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BRONZE AGE PALSTAVE

A heavily abraded cast bronze un-looped palstave with debased shield-shaped pattern with central rib below the stop ridge and raised flange facets. The palstave dates from the Middle Bronze Age (1500-1150 BC). It measures 111.42mm long, is 24.03mm wide by 25.1mm thick and weighs 208.5g. The blade of the palstave is sub-rectangular (probably originally sub-triangular) in plan with slightly convex e…