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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy flat axe; very worn, with a thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides taper outwards slightly, creating a rounded, very corroded former cutting-egde.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 97.9 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 33.7 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 7.4 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 113 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Label attached to object - No Prov Co Antrim

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Bought for Wellcome at Stevens sale 19-20 August 1930, Lot 355

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1964,1201.166 (Previous registration number)
    • 95191 (Wellcome Collection Number)

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Object reference number: BCB11159

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