BRONZE AGE DECORATED SOCKETED AXE
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Measurements: 13.8 cm - length
Description: A European Bronze Age bronze socketed axe. The piece has elongated trapezoid outline expanding to curved cutting edge. The cross-section is ovoid. It features a side loop on double moulded socket, while the shield pattern is moulded in parallel V-lines below socket.
Reference: MacGregor, A., Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the collection of the Lord MacAlpine of West Green, 1987, No. 13.5.
Provenance: From an established German collection.
Period: 800 – 500 BC
Condition: Very fine, bright green patination covers the surface.
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