Bronze sickle

Made:
before 1949 in Austria
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze age sickle, Austria.

The sickle was the earliest implement for reaping corn, having been in use several thousands of years B.C. The earliest type was the crescent-shaped flint fitted into a bone or wooden handle. By Saxon times in England, the better balanced iron sickle was known and has changed little since then.

Details

Category:
Agricultural Engineering
Object Number:
1949-240
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 28 mm x 187 mm x 145 mm, 0.248 kg
type:
sickle
credit:
Sotheby and Compan