Miniature Bronze Age Socketed Axe Head

£150.00

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.

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Product Code: AS-3268
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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.

 

Weight 80 g
Dimensions L 6 cm
Culture

Metal

Time Period

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