ID request please...possible axe head?

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Dig this a few minutes ago and am shaking a bit at what it might be...

It’s fairly small about 2 inches or so at its widest..only item I have for scale is the blade of my Evo trowel... there is a definite socket in the rear... I am obviously thinking it’s a part of a bronze socketed axe but I just don’t think I am that lucky???
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part of a bronze age socketed axe head.
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Yep, it looks like one. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Thanks Gents...I still can't believe my luck....

The local archaeologists will be quite interested as there is a suspected Bronze age ring enclosure about one hundred yards away, so this ties in quite nicely....

As a single bronze item, will it need to go through the treasure process?
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Looks the biz Pete . Keep your fingers crossed for what the FLO comes up with. :thumbsup: :D Well done m8.
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Yep , I think your ID.is good, looks like it to me.
Well done that man ! :thumbsup:
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Have sent off some pics to my FLO but she is on leave untill after Easter, but will let people know what she says..

Showed it to the farmer this evening, and I think he thought I was slightly mad! lol

This only the second time on this particular field and nothing else interesting had come up apart from two nice late Victorian bag seals, and I thought I was having a good outing when I found them... :D
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Bingo! Well done Pete, that's a cracking find. :thumbsup:
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Brilliant find Pete, congratulations :Party:
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Ooh, nothing quite like the patina of BA :blow kiss: Well done.
Pete E wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:09 pm As a single bronze item, will it need to go through the treasure process?
Not under the present law.
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Great find, Pete.
Well done, :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:14 am Ooh, nothing quite like the patina of BA :blow kiss: Well done.
Not under the present law.
Worth recording though :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:10 pm
Worth recording though :D
Initial pics went off to my FLO same day! :D

Don't think I will be able to drop off anything for recording till May by the looks of things though and I would imagine there will be a huge back log as people try to record 12 months of finds...
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As a follow up, I had an email back from FLO today and she thinks it's part of a BA socketed axe head, but won't be 100% certain until she can physically examine it.

As I suspected, she sounds very keen to get it recorded ect so now it's just a case of waiting until the Museum re opens and I can take it in...
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Pete E wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:48 pm As a follow up, I had an email back from FLO today and she thinks it's part of a BA socketed axe head, but won't be 100% certain until she can physically examine it.

As I suspected, she sounds very keen to get it recorded ect so now it's just a case of waiting until the Museum re opens and I can take it in...
Nice one . Cracking find
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