Burial customs and grave goods were of great importance across Bronze Age Europe. It is in graves that many of the most impressive and interesting Bronze Age items have been found, as the Bronze Age saw a rise in individual graves which they filled with precious items. The purpose of this outstanding item is difficult to ascertain since there are no comparable pieces of such enormous size. Smaller pins of this type were used for fastening clothes, as cloak pins, although this pin might have served as some sort of a meat skewer or fire poker.
European Bronze Age Bronze Ceremonial Pin
A European Bronze Age impressively large bronze pin, a very unique and rare piece. The pin is composed of a solid bronze sphere surmounting a needle-thin body.
Period: European Bronze Age
Condition: Very fine, intact, with green patina and a slightly pitted surface. The pin has been mounted on a custom-made stand, ideal for display.