Large Bronze Age Palstave Axe Head

GBP 800.00

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Object Description

A large Bronze Age bronze palstave axe head featuring a square butt, leaf-shaped flanges with shoulder ridge on each side below stop and with a sloping ledge stop. The blade is splayed with a worn cutting edge. The bronze is smooth and covered by a beautiful dark olive-green patina.

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 a German private collection, Munich, 1990’s.

Object Condition

Fine, complete and intact. Beautiful green patination to the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:20 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

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