Small Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head with a Loop


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 collar is strengthened by a thicker slightly uneven rim. A small loop used to secure the axe head to a wooden shaft has been attached to the lower section of the axe.

Please take note of the measurements.
Date: Circa 13th-9th century BC
Period: Late Bronze Age
Provenance: Kuizenga collection, the Netherlands, formed from 1970s onwards.
Condition: Fine condition. Patination to the surface. There is a small perforation near the collar of the socket.


SKU: SK-115 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. Smaller axe heads such as this one would have been used for more delicate woodworking and other activities, such as butchering and hide-scraping.

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

Weight 111.1 g
Dimensions L 8.3 x W 3.7 x H 2.5 cm



Time Period

Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item 1960,1107.5

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