Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

An European Bronze Age socketed axe head, decorated on both sides with a simple geometric design and featuring a corded band around the socket. The casting seam is visible above and below where the two halves have been joined.

European Bronze Age farmers differed from their stone-cutting predecessors – they used horses and chariots to work; kept flocks of sheep for woollen clothing; and used bronze as a standard commodity of exchange. Technological development was rapid; the manufacture of tools and weapons increased; and specialised equipment emerged for shaving, woodworking, and metalworking. Axes such as this one would have been used primarily for clearing woodland and for shaping timber, but would also have proved useful in battles.

Object History

From the Alexander Cotton collection, Hampshire, acquired 1980s.

Object Condition

Fine, complete and intact, signs of aging and earthly encrustations to the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:10 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA