RARE BRONZE AGE MINIATURE AXE

£140.00

Measurements: 6.5 cm - length

 

Description: A miniature bronze axe head with curved blade and elliptical socket with collar to the mouth. It has been suggested that these examples of miniature axes were used as votive offerings, since due to their size the functionality would be minimal. There have been many attested archaeological finds of miniature weaponry crafted and deposited as grave goods.

 

Provenance: Property of a Hampshire collector; acquired in the early 1980s.

 

Period: 11th – 9th BC

 

Condition: Very fine, a small chip to the blade. Patination covers the surface. Rare.

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