A miniature bronze axe head, socketed at one end. The axe features a faceted body, which expands towards a slightly curved blade with quite sharp edge. The weapon is mounted on a simple wooden display stand.
Date: Circa 900 - 600 BC Condition: Very fine condition.
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 would have been used primarily for clearing woodland and for shaping timber, but also in battles.
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