Trinity Hoard is a number of Bronze Age items, including 23 bronze axeheads, found inside a pottery container in 2012 by metal detectorist Ken Rive. It was discovered in the Parish of Trinity in the north of Jersey. Initially only two axeheads were identified, but after scanning by an X-ray scanner at Jersey Airport a further 21 axeheads were seen to be present in the pot. The first two axeheads were subjected to a X-ray fluorescence scan at Cranfield University, which showed that the bronze alloy has a very high lead content (nearly 55%). Such a high lead contents would have made the axes too soft for practical use, suggesting that they were prestige objects that were accumulated as a sign of wealth.
The find comes months after another significant find in Jersey, the Grouville Hoard.
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