A beautifully preserved Bronze-Age Socketed Axe-head dating from around 1000 - 500 B.C.E.
The Bronze Age socketed axe is, much like the lanceolate-bladed spearhead, a classic artefact of the British Bronze Age and high on the wish-list of almost every metal detectorist and history enthusiast.
At almost 11cm long, this late axe is looped and displays four ribs to each face, a wide, square-shaped flared mouth and convexed cutting edge. However, the really interesting thing about this ancient axehead can be found inside its socket: the bottom half of a Bronze Age Spearhead!
The leaf-shaped spearhead was wedged into the axehead over 2500 years ago, the pair probably forming a votive sacrifice to forgotten Bronze Age gods, and remains there to this day.
We at Timeless have never seen one like it.
BRONZE AGE AXE-HEAD
Formerly part of the renowned Alexander Cotton collection, Hampshire, 1970s.