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    How old is it? Celtic?

    Found an old axe head in the woods today. Hoping some experts could give me some clarity. My detecting partner believes it's Celtic. It reads a 55 on the v3i. Thanks for the helpClick image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by rebbel31; Feb 19, 2017 at 10:52 AM.
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    Nice looking artifact ! Could it be "Bronze Age" ? I can't help with age but many here can .
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    Bronze Age. We need close ups of the broken off part. To me it looks like a "Lappenbeil" but could be wrong. It should date in early to middle urnfield period dating 1200-1050 BC. Great find.
    Please report to the authorities, it could be a significant find depending on the area you live in.
    Last edited by Westfront; Feb 19, 2017 at 10:12 AM.

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    art

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    No help here but congrats
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    de
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    Added a few pics. We gps'd the location and plan on taking to the museum to see if it's significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westfront View Post
    Bronze Age. We need close ups of the broken off part. To me it looks like a "Lappenbeil" but could be wrong. It should date in early to middle urnfield period dating 1200-1050 BC. Great find.
    Please report to the authorities, it could be a significant find depending on the area you live in.
    Agreed, Bronze Age flat axe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbel31 View Post
    Added a few pics. We gps'd the location and plan on taking to the museum to see if it's significant.
    From what I gather all Bronze Age is significant in Germany!
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    From what I gather all Bronze Age is significant in Germany!
    You're right. Some areas have more than others, but Bronze Age finds usually mean immediately reporting.

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    Looking at the added pics i cancel Lappenbeil. It's a "Randleistenbeil" / flat axe / flanged axe like Crusader stated.
    Oh, forgot to mention, Flat axe is the first type of Bronze Age axeheads makes it about 3800 years old. I see a faint border along the stem wich makes me thinking it's an early type of Flanged Axe, still between 1800 to 1500 BC.
    Last edited by Westfront; Feb 19, 2017 at 01:48 PM.

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    de
    Aug 2014
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    Pretty cool plucking something out of the ground from 3800 years ago. Thanks for the info
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    Nice Bronze Age artifact, I'd agree that it's a broken flanged axe; a step beyond the flat axe and before the winged axe technologically. Cool find, good luck finding more ancient treasures!
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    Imo, that should be up top. May be normal for you guys over the pond but for me, that's just incredible.

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    If that axe could only talk. Congrats, you have my banner nomination.

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    us
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    Wow incredible. Today i find something from 1850 ad. You find something from 1850 bc. Unreal!!

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    de
    Aug 2014
    Bavaria, Germany
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    Not normal for me. I come from colorado where you'd be lucky to find a 1800s coin. My 1st hunt here I found a 1765 coin. Then a 1600s wax stamp. This will be hard to top age wise. Maybe I'll find a woolly mammoth tusk. The history here is mind numbing.
    Last edited by rebbel31; Feb 20, 2017 at 01:41 AM.

 

 
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