SF-C21571: Late Bronze Age socketed axe

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service
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Unique ID: SF-C21571

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete bronze socketed axehead, late Bronze Age in date of South-Eastern type with standard double socket moulding otherwise plain externally. Measuring 105mm in length, 50mm in width across the blade, the socket is 31mm in internal width, and 41mm in external width. Two internal ribs (Ehrenberg 1981 type 4). Broad loop and slight recent damage, in the form of a dent to the blade edge and limited possibly agricultural recent scrpae marks on one face only. Also set of linear grooves near and at a slight angle to the blade edge of ancient origin-probably use marks, but on one face only. The same face has two groups of very small indentations/cut marks near the socketed end suggesting some form of contemporary use. These marks are recorded on other axes but are rare. Surface condition is generally good and the axe has a medium brown patination.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 105 mm
Width: 50 mm
Weight: 297 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Mildenhall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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