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Shang Dynasty Period
Qi - An Ancient Axe Weapon
乡戚   兵器

A qi is an ancient weapon that has the shape of an axe. This one has the character "Xiang" engraved on it, meaning county or village. It was found at a dig in Yantou Village, Suide County. It was made in the Shang Dynasty period (16th to the 11th century BC).

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