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.
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