Two Late Bronze Age bronze tools, an awl and a chisel, 1150-800 B.C.

Two Late Bronze Age bronze tools, an awl and a chisel, 1150-800 B.C.

Code: 2568

£75.00
 

Description: Two bronze tools, one with a pointed end (an awl or punch), the other with a rounded end (possibly a chisel), both with patchy dark green brown patinas. Some small patches of minor corrosion on the longest exmple, otherwise condition good, provenance unknown, but British finds.

Size: 85 mm/3.3 ins. and 55 mm/2.1 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.