Looped palstave

This fragment (shown in the middle of 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.
6/2011/1
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
copper alloy
Common Name
looped palstave
Simple Name
axehead
Period Classification
Middle Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)

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looped palstave, complete blade and part of loop