Ancient 1000-600 BC Celtic Bronze Socketed Axe Head
A very nice example of an authentic ancient Celtic bronze socketed axe head (circa 1000-600 BC.). Cast of Copper alloy axe head of trapezoid form with a flared cutting edge, decorated on both sides with moulded ridged bands and vertical ribs pattern with a hole throughout for a haft.
Most European of the bronze socketed axe heads are cast on the side with the fastening loop on top for securing the axe head to a shaped wooden haft for use. This is a rare type of the early bronze socketed axe head with two short prongs on the side for stability and the hole to be riveted to the wood haft.
MEASUREMENTS: Max Length: 8.5 cm (3.35 inches). Width: 4.5 cm (1.77 inches)
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, with nice green patina