Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Aye, I’d have thought it would be clean smooth if it had been in the salt water for any age ::g



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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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That's a real beaut of an axe. Not something you'd expect to find on a beach, so it must have come as a shock ( and delight ) to find it.

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Hi All

I am told by another member last year there was groyne repair work going on at Hengistbury head,
There was a bronze age settlement on the head, so possible it was disturbed and it has traveled up the beach, the coast also being battered a bit helped too i would think.

emailed FLO.

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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What a fantastic find!
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Stunning find, well done ::g

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That's a great find from anywhere, but absolutely amazing from the beach . Well done ::g

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Fantastic find well done ::g

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Just a little update,
have not been out lately as been unwell but now looking forward to some fresh air again,

Received mail from FLO which reads,

"Thanks for your message and images. I will circulate the images to my colleagues and get back to you with some more information, but you are broadly correct in the identification you already have.
From the location you have given, it may relate to a hoard of axes reported in 2011, some of which are very similar to your example. I will ask the Treasure Registrar at the British museum for advice and let you know what we will need to do next."

Ava my granddaughter is so exited and has showed me pictures of how it was made and even the men in skirts making it, lol

Thank you all for your input,
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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Fingers Malone wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:03 am
Just a little update,
have not been out lately as been unwell but now looking forward to some fresh air again,

Received mail from FLO which reads,

"Thanks for your message and images. I will circulate the images to my colleagues and get back to you with some more information, but you are broadly correct in the identification you already have.
From the location you have given, it may relate to a hoard of axes reported in 2011, some of which are very similar to your example. I will ask the Treasure Registrar at the British museum for advice and let you know what we will need to do next."

Ava my granddaughter is so exited and has showed me pictures of how it was made and even the men in skirts making it, lol

Thank you all for your input,
Tony
Very interesting reply from your FLO. Please keep us updated, particularly if they determine that it is related to a pre-recorded hoard.

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Great find and fantastic story. It will be interesting to see if it is associated to the previous recorded finds. ::g
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Well done, that axehead is a find of a lifetime ::g

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Blimey that’s a cracker l;. ::g especially for a beach find. Well done ::g
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Hells teeth that axe is absolutely brilliant.

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fantastic condition. ::g ::g ::g

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Very unusual beach find but shows that anything can come up anywhere if the conditions are right, that find area is certainly worth returning to for all the gold torcs etc, Liam ::g OooO
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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Hi,

Whats the position on permission along the beach from hengisbury head to Bournemouth - have a relative that lives there and would like to be able to take my detector - next time we visit - Beach use - not on the head as thats an SSI

Please let me know

Paul

Also the christchurch side - muddy ford etc
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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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liamnolan wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Very unusual beach find but shows that anything can come up anywhere if the conditions are right, that find area is certainly worth returning to for all the gold torcs etc, Liam ::g
Yep plan on going back once the storms fade, was on another beach thursday and thought i had one and it turned out to be a roll of copper ;;z still you never know unless you dig it ::g
Merneo wrote:
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Hi,

Whats the position on permission along the beach from hengisbury head to Bournemouth - have a relative that lives there and would like to be able to take my detector - next time we visit - Beach use - not on the head as thats an SSI

Please let me know

Paul

Also the christchurch side - muddy ford etc
I,m sure Mrix or Dave the slave can help there as they live local and know the area well, be careful around bournemouth pier as they is a lot of drug use in that area so i'm told.

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Strictly do not go anywhere near Hengistbury head area, You do however have miles of coastline anywhere along Southbourne down to Sandbanks ::g

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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Merneo wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Hi,

Whats the position on permission along the beach from hengisbury head to Bournemouth - have a relative that lives there and would like to be able to take my detector - next time we visit - Beach use - not on the head as thats an SSI

Please let me know

Paul

Also the christchurch side - muddy ford etc
Southbourne to Sandbanks, Shore road and possibly further but would need to check past Shore Rd.
Southbourne from where the concrete promenade ends about half a mile East of Bistro on the Beach to Shore Rd , Sandbanks is ok.
Beach all around the Head is out of bounds.
Christchurch is also no detecting, seen signs at Avon beach.
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Re: Christchurch Beach - Bronze Axe

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Hi, Thanks

You also have to avoid the dogets ( hunks of iron ) at the head - lol

Paul - seen a few in local gardens
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