Bronze flanged axe

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Bronze flanged axe, Middle Bronze Age 3,150 -3,500 years ago

Field collection: Strelitz Wood, Cargill, Perth and Kinross

Donated by F. Kinmont, Esq.
Museum number 1958-467

This axe was made by pouring molten medal into a closed mould, a more sophisticated process than the open moulds used for flat axes. The flanged sides allowed the axe head to be attached to an angled wooden shaft.

Bronze flanged axe
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