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socketed axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Circular mouth with bevelled but uneven rim. The onset collar surrounding the neck is very slight and short. Body has a poorly defined octagonal cross-section. Cutting edge is well expanded and chipped. A small haft rib is present.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Class 9 A
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 66 millimetres
    • Width: 50 millimetres (cutting edge)
    • Length: 33.5 millimetres (mouth)
    • Width: 32 millimetres (mouth)
    • Weight: 141.7 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 2000 393 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: BCB11881

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