This is a nice late Bronze Age lugged sickle, dating to c. 1200 - 800 B.C. This object would have been cast in once piece the offset sprue used as a rivet to secure the blade to a wooden handle. Such objects were used in harvesting crops and fruits by early farming communities. A comparable example has been recorded from Welwyn in Hertfordshire BH-6CC3F5 this is a particularly nice example in good excavated condition.
CULTURE: Late Bronze Age
DATE: c. 1200 - 800 B.C.
SIZE: 104.57mm x 17.01mm x 3.45mm
WEIGHT: 29.68 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Ireland.
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