British Bronze Age socketed axe, ex. Sir Arthur Evans collectionM51
A bronze axe head with a socketed body, side-loop and expanding crescent-shaped blade. The body is decorated with three parallel raised ribs on each side.
British, Late Bronze Age, 9th or 8th Century BC
9 x 4.6 cms
Some dents to the blade and light surface pitting as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, Penzance, Cornwall, UK; acquired 1970’s onwards mostly from older collections. Reputedly from the collection of the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941).