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. Yet, this pin might have served as some sort of a meat skewer or a fire poker.
European Bronze Age Bronze Pin
An 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.
Condition: Very fine, intact, with green patina and slightly pitted surface.