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Offline cot b

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Bronze small axe
« on: January 09, 2009, 02:51:39 pm »
What the period of time these axe belong to ??? It possible can be trepolyan culture from ukraine...

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Re: Bronze small axe
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 06:07:36 pm »
This type of axe was common during the bronze age. They are very frequent in Scandinavia during the period ca 1000-500 BC, but I suppose they have a wider geographical spread.

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Re: Bronze small axe
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 10:01:04 pm »
I'm glad someone could bring some information on these -- I have one almost exactly the same as cot b that I bought in York in 1993.  The socket seems very impractical for use as an axe, while the loop seems very practical for stringing several together (votive objects, ceremonial gifts?).  I passed on one made of tin (to my eternal regret).  Cheers, George Spradling
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Re: Bronze small axe
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 12:14:59 pm »
 :-\ Can it be older? Something like 2000-3000 BC? It is from Ukraine,from Bucovina region. I dig it at about 3 monthago 8)

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Re: Bronze small axe
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 06:47:09 pm »
I´ve just learned that in Britain this type of axe is called socketed axe and dates to ca 1000-800 BC.

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Re: Bronze small axe
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 10:55:26 pm »
Yes, I've just found my receipt and the dealer's notes on mine giving the same dating; supposedly a Yorkshire find.  George S.
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