tabarzin

A chiselled and gold-inlaid Persian battle axe (tabarzin), 18th/19th century Solid blade with semi-circular edge, chiselled on both sides in hunting relief and with gold-inlaid decoration. On the socket and hammer head an Arabic inscription chiselled in relief. Velvet covered wood haft with two octagonal, ornamental gold-inlaid iron mounts, suspension ring attached to the handle.