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Plaster cast of bronze palstave axe head [SM (Verve) 21/9/2016]

Place details: EUROPE. UK. [England Somerset Taunton Deane West Buckland Bronze Age hoard]. Cultural Group: [Middle Bronze Age] Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Plaster / Pigment / [Bronze Metal] / ?. Processes: Cast / Painted / ?. Weight: 60 g Dimensions: Max L = 165 mm Max W = 50 mm Max thickness = 34 mm When Collected: By 1880 May 13 Acquired: Donated 1884 PR No.: 1/ 10884

KEYWORD: [Axe] / Cast / Reproduction / CLASS: [Tool] / Reproduction / [Weapon] / ?.

Object description: Painted plaster cast of a palstave with an expanding blade, large flange and two loops. Just below the stop ridge is a triangular pattern. [CG [Excav. PR] 12/07/2013]

Publications history, trails & websites: This object was published in Taylor, R.J. 1982. The Hoard from West Buckland, Somerset. The Antiquaries Journal 62: 13-17. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Sanford, W.A. 1880. Antiquities and works of art exhibited. Archaeological Journal 37: 107. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]