We, at Timeless, love to acquire artifacts that provide a glimpse of long-gone lives, and it's strange to imagine a man or woman using this tiny tool, 3000 years ago.
With bronze still being a rare and expensive material, most of their day-to-day tools would have been fashioned from wood or flint. For the average Bronze Age person, only a few prized possesions would have been actually made of bronze: perhaps a small spearhead, or palstave axe which would have been passed down for generations. They may have owned a few pieces of bronze jewelery (which would have been a burnished gold colour in their day, rather than the dark patinated green we see now).
And they also made these little square-sectioned awls to punch holes into scraped animal skins and straps. Just a small thing, but a valued possession and an enigmatic piece of history.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries
BRONZE AGE AWL
Formerly the property of an English gentleman, acquired on the antiquities market before 2010.