Vassos Karageorghis Andreas Charalambous Vasiliki Kassianidou


Two groups, each of six bronze tools, which are thought to be parts of a single Late Bronze Age hoard probably found in the area of Palaepaphos in Cyprus, were studied and their composition determined by pXRF. Three of the objects carry small cross-shaped marks. Despite their lack of archaeological context, they are considered significant finds. Seven of the objects are of a type known as ‘ploughshares’ but here the implied use is questioned and a possible function as mining tools is proposed.


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