The treasure of the Bronze Age

Foto: AMHBronze Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

In addition to their functional value, sickles had great symbolic meaning. As grave goods, they defined their owner as a landowner, in hoards they represented a high value as commodity money. The five sickles of Daerstorf were probably sunken in the moor as a votive offering to the gods.


  • Title: The treasure of the Bronze Age
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Bronze Age
  • Location: Daerstorf near Neu Wulmstorf, District of Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Hoard of Five Sickles
  • Medium: Bronze, Bronze

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