Collar and socketed axe

bronze, around 600 B.C.;
collar diameter: 21.4 cm;
length of the socketed axe: 6 cm
(on loan by the Kulturhistorisches Museum Stralsund)

This fragment of a bronze collar is discovered in 1933 during mowing near Grieben. The second half is discovered in spring 1934, along with a socketed axe.

The collar has broken into two pieces and is twisted. It has a turned body, and the rotational direction changes seven times. The square end pieces are not turned and are bent round to form hooks. It is an example of a 'broad-ribbed collar', used in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages.

The socketed axe was produced in the same period. It is relatively slender, which is typical of the time, has bell-shaped, contrasting flanks and a detached, upright eyelet.

Neither collars nor socketed axes were placed in graves during the outgoing Bronze Age, the items must be considered part of a hoard find, placed in the ground as sacrificial offerings.


Text: J.P.S.

The exhibit refers to:

Western Pomerania until 1945

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