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socketed axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. Oval mouth with rounded top to rim. Loop set midway along moulding. Cutting edge expanded and deeply curved. Casting seams are prominent. Short haft rib occurs.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Class 11 E
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 74 millimetres
    • Width: 60 millimetres (cutting edge)
    • Length: 44 millimetres (mouth)
    • Width: 39 millimetres (mouth)
    • Weight: 196.8 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Eogan 2000
    Bibliography: A guide to the Antiquities of the Bronze Age in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquities ²(1920), fig. 107.

  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 2000 1554 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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