Rare treasure thousands of years old was discovered buried in a field in Kent

Started by gash, April 20, 2018, 10:31:11 am

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A series of treasure hoards near Canterbury have uncovered artefacts dating back as far as 1400BC.

The oldest objects found were a number of copper alloy palstave axes, an inquest at Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone heard today (April 18).

the axes belong to the Middle Bronze Age dating between 1400-1150BC.

A find of 10 palstave axes was reported on August 8 2016, with five more similar axe heads discovered on November 27 2016.

A further find of 10 complete alloy palstave axe heads was discovered on April 30 last year.

Senior Coroner Roger Hatch said: "As with the previous two findings, there are 10 palstave axe heads which were found belonging to the Middle Bronze Age.

"The hoard consists of two types of palstave axe: one decorated with a depression, the second with a triangular design."

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