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

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

Code: 2569

£75.00
 

Description: Three small bronze tools, probably awls or punches, with pointed ends and with dark green-brown or brown patination. All in good condition and nice examples, provenance unknown, but British finds.

Size: 52-67 mm/2-2.6 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.