European Bronze Age Bronze Pin

£ 1,200.00

A European Bronze Age impressively large bronze pin, a very unique and rare piece. A sphere surmounts the needle-thin body and it features intricate ribbing below on a bulbous terminal, which likely served as a handle for this instrument.

Date: Circa 3200-600 BC
Condition: Very fine, intact, with green patina and a slightly pitted surface.
Product Code: CES-11
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The purpose of this outstanding item is difficult to ascertain since there are no comparable pieces of such enormous size. Smaller pins of this type were used for fastening clothes, as cloak pins, although this pin might have served as some sort of a meat skewer or fire poker.

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

Dimensions L 64 cm
Metal

Bronze

Region

Western Europe

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