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Lot 0874
2nd millennium BC. A bronze palstave axehead with lateral loop, Shelf-Type Transitional, Trident Variant, low-flanged and with three typical radiate ribs at top of midrib. Recorded with the Portable Antiguities Scheme by Mrs Erica Darch, PAS: NMS-1719FO, SMR ref no: 59756; and published in Treasure Hunting, May 2014, p.52 (this axehead); accompanied by copies of the PAS report and Treasure Hunting Magazine page. 380 grams, 15cm (6"). The Chris Rudd collection, Norfolk, UK; formed since the 1970s; collection number AX44; found near Tuddenham, Norfolk, UK. Chris Rudd has collected ancient coins and antiquities since the 1940s. As an amateur archaeologist he found many himself at Badbury Rings, Dorset, 1952-53. He also dug at Hod Hill with Professor Sir Ian Richmond and at Wroxeter with Dame Kathleen Kenyon and Dr Graham Webster. Today he is best known as a Celtic coin dealer. His catalogues have been described as ‘an important research source’ by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe and ‘treasure houses of delight’ by Dr Anne Ross. Coins and artefacts associated with Chris Rudd – as a collector, dealer and valuer – can be seen in The British Museum and other museums. This collection was formed since the 1970s.


Fine condition.

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British Transitional Shelf-Type Palstave Axe

Estimate £180 - £240Nov 22, 2017