Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Bronze Age Looped Axehead

Country of Origin: Spain

Description: Copper alloy looped 'palstave-type' axe head.

Dimensions: 18cm length x 4.1cm width

Object Period: Bronze Age

Provenance: The Asturias, Spain

Museum Accession No.: AN1927.2330

Aquisition History: Found by Don P. de Gavangos in 1892 and acquired by Sir John Evans. Presented to the museum by Sir Arthur Evans in 1927.

Other Information: Note the blue edged 'John Evans' label which reads 'Mine in the Asturias, Don Gavangos'. Some 19th century mending is also visible on the base of the blade.