Golden Axe of Ţufalău (NHMW-Prae 51285)3D Model
3D scan of the golden axe of Czofalva/Ţufalău in Romania from the Bronze Age of Transylvania. It was found in 1840 in a ceramic vessel together with three further golden axes, six small ornamented gold disks, fragments of further disks and several lock rings. The precious material was not only used for making jewellery or vessels, but also to create other items of prestige. A golden axe is a purely high-status item which cannot be functionally used as an axe to cut trees or the like.
The golden axe of Ţufalău is Number 39 of the NHM Top 100 and can be found in the Treasury Cabinet of the NHM Vienna.
Specimen: Golden Axe of Ţufalău
Inventory number: NHMW-Prae 51285
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, Prehistory Dept., Bronze Age Coll. (contact: Karina Grömer)
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Scanned and edited by Irina Huller, Daniel Oberndorfer, Viola Winkler & Anna Haider (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Space Spider. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.
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