- Museum number
Bronze head of a double-axe. Inscribed with two signs from the Linear A script which were incised either side of the shaft hole. Extensive signs of use-wear on cutting edges and blade.
- Production date
Height: 4.70 centimetres
Length: 18.50 centimetres
Weight: 1.064 kilograms
Width: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This axe has been linked with one seen, but not bought, by John Pendlebury at Kardamoutsa (see below).
p. 94, Catalogue number 58
Lowe Fri, M. 2011. The Minoan Double Axe: An Experimental Study of Production and Use. BAR International Series 2304. Oxford: Archaeopress
p. 149, Catalogue number KA Zf 1
Godart, L. and Olivier, J.-P. (1982). Recueil des Inscriptions en Linéaire A. 4, Autres Documents. Études crétoises 21, 4. Paris: L'École française D'Athènes.
p. 24, Catalogue number V 17 i
Brice, W. (1961). Inscriptions in the Minoan Linear Script of Class A. Oxford University Press
Pope, M. (1956). Cretan Axe-Heads with Linear A Inscriptions. Annual of the British School at Athens 51: 132-135
Pendlebury, J., Money-Coutts, M. and Pendlebury, H. (1938) Excavations in the Plain of Lasithi II. Annual of the British School at Athens 38: 1-56
- On display (G12/dc3)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Letter of 17 August 1954 in G&R letterbook.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number