Palstave

This is part of a hoard of broken bronze axes and bracelets found by a group of metal-detectorists in 1999. The group had been buried in a small pit which had been disturbed by modern ploughing. Whether they were buried as an offering or by a metalworker who intended to return to them we do not know.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
L118/5
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
copper alloy
Common Name
palstave
Simple Name
axehead
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC)

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palstave fragment