Archaeological Collection

Halberd head

Halberd head
Item name:Halberd head
Dating:20th–17th century BC
Dimensions:l. 21 cm
Findspot:River Sava at Tomačevo
Inv. No.:P 14375
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


In the Early Bronze Age (20th– 17th century BC), such bronze triangular blades or heads were hafted onto wooden shafts that dignitaries used as halberds. The blade was found by chance in the River Sava at Tomačevo.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 224, pp. 178, 248.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition