-Iranian Saka and Scythian peoples of the great Eurasian steppe, also by the Western and Central Asian peoples: the Medes, Persians, Parthayans, Indo-Saka, Kushans, Tocharians. Mossynoeci, and others living within the milieu of Iranian peoples,