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Unique ID: BERK-65C48B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper-alloy miniature axe head of probably Roman date. The obect is rectangular in section and had a narrow butt and flat terminal. The butt widens with straight edges to a convex cutting edge. At the butt end the eye is rectagular and cast as part of the object. In the middle of the side of the blade a circular hole has been drilled through from one side after casting.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Potential for inclusion in Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.9 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 11.79 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 7th May 2022

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Whitchurch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4746
Four figure Latitude: 51.21127828
Four figure longitude: -1.32853188
1:25K map: SU4746
1:10K map: SU44NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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