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flat axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, rounded butt, which has several cut notches. Sides are roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then splay out gradually in the lower hald to form a rounded cutting-edge. Decortated; both faces are decorated with hammered vertical grooves and the sides are decorated with a hammered lozenge pattern.


  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 188 millimetres (Max)
    • Width: 96.7 millimetres (Max)
    • Thickness: 10.8 millimetres (Max)
    • Weight: 665 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Harbison 1969
    Bibliography: British Assoc. Catalogue; Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 305 No. 239.
    Label attached to object surface - 116. N. of IRELAND W.S.SBallyvalley type.

  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969 971 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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