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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,0301.44

  • Description

    Copper-alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, concave butt. Sides are roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half to form a wide, rounded blade. Both faces are decorated with collums of straight lines, punched dots and zig-zag patterns on the lower half of the blade. The upper half on both sides has veritcal herringbone pattern; the sides have a hammered lozenge pattern.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 191 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 120.7 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 11.5 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 797.3 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Written on object - IRELAND.
    Harbison 1969
    Bibliography: The Archaeological Journal 6, 1849, 410; Evans, The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland (1881) 62 Fig. 30; 63; Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 304 No. 218.Ballyvalley type.

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  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969 1011 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1849,0301.44

Copper alloy flat axe with thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half. Decorated.

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Copper alloy flat axe with thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half. Decorated.

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