The character of the collection—including implements of various kinds,
some new and some bearing marks of long use, fragments of ornaments,
together with the presence of masses of bronze slag (thirty or forty
pounds, at least)—suggests that Ave may have come upon the shop or
stand of a maker of bronze tools, and that the old implements and
fragments were collected to be worked over, while the apparently un-
used ones may or may not be products of his skill. This theory would
account for what seems to be the case, that we have, in the collection,
objects of different epochs. It seems more than doubtful that the
axe-heads and the object described under No. V can belong to the
same time as the ornament with the stag in relief.
John C. Rolfe.