Looped palstave

This fragment (the greener part of the palstave the photograph) is one of three Middle Bronze Age items found together by a metal-detectorist and declared as Treasure. The group consists of a palstave axehead broken into two pieces, and a piece of waste from the casting process. They form important evidence for the manufacture of Bronze Age weapons in Devon.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
copper alloy
Common Name
looped palstave
Simple Name
Period Classification
Middle Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)

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looped palstave, complete blade and part of loop