Monument details

HER Number:2311
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age Find from Marbury cum Quoisley

Summary

A Bronze Age palstave found in ploughed field near Marbury in 1991. A palstave is a type of Bronze Age axe-head cast in a two piece mould and this example has casting seams from the mould visible on either side. Unfortunately the edge of the blade and small parts of the butt are missing due to corrosion. It is an unlooped type of palstave, which are not common in this area, and dates from between 1000 and 1200 bc. It has flanges to allow a wooden or bone haft to be hafted to the axe and a ridge in the centre to stop the handle being forced forwards during use. Loops are common features which aided the attachment of the axe-head to the haft.


Parish:MARBURY CUM QUOISLEY, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 1200 BC to 1000 BC)



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