Archaeological Collection

Flat axes

Flat axes
Item name:Flat axes
Dating:3rd millennium BC
Findspot:River Ljubljanica
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


The flat copper axes of rectangular, trapezoid and fan shapes were discovered in the River Ljubljanica, in the stretch from the confluence with the Mali graben to the Prule Bridge. Like the stone daggers, projectile points and axes on Figs. 182 and 183, they most probably originate from the pile-dwelling site at Špica, which is contemporary with Dežman pile-dwellings sites near Ig.


1. Flat axes, copper, l. 11,8 cm, inv. št. V 195.
2. Flat axes, copper, l. 9,4 cm, inv. št. P 6390.
3. Flat axes, copper, l. 10,7 cm, inv. št. B 5947.
4. Flat axes, copper, l. 9,4 cm, inv. št. B 5948.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 194, pp. 153, 247.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition