Ancient European Bronze Age Flanged Axe - 1400 BC

A well provenanced, symmetrical European copper alloy flanged axe, dating to approximately 1400 BC and discovered in the Rhone valley.

The Axe is 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 this 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.

Ancient European Bronze Age Flanged Axe - 1400 BC. A well provenanced, symmetrical European copper alloy flanged axe, dating to approximately 1400 BC and discovered in the Rhone valley. The Axe is 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 this 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.

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