European Bronze Age Sickle Blade

£ 275.00

A crescent shaped bronze sickle blade. One side is flat, whilst the other features a bevelled edge all along the length of the blade. The sickle is rounded off at the point, and the other end finishes in a squared foot, with a curved tang and a rivet hole for attachment to a handle. The bronze features some very attractive green patination.

Date: Circa 16th-6th Century BC
Condition: Extremely fine, beautiful rich green patina on the surface.


Product Code: CES-22
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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. The sickle blade was a common tool during the Bronze Age in Europe, and served an agricultural purpose, harvesting crops or cutting forage. However, many further sickles have been found with a symbolic or religious significance attached to them.

To learn more about art and culture in the Bronze Age, visit our relevant blog post: The Bronze Age.

Dimensions L 24.2 x W 4.4 cm

Western Europe



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