European Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head

£ 225.00

A fine European Bronze Age socketed axe head featuring a side loop. Its rectangular body extends to a slightly convex cutting edge, whilst the socketed mouth is strengthened by thickening. The casting seam is visible to the top and bottom of the axe from where the two pieces have been fixed together. A small loop used to secure the axe head to a wooden shaft has been attached to the lower section of the axe.

Date: Circa 13th-9th century BC
Period: Late Bronze Age
Provenance: Kuizenga collection, the Nethelands, formed from 1970s onwards.
Condition: Fine condition. Patination to the surface. Minor chips to the cutting edge.


SKU: CY-150 Category: Tag:

European metalwork saw a rapid technological development. The manufacture of tools and weapons increased and specialised in producing equipment for shaving, woodworking, and metalworking. Axe heads such as this one would have been used primarily for clearing woodland and for shaping timber, but would also have proved useful in battles.

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

Weight 137.5 g
Dimensions L 6.8 x W 4 cm



Time Period

Reference: For a similar item,The British Museum, item 1866,0627.65

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