European Bronze Age Sickle Blade

£ 250.00

A fine European Bronze Age, crescent shaped, sickle blade cast from bronze. One side is flat, whilst the other features a wide, shallow groove along the length of the blade. The sickle is rounded off at the point, and the other end finishes in a square foot, with a curved tang and a rivet hole for attachment to a handle.

Date: Circa 16th-6th Century BC
Provenance: Acquired 1980-2015. Ex Abelita family collection.
Condition: Fine condition with some attractive green patination to the surface.

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SKU: CY-177 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 blade 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 96.6 g
Dimensions L 26.7 x W 6.0 cm
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