Bronze Age axe-head

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Description

ITEMAxe-head
MATERIALBronze
CULTURERecent Bronze Age, Europe
PERIOD1350-1150 B.C
DIMENSIONS135 mm x 53 mm
CONDITIONPerfect condition.
PROVENANCEEx French private collection.
DESCRIPTIONSocketed axe with slightly concave sides, circular mouth with raised collar and lateral holes for cross-pin, cutting edge slightly curved. Nervature forming a V’s on both sides, below the collar.
BIBLIOGRAPHYBIETTI SESTIERI, A. M., FLOYD MACNAMARA, E. Prehistoric metal artefacts from Italy (3500-720 B.C) in the British Museum (2007) p.68, Plate 23, Axes type 53, Fig. 100