Bronze Age European Bronze Spear

Bronze Age European Bronze Spear

A Bronze Age European bronze spear blade with a strong middle rib and offset edge. It has a round, slightly conical socket pierced for attachment to the spear shaft.

Middle Bronze Age, Central Europe.
Ca. 1200-800 BC.
Length: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm).

The inhabitants of Central Europe from Gaul to the Danube Basin in the second millennium BC coalesced into a culture identified in the archaeological record by large well defined cemeteries containing numerous cremation burials contained in cinerary urns. The graves were often accompanied by bronze tools and ornaments. The wealthiest burials were those of warriors and princes, often containing finely made bronze swords, spears, and adornments.

Formerly in a Vienna private collection, 1980s.

Inv#: 7204


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