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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1964,1201.61

  • Description

    Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, slightly rounded butt. Sides taper out from butt to form a wide, rounded cutting-edge. Decorated on the lower half of one face with horizontal hammered grooves.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 113.5 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 80.6 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 8.2 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 263.2 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Label attached to object - No Prov Co Antrim

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Bought for Wellcome at Glens sale, 28 & 30 August 1932, Lot 138

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1964,1201.61

  • Additional IDs

    • 124164 (additional Wellcome number)
    • 1964,1201.163 (Previous registration number)
    • R 220/1937 (Wellcome Collection Number)

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