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Any Ideas ?
« on: November 16, 2010, 05:00:53 PM »
Found this item this week any ideas what it is?
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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 05:20:14 PM »
Hello digger, welcome aboard!

Looks like a votive axe to me, but then the vikings had axe brooches that looked kinda like this, I'm gonna take a look around and see if I can find some pics.

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 05:23:38 PM »
Do you have a photo of the other side?

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 05:49:13 PM »
Thanks Tascio,
It is the first exciting thing I have found. First permission, my first farm, first field.
I usually go beach detecting but never find anything except modern coins (all saved to upgrade my machine!)
Digger
p.s. The one on PAS looks quite similar and also someone is selling one on ebay at the moment, both same but different, it has been suggested to me it could be modern or a buckle fragment.
I much prefer the idea of a votive axe !!

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 05:58:41 PM »
The buckle fragment idea hadn't occured to me, but looking at it now it could well be the middle bar of a buckle. Although, it does still look to me a lot like a votive axe with a piece of the blade broken off. Best bet might be to play it safe and get the opinion of a FLO.

Well done on saving beach finds for a new machine! That must have been a grind!

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 07:04:26 PM »
Found a votive axe picture that looks very similar to your object in the second edition of Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom, page 234, second one down.

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 12:10:24 PM »

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 10:56:44 PM »
I'd be a bit reluctant to scan the photo from the book, it's copyright. But maybe a local library has it? If not they might be able to get it through an inter-library loan.

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Re: Any Ideas ?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 07:08:32 PM »
Ok, I appreciate that.
I have had a look and it's quite similar but different.