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Bronze Age Axe Head
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
Out this week on a new permission in Argyll. I was despairing of the lack of decent finds - it took five hours to find the first coin, so I decided to go deep and put the 15x12 coil on my old Whites M6. After an hour I had a loud signal in the mid 80's and had to dig down over a foot before I caught a glimpse of that lovely shade of green.  I had to widen the hole a bit before this lovely axe head emerged.
Cheers, Ewan.
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Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 08:36:14 PM »
Very nice indeed

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Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 08:39:41 PM »
Bucket lister of a find - well done  ;)

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Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 09:54:28 PM »
It just shows that in detecting as well as in many life contexts persistance and resiliance can eventually pay off . What a lovely and historically significant find this is Ewan.Well done mate
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Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 09:57:15 PM »
Well dug  :)
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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 11:30:11 PM »
Well persisted!  :D

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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 11:33:11 PM »
What a cracking find, nicely saved  :)
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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 07:41:35 AM »
What a beauty .. well found  :)

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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 08:06:05 AM »
Ooh lovely, well done!
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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 01:01:20 PM »
Could be a chisel, like the one Anna found on DS11.

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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2018, 05:24:54 PM »
Really nice find

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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2018, 03:22:14 PM »
Could be a chisel, like the one Anna found on DS11.
Yes, very similar!  :)
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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 01:39:54 PM »
 Ice palstave mate, was there signs of the loop being snapped off or is it a type without one
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Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 10:27:42 PM »
Ice palstave mate, was there signs of the loop being snapped off or is it a type without one

Thanks Grant. No sign of a loop, possibly an older type. I'm handing it in to TT at their finds day at Kelvingrove next weekend.
Cheers Ewan