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axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.1541

  • Description

    Polished stone axe; shape of metal axe, with protruding blade and tapering, flat butt.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 168 millimetres
    • Weight: 468 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Sticker, on face, stating 'not a form adapted to stone, but to metal. This axe has evidently been made after the introduction of metal and ?? a copy of the ??? type of copper ??? axe 12??'.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.1541

Polished stone axe, shape of metal axe, with  protruding blade and tapering, flat butt.

Polished stone axe, shape of metal axe, with protruding blade and tapering, flat butt.

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