Rare Bronze Age axe mould declared treasure

Rare Bronze Age axe mould declared treasure

 

 

A rare Bronze Age artefact linked to an ancient copper mine has been declared treasure.

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Two pieces of a mould made about 3,400 years ago to make axes were found in 2017 on Conwy mountain.
 
The metal detectorist who made the find argued the two halves of the mould served no purpose on their own and were thus not treasure.
 
The coroner followed a precedent set in Pembrokeshire where separate parts of a chariot were classified as treasure.
 
Experts said it was likely that the moulds were linked to the Bronze Age copper mines on Llandudno's Great Orme. Tin from Cornwall was mixed with molten copper to form them.
 
The two mould pieces were found by George Borrill in rough pastureland, about 18 inches underground. They are about eight inches long and said to be remarkably well preserved.
 
The experienced mental detectorist, who has unearthed several artefacts, reported the find to the authorities.
 
"They were upright and with a hole in the top. I thought they were something to put an old railing in," he said.
 
Experts found the moulds used in the Middle Bronze Age to cast palstaves, a type of axe.
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