Part of my axe collection. Came from an Edwardian Sussex collection of fossils, curiosities and antiquities. Axe is 175mm x 84mm, 493g.
In Canon Greenwell's book, this type, found to the south of the River Derwent valley, is described as Willerby Wold, from the find site. The axe has a thin, round butt, low raised ribbed flanges and an assymetric down-curved stop rib. Typical of northern Irish origin. The upper surface is weathered. The under surface has areas of the original smooth-worked bronze skin.Feint LASTINGHAM MOOR in pencil on smooth surface. The weathering has revealed the poor mixing of the metals during the smelting process. The item "Early Bronze Age axe, North Yorks. Willerby Wold type, 2000 1700 BC" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Prehistoric". The seller is "bronz4yew" and is located in Fareham. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.