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halberd

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,0301.45

  • Description

    Copper alloy halberd with asymmetrical blade. Three rivet holes with all rivets in situ.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 658.1 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Harbison 1969a
    Findspot given as Slievecoilta Commons, Co. Wexford.

    Single find; 'dug up at the foot of Slieve Kileta Hill, 1833'.

    Bibliography: Kemble, Horae Ferales (1863) 163f. Pl. 10, 5; British Museum Bronze Age Guide (1920) 28 Fig. 5; O Ríordáin, Archaeologia 86, 1937, 268 Fig. 51, 110.309 No. 110.Cotton type.

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  • Bibliography

    • Harbison 1969a 234 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1849,0301.45

Copper alloy flat axe with thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half. Decorated.

Group of Objects

Copper alloy flat axe with thin, narrow, rounded butt. Sides roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half. Decorated.

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