British Bronze Age Palstave Axe

£ 400.00

A British Bronze Age bronze axe featuring a square butt, leaf-shaped flanges with a shoulder ridge on each side below stop and with a sloping ledge stop. The blade is splayed with a worn cutting edge.

Date: Circa 2500-800 BC
Provenance: From an established German collection.
Condition: Very fine, deep green patina covering the surface.
Product Code: CES-02
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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 to make woollen clothing and used bronze as a standard commodity of exchange. The technological development that occurred in that time was rapid: the manufacture of tools and weapons increased and specialised equipment for shaving, woodworking and metalworking was created. Axes such as this one would have been used primarily for clearing woodland and for shaping timber, but would also have proved useful in battles.

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

Dimensions L 12.7 cm
Metal

Bronze

Region

Western Europe

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