Canaanite Duckbill War Axe. circa 1500-1200 BC. ex: David Hendin

Ancient Coins - Canaanite Duckbill War Axe. circa 1500-1200 BC. ex: David Hendin
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Canaanite Duckbill War Axe
circa 1500-1200 BC

ex: David Hendin

Such axes were in use during the Biblical time of the "Judges". This was the time that the Israelites conquered the land from the Canaanites. Both the Canaanites and the Israelites used such axes.
This particular axe shows signs of use, & the encrustation has been left on in the shaft portion of the axe.

This axe is priced to sell as such axes sell for as much as twice the price listed here.


The maintenance of armies and the defense of cities were of the highest concern for the Canaanites and Israelites. Over the course of time, styles of warfare and weaponry evolved in the southern Levant.
Fortified cities were built for defense against marauding bands and enemy armies as early as 3000 BCE. Most of the evidence for early warfare comes from "Warrior tombs" of the Middle Bronze Age. Warriors were equipped with a bronze belt, a "duckbill" axe or a narrow, chisel-shaped axe, a spear and a leaf-shaped dagger with a wooden handle and a stone pommel. Large rounded stones were also fastened to handles to create the mace, a primitive blunt instrument.

Ancient Coins - Canaanite Duckbill War Axe. circa 1500-1200 BC. ex: David Hendin
Ancient Coins - Canaanite Duckbill War Axe. circa 1500-1200 BC. ex: David Hendin
Ancient Coins - Canaanite Duckbill War Axe. circa 1500-1200 BC. ex: David Hendin
Price SKU: a205
US$ 800.00
  • € 682.08
  • £ 586.56
  • AUD 1,103.44
  • CHF 738.00
  • CAD 1,022.88

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