Seller: saruman.com (3,168) 99.3%, Location: Frederiksberg, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223041028431 About us Authenticity guarantee Payment & shipping LARGE & RARE CHINESE RITUAL BRONZE AXE, DONG SON / HAN CULTURE!! A very large and heavy ritual bronze axe, Dong Song Culture of the Red River Area, Time of the Han Empire, 200 BC-200 AD. Interestingly this was likely a ritual axe, since it's very large for it's type and with a fine V decoration in a section on the socket. Size: 17 cm.! (6,7 inches). Very heavy. Vietnam was finally overtaken by Chinese Han, and became the Annam region of the Empire in about 100 AD. Condition: Choice, exceptional metal very sound and a fine mottled rough patina with cloth marks and earthern encrustations. Incredible antiquity that comes with our COA. Provenance: Large Danish private Collection. Est. $400. Start: $249. About: Senatus Consulto specialize in ancient coins and antiquities from European and Asian cultures. In general we offer antiquities from a period spanning from the Neolithic ages throughout the Bronze and Iron ages and well into the Middle ages. Our stock is aquired from large and well known danish estates or collections often formed in the beginning of the 20th century. Authenticity Guaranteed: Senatus Consulto fully guarantees all artifacts and coins to be genuine in every aspect unless otherwise stated in the item description. Any detail regarding an antiquity that is not known to us, will be noted as such. All artifacts and colltibles are accompanied by an invoice which also function as a Lifetime Certificate of Authenticity. Any item significantly deviating from the information provided by us regarding culture and dating, may be returned for a promp refund excluding shipping and handling. Payment & shipping: Buyer pays shipping & handling costs*: Weight EU* US & rest of the world 1000 gram $24 $30 IMPORTANT: EU-CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTIFY - SO YOU WILL ONLY BE CHARGED EU-SHIPPING RATES. *We ship by reg. airmail, using Postdanmark as carrier - www.postdanmark.dk YOU ONLY PAY ACTUAL SHIPPING PRICES!! Our shippingrates are in accordance with their standardprices. Check-out the pricecatalogue of Postdanmark here Shippingrates: Weight EU US & rest of the world 50 gram $13 $13 100 gram $15 $16 250 gram $17 $19 500 gram $20 $22 1000 gram $24 $30 2000 gram $30 $39 5000 gram $42 $72 10000 gram $63 $118 15000 gram $75 $176 Combined shipping: If you buy multiple items, you'll only pay one shipping fee. Payment options: Paypal We will convert your final bid from US$ to £ and Euro and accept payment in these valutas and other European valutas at the request of the highbidder. Eurochecks drawn on Euro country banks only. US$ checks drawn on US banks only. ** You can collect your purchases of a period of up to 30 days in one transaction, but please advice. (Credit max. of $1.000 for first time customers.*** Condition: Superb for type, only minimal losses and a closed crack, looks unrepaired and basically as found with a wonderful limegreen patina.