Small European Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head


A fine European Bronze Age small, socketed axe head with a rectangular body tapering to a slightly convex cutting edge. The casting seam is visible to the top and bottom of the axe from where the two pieces have been fixed together.

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


SKU: CY-151 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 35 g
Dimensions L 6 x W 2 cm



Time Period

Reference: For a similar item,The British Museum, item WG.1428.a

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