CAM-A25D41: Bronze Age socketed axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: CAM-A25D41

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper alloy socketed axe head dating to the late Bronze Age. The fragment comprises the lower blade and cutting edge. It is semicircular in plan and wedge-shaped in profile. The cutting edge is expanded. Nothing of the original cutting edge or blade tips remain due to wear and corrosion damage. There is an oblong aperture at the top of the fragment, which represents the very end of the socket. The surface of the axe is damaged, but it survives mostly intact with a dark brown patina with patches of green. The fragment is 28mm long, 46mm wide from tip to tip, 30mm wide at the socketed end and 14mm thick.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 1000 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 46 mm
Thickness: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Great Eversden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3654
Four figure Latitude: 52.167516
Four figure longitude: -0.012899
1:25K map: TL3654
1:10K map: TL35SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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