NMS-246A16: Bronze Age Axe

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FLANGED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: NMS-246A16

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Bronze Age Flanged axe, straight sides slightly convex in section, sub-rectangular heel, blade expanding towards crescentic cutting edge, low cast flanges, transverse bevel ridge on both faces at junction of hafting surface and blade. The condition is quite fresh, although minor pitting occurs over all surfaces, which are patinated brown with few small patches of verdigris. 115mm x 66mm x 15mm. Weight 255g. Cast flanged axes belong to the later part of the Early Bronze Age. c.1700 – c. 1500 BC.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 115 mm
Width: 66 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 255 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Bressingham

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Tuesday 4th October 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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