Rockford Weekly Gazette
Rockford Weekly Gazette
Contributed by Susan

Description: Ancient Ax Found

Date: February 19 1874

Newspaper published in: Rockford, IL

Page/Column: 2

Ancient Ax Found

A perfect specimen of an ancient battle-ax was found the other day upon the farm of Barrachan, Wigtownshire. The ax is of copper and measures six inches from back to front, 3-1/8 inches across the face, 1-1/2 inches across the back and has been attached to a shaft by throngs of hide or green withes. The discoverer, Mr. John VANCE, found a stone ax in the same place a few years ago. The present one is of a different date. It s possible that some warrior may have found a last resting place in that vicinity.

Submitted: 10/07/13 (Edited 10/07/13)

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