Tyne and Wear HER(4619): Billy Mill, Shiremoor Farm, casting of Bronze Age axe head - Details
Billy Mill, Shiremoor Farm, casting of Bronze Age axe head
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A number of metal artefacts were reported by a resident of Jarrow in 1993 who had found the objects using a metal detector in an area of rough pasture at Shiremoor Farm. The finds included numerous pieces of 20th century bronze and lead alloy, along with two lead tokens with moulded anchors on the obverse. More interesting was the copper alloy casting of a middle Bronze Age axe head. It appeared to be the product of a faulty waste wax casting, and weighed 10 ounces. Further lead-bronze alloy waste pieces were found scattered 100-200 metres to the south west.
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