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socketed axe

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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy socketed axe; cast. There is a ridge at the base of the neck, the bottom of which coincides with the top of the loop. Neck is slightly flared. Body cross-section is decagonal. Surface has a thick coat of patination but this is flaking off in places, especially around loop and cutting-edge. One short haft rib.


  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Class 8 B
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 103 millimetres
    • Width: 41 millimetres (cutting edge)
    • Length: 33 millimetres (mouth)
    • Width: 31 millimetres (mouth)
    • Weight: 124.4 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 2000 329 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: BCB11908

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