A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc

A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc

A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc

A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL BRITISH BRONZE AGE ANTIQUITY, APPROXIMATELY 3000 YEARS OLD, DISCOVERED IN THE RIVER THAMES DURING THE LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY. THIS OUTSTANDING PIECE REMAINS IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL UNTOUCHED CONDITION WITH A VERY ATTRACTIVE TYPICAL RIVER FOUND PATINA. MEASURING APPROXIMATELY 27.5 INCHES LONG, IT STILL RETAINS AREAS OF ADHERING RIVER SILT, MOST NOTABLY TO THE UPPER BLADE AND HANDLE AREA. THE LEAF SHAPED BLADE HAS BEEN RITUALISTICALLY DAMAGED PRIOR TO ITS VOTIVE DEPOSITION IN THE RIVER.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE PLACEMENT OF VALUABLE, HIGH STATUS OBJECTS SUCH AS THIS IN PLACES DEEPLY SACRED TO OUR ANCESTORS, MOST NOTABLY RIVERS AND AREAS ASSOCIATED WITH WATER, WAS CARRIED OUT AS PART OF RITUAL SACRIFICE, THE ITEMS ARE COMMONLY FOUND TO HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY DAMAGED OR SYMBOLICALLY,'KILLED', BEFOREHAND. IT IS NOT OFTEN PIECES OF THIS QUALITY BECOME AVAILABLE. The item "A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, RARE BRITISH BRONZE AGE ANTIQUITY, CIRCA 1000-800BC" is in sale since Saturday, May 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\British". The seller is "nordovicum" and is located in Dorset. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
A Truly Exceptional, Rare British Bronze Age Antiquity, Circa 1000-800bc


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