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Title: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: erm1969 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.
Title: Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
Post by: Davie Deus on November 20, 2018, 08:36:14 PM
Very nice indeed
Title: Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
Post by: Granty on November 20, 2018, 08:39:41 PM
Bucket lister of a find - well done  ;)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
Post by: Bounty Hunter 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
BW Gerard. ;)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Palstave Axe
Post by: TheJim on November 20, 2018, 09:57:15 PM
Well dug  :)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: Seagoon on November 20, 2018, 11:30:11 PM
Well persisted!  :D
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: Itsthemar on November 20, 2018, 11:33:11 PM
What a cracking find, nicely saved  :)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: AJS67 on November 21, 2018, 07:41:35 AM
What a beauty .. well found  :)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: EleanorF on November 21, 2018, 08:06:05 AM
Ooh lovely, well done!
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: KillieDee on November 21, 2018, 01:01:20 PM
Could be a chisel, like the one Anna found on DS11.
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: Bruno on November 21, 2018, 05:24:54 PM
Really nice find
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: puddock on November 24, 2018, 03:22:14 PM
Could be a chisel, like the one Anna found on DS11.
Yes, very similar!  :)
Welcome to the Club!  ;)
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: Grant 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
Title: Re: Bronze Age Axe Head
Post by: erm1969 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