Labrys (Greek: λάβρυς, romanized: lábrus) is, according to Plutarch (Quaestiones Graecae 2.302a), the Lydian word for the double-bitted axe. In Greek it was called πέλεκυς, pélekus. The Ancient Greek plural of labrys is labryes (λάβρυες).

An ornamented golden Minoan double axe, often spuriously called a labrys
Bronze Age axe from the tholos tombs of Messara in Crete
Coinage of Idrieus of Caria, Obv: Head of Apollo, wearing laurel wreath, drapery at neck; Rev: legend ΙΔΡΙΕΩΣ ("IDRIEOS"), Zeus Labraundos standing with labrys in his right hand, c. 351–50 to 344–43 BCE [1]

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