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mould / axe

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1900,0619.1

  • Description

    Half of a stone mould for casting a double looped, socketed, decorated axe. Sort of boat-shaped in cross-section. The cutting edge extends to the bottom but perhaps part of the side has been worn away. Portion of the upper part of the mould is broken off. Around mid-point on each side there is a laking hole and on the extension above the mouth there is a pair of obliquely-placed holes on each side. There is a vertical groove on one side of the matrix and on the patina above the socket three vertical grooves.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Eogan 2000
    Found in the garden of Fethard Castle.

    The groove on the side of the matrix and those above the socket would have been associated with the pouring of metal. This mould would have cast a Class 17 axe. L. 67 mm, wd. at cutting edge 31 mm.

    Bibliography: G. Eogan, Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica (Berlin) 25, 1993, 109.

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  • Bibliography

    • Eogan 2000 M 4 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1900,0619.1

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