palstave


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palstave

(ˈpɔːlˌsteɪv)
n
(Archaeology) archaeol a kind of celt, usually of bronze, made to fit into a split wooden handle rather than having a socket for the handle
[C19: from Danish paalstav, from Old Norse, from páll spade + stafr staff1]

palstave

An ancient bronze implement like an ax head, made to fit into a split wooden handle.
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Also found was a decorated gold strip, possibly from a third bracelet, plus a bronze dagger and a palstave - a type of chisel.
1987): "A pair of bronze palstave moulds from Harling", Norfolk Archaeology, 40, pp.
The bronze moulds for palstaves from La Macolla (Linares de Riofrio, Salamanca).
A palstave axe and spearhead were found together at Denwick, near Alnwick, in 1832.
A large hoard including one palstave, seven spearheads, and three rapiers was found at Farnley, near Corbridge, during the building of the North Eastern Railway in 1835.
A palstave and a socketed axe were found together just west of Haydon Bridge in 1835-6 during the cutting of the North Eastern Railway.
But upon further inspection, he found 11 pieces carefully buried together in a specially dug pit, made up of seven complete bronze socketed axes, fragments of three further axes and one near complete late palstave.
Al contrario que en la palstave comentada, si hay un objeto metalico proveniente de la mina cuya interpretacion instrumental resulta incierta.
Experts say an axe is generally deemed to be a palstave if it is hafted by means of a forked wooden handle kept in place with high, cast flanges and stop bar.
The hoard, dating between 1300BC and 1150BC and consisting of five bronze palstaves - a type of early axe - was discovered by a metal-detectorist in Nantmel, Powys, during August and September 2009.
A spokesman for the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust said: "The five well-preserved bronze palstaves which were found recently by detectorist Graham Radbone in the Nantmel area of Radnorshire, make an important addition to our knowledge about Bronze Age activity in an area where relatively little else of this period is known.
They were found buried alongside two palstaves - a type of axe - and a chisel within a small pot.