Welsh Bronze Age hoard declared treasure

The hoard, which dates from 1000-800 BC, was unearthed in Llanddeusant Community, Carmarthenshire.

A Bronze Age hoard containing 20 artefacts – including a large spearhead, three small spear fragments, a bracelet fragment, nine ribbed socketed axes, two plain socketed axes, one faceted axe, two sheet bronze fragments, and a casting jet – has been declared treasure by Paul Bennett, Acting Senior Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

IMAGE: © Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

The hoard, which dates from 1000-800 BC, was found by Richard Trew while metal-detecting in Llanddeusant Community, Carmarthenshire, in November 2020.

According to investigations carried out by Dyfed Archaeological Trust and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (with funding from Cadw), the items were buried together in a specially dug pit, far from any Bronze Age settlement.