European Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

A European Bronze Age socketed axe head featuring a corded band around the socket, side loop, and beautiful patination all over. 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.

Date: Circa 1200-800 BC

Object Condition

Excellent condition, some earthenware in the interior of the socket.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:3 x H:5.5 x D:10.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565

Dealer Location

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