Cast copper alloy palstave dating from the Middle Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1500-1300BC. It is part of the Taunton metalwork assemblage. The axe has two triangular flanges (diamond-shaped from the side) and with its small, worn semi-circular stop-ridge it could be related to the shield-pattern palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance. The axe is a heavy implement and complete with the two flanges and a very worn crescent-shaped blade with up-turned corners. It has a dull green/brown patina on the surface between the flanges, but is very pitted, with a rough green-torquise surface on the blade and the flanges. The surface on the lower part of the blade extremely worn and due to the large patches of active corrosion it is difficult to tell if there are any signs of wear (e.g. indentations or re-sharpening marks) on the surface.