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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Iron adze. Blade expands towards slightly convex cutting edge. Rectangular to pointed oval in section. the plane of the blade curves sharply inwards in the direction of the handle. Shaft-hole a short, cylindrical socket.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 300 BC - AD 300 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 179 millimetres
    • Width: 46.5 millimetres (end of blade)
    • Diameter: 27.4 millimetres (external diameter shaft-hole)
    • Diameter: 20 millimetres (internal diameter shaft-hole)
    • Weight: 254 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Raftery 1983 No. 581, p219, fig. 181 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G50/dc21

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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