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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy flat axe with thin, rounded, slightly damaged butt. Sides splay widely, creating a large, shallow cutting-edge which is damaged and has modern abrasion. Decorated on both faces with hammered grooves, which follow the axe sides and creates a triangular pattern.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Killaha
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 179 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 119.5 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 10.8 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 852.3 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Harbison 1969
    Findspot given as "co. Antrim".
    Written on object - Co.ANTRIM IRELAND A.W.F.

    Bibliography: Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 302 No. 134.Killaha type

  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969 508 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: BCB11558

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