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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Wrexham butcher discovers Bronze Age axe in Flintshire

Bronze Age treasure, including a 3,000-year-old axe, has been discovered by a metal-detecting butcher in Flintshire.
The hoard, found in the Treuddyn area, includes a socketed "Type Gillespie" axe and a hook-shaped tin object.
The items, thought to have been buried between 1050 BC and 800 BC, were declared treasure by the North East Wales Coroner at Wrexham on Thursday.
The items, found in a boggy field by Colin Lewis from Wrexham, will be analysed by experts before valuation.
The National Museum Wales wants to acquire the hoard following its independent valuation.
The items were found less than 20cm (eight inches) apart while Mr Lewis was metal-detecting in a boggy field under pasture.

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