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- Dated: circa 1550
- Culture: German
- Measurements: overall length 221 cm; head 49 cm
The head is formed with a central spike of stiff-diamond section, while the axe-blade has an oblique near-straight cutting-edge, one side boldly struck with maker’s mark. There’s a star filled with a pellet, and with two decorative arrangements each of three groups of three circular stamps linked by pairs of incised curved lines.
The small flat rear fluke is pierced with a group of three circles. The open socket is extending to form a pair of wavy straps retained by seven nails. For a related example bearing the mark of the same maker see WALDMAN, John, “Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe”, Boston 2005, p.73, fig. 69a.
A multitude of butterflies and their beautiful wings under the microscope.
Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas
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