Three Ancient European Bronze Age Axes - 1400 BC

Three large, symmetrical and beautifully patinated European copper alloy axes, dating to the Middle Bronze Age, approximately 1400 BC.

Of usual Bronze Age form, with curved blade edge and short vertical flanges. In antiquity, a wooden pole would have inserted under the flanges, to be held in place by a thick rope.

Axes such as these would have been used to clear the forests of Early Europe for human habitation. They could also be used for religious purposes, as dedications. Indeed, these axes are often found in hoards throughout central Europe, where they are believed to have served a votive function.

 

A very decorative and well preserved group.

Three Ancient European Bronze Age Axes - 1400 BC. Three large, symmetrical and beautifully patinated European copper alloy axes, dating to the Middle Bronze Age, approximately 1400 BC. Of usual Bronze Age form, with curved blade edge and short vertical flanges. In antiquity, a wooden pole would have inserted under the flanges, to be held in place by a thick rope. Axes such as these would have been used to clear the forests of Early Europe for human habitation. They could also be used for religious purposes, as dedications. Indeed, these axes are often found in hoards throughout central Europe, where they are believed to have served a votive function.   A very decorative and well preserved group.

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