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« on: December 09, 2020, 01:51:04 PM »

Haven't posted up in a while as haven't been out detecting much this year for obvious reasons but went out on Sunday and this little beauty popped up.
Find of a lifetime, probably never to be repeated again!

Bit of info off the FLO -

"The axe is of South Wales (Stogursey) Type and dates to the Late Bronze Age, belonging to the Ewart Park metalworking tradition dated to c. 1000 - 700BC. It is in good condition with the blade sharpening resulting in a different patina on the blade end."

Happy hunting!


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 10:21:44 PM »

It's always a good day when you find a bronze axe Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 10:42:47 PM »

Thats a cracker, well done.
Always wanted to find an axehead, no luck as yet but seen a couple pop up on rallies. Suchva personable item i think
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 02:43:27 PM »

Great find - well done. Now get yourself a shaft or antler horn and leather binding and reattach it!!!!

Hope you checked underneath it. Often buried in pairs or more

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 02:48:26 PM »

Thanks all!

I think it was a casual loss as there is still wood in the socket so I don't think it was buried. I'll definitely be going over the area again several times though!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 01:16:20 PM »

The last one I found had wood in the socket too - at some point I might pay to get it C14 dated - but the museum didn't seem too interested in that bit.....

Is the sharp end blunted or still sharp? Generally those that have been deposited are 'put out of use' by blunting the cutting edge / breaking.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »

Great find, well done!
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