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Leaded tin-bronze slender double looped palstave with a cast trident motif on one face and a low thin rib on the other. One side lopp broken, butt damaged. Casting seams visible one each side. Badly corroded and pitted, but originally well finished and smoothed.
- Production date
- 1000BC-700BC (c.)
Length: 177 millimetres
Thickness: 23.50 millimetres
Width: 41.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harrison & Craddock 1981
"Found in ancient coal-workings in Andalusia".
According to Yates (1849, p. 369), ". . . when first discovered (it was) firmly attached by thongs to a straight handle of wood". See WG.932, which it closely resembles.
Published: Yates, J. (1849), Use of Bronze Celts in Military Operations, in ‘Archaeological Journal’, VI, 369; Evans, J. (1881), ‘Ancient Bronze Implements of Great Britain’, London, 97 and fig. 89.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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