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« on: August 11, 2017, 09:07:16 PM »

Found these today, it looks like the two halves of an axe head mold I believe. They were about 18 inches down and in clay/sandy soil well below the normal soil layer. They are very very heavy for their size and look really old. Would appreciate any comments if anybody knows any more info. As can be seen both halves fit together and you can see the bit where the little curved handle fits on in the mold.


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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 09:21:21 PM »

George
It most certainly is. A very scarce dare I say rare find. These are usually found as parts of a bronze smiths hoard with axe heads and scrap bronze. I would be returning for a closer look around.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:24:47 PM »

What a great find. Even better than an axe head.
I'm pretty sure it's a mould for a socketed axe head. Have a look at this site

gransforsbruk.com.   History of the axe

It has a description and a photo of a mould.
Well found.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 10:19:16 PM »

That's a cracking find  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 11:12:14 PM »

Very rare find, particularly in Wales. Looks to me like a mould for casting Palstave axe heads.

Well done  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 12:18:44 AM »

Fantastic find, what machine are you using to get down that deep?
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 12:22:56 AM »

Absolutely stunning and extremely rare find.... congratulations..
It never ceases to amaze me on what lies beneath !!......👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏...👍
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 06:41:25 AM »

WOW is all i can say 😁
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 08:46:10 AM »

Omg George. That is stunning. Well done
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 09:06:42 AM »

Superb find George, Shocked now if I bring all my axe fragments over to you I found over the years, whats say we light a nice hot fire get the melting pot on and make me a brand new AXE  Roll Eyes....
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 09:58:22 AM »

That sounds like a bit of a challenge there
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 12:36:31 PM »

Wow, well done mate Smiley  Get back there and see if you can find anything else Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 01:10:51 PM »

That's unbelievable George. Well done.
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2017, 02:05:05 PM »

Thanks for all the comments everyone, I have been informed it comes under the treasure act (every time I get a decent find)
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 02:42:45 PM »

Thanks for all the comments everyone, I have been informed it comes under the treasure act (every time I get a decent find)

Would only be Treasure Act if the two halves are classed as separate items or if you found other items of the same age with it. A single find of non-precious metal is not Treasure as defined by the act.

Should be recorded with the FLO anyway as it is a really important find.
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