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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Mystery Axe Hoard

A hoard of bronze age axes, unearthed in Jersey recently, is turning into a mystery.

Examination of two of the axes has shown they are largely made of lead, which is not good for cutting. That in turn throws doubt on whether or not they were in fact functional tools. They could have been items of prestige.

The two axes were removed from a bronze age pot, which it has been determined through x-ray, contains another 21 similar axe-heads. These will now be removed and examined further.

The Late Bronze Age Hoard was discovered by metal detectorist Ken Rive on 7th October 2012.

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