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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, damaged butt. Sides taper gradually outwards to form a narrow, curved cutting-edge.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 122.7 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 50.7 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 9.9 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 248.5 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Written on object - 25953
    Label attached to object surface - Ireland
    Label attached to object - No Prov Co Antrim

  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969 p.44, no.1236, pl.55.25 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Bought for Wellcome at Sotheby's sale 6-7 December 1920, Lot 68

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 25953 (Wellcome Collection Number)

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Object reference number: BCB11160

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