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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy flanged axe with thin, rounded butt. Decorated with raised saltire above wide, curving blade.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Derryniggin
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.2 inches
  • Curator's comments

    Harbison 1969
    Found one mile north of Carrickfergus.

    Bibliography: Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 275 Fig. 3, h; 302 No. 122; Watson, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 8, 1945, 110 No. 90.

  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969 1674 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2003 07 Jul-present, Belfast, Carrickfergus Town Museum, LT Loan

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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