Seller: cherriesfamily (346) 100%, Location: Vilnius, default, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 251864861337 Material: Bronze, ancient bronze battle axe: ancient bronze battle axe original, Details: A CAUCASIAN BRONZE BATTLE AXE KOBAN CULTURE, CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C. With elliptical shaft-hole and crescentic blade6 2/5 in. (16.3 cm.) long Koban tribes occupied the mountain gorges and valleys of the Central Caucasus foothills on both sides of the Main Range. Koban history can be divided into four stages. Fourteenth and thirteenth centuries BC - The early period, when based on the achievements of the Bronze Age Caucasus, South-Eastern Europe and Asia formed new original culture. Time with respect to X to XII. BC considered the heyday of the Koban culture, when it acquired its classical form. Period IX to VII century. BC - The stage of transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age and the beginning of active communication with the Scythians Koban tribes. In late Koban period VI to the IV. BC occurred close cooperation Koban tribes and mixing with the Scythians. Koban tribes never lived closed. Koban findings confirm things constant communication and exchange not only with Caucasian neighbors, but also with the tribes of the Crimea, the Northern Black Sea, Asia Minor. Especially interesting and important communication Koban culture to other highly centers of bronze metallurgy - Luristan (Western Iran) and the Carpathian-Danube (Austria, Bohemia, Bavaria). At the end of the XIX century numerous private collections were created, museums showcase Petersburg, Paris, Lyon, Vienna, Berlin, adorned with beautiful ancient Caucasian metallurgical products, albums and appeared monographs, articles, descriptions. The Koban culture is rated high among other cultures of the late Bronze Age due to the high level of its applied art.