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socketed axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.1586

  • Description

    Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Axe is damaged, small part of mouth is missing. Crack runs down loop side about half-way and edge is blunt. Air-holes in surface. Five facial ribs, two of which are at the angles formed by the sides. One short haft rib.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 101 millimetres
    • Width: 52 millimetres (cutting edge)
    • Length: 44 millimetres (mouth)
    • Weight: 267.2 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Eogan 2000
    Part of a hoard which also contained a gouge (WG.1588) and a chisel (WG.1587).

    Bibliography: G. Eogan, Hoards of the Irish Later Bronze Age (1983), 52 no. 37.

  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 2000 248 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.1586

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