Four Late Bronze Age bronze awls or punches, 1150-800 B.C.

Four Late Bronze Age bronze awls or punches, 1150-800 B.C.

Code: 2570

£75.00
 

Description: Four small bronze tools, probably awls or punches, with pointed ends and with patchy dark green brown patination. All in good condition and nice examples, one with indistinct locality written in ink on one side, provenance unknown, but British finds.

Size: 40-55 mm/1.6-2.2 ins. in length

Culture: Late Bronze Age

Date: c. 1150-800 B.C.

Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.

Notes: Bronze Age awls comprise a range of small rod-like tools that are usually round or rectangular in cross-section and pointed at one end with a square or chiselled edge at the other. They were probably used for perforating leather, wood and bone working and other crafts. Early researchers suggested they may have been used for tattooing human skin.