Bronze Age Sickle


A bronze sickle, formed as a curved casting with one flat face. There is a strengthening rib to the outside of the curve, and an edge to the inside. The handle is pierced to be hafted.

Date: Circa 800 - 600 BC
Period: Bronze Age
Condition: Fine condition.


SKU: AS-1966 Category: Tag:

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.

The sickle was a common tool during the Bronze Age in Europe, and served an agricultural purpose, harvesting crops or cutting forage. However, many further sickles have been found with a symbolic or religious significance attached to them.

To discover more about Celtic culture, please visit our relevant blog post: Bronze Age Britain.

Weight 66.2 g
Dimensions W 14.7 cm


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