A silver inlaid axe head
TurkeyTurkey & the Balkans
A silver inlaid axe head, Turkish or E European, 16th or 17th century. Of distinctive form, inlaid with stylised arabesques and pellets, the tang silver inlaid with Arabic inscription " 'amal Hasan " (i.e.the work of Hasan).
Cutting edge 4” (10cms) Maximum length 6¾” (17cms)