Bronze age bronze. Would you recognise it?

I came across this  startling picture while browsing  at finds.org.uk  I say startling because I’m not sure if I would have recognised any of these pieces! It has had me racking my brains. Have I come across anything like this before?

Bronze age hoard.   3300-2500 b.c.

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The larger one is a socketed axe head.

I’ve had my fair share of unidentifiable lumps of metal that have looked quite similar. I will be looking at future ones in a new light from now on.

A classic example of why you should never throw anything away until you’re absolutely certain what it is.

Find out more http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/177968

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