SF-9FE0E6: Late Bronze Age socketed axe head

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service
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Unique ID: SF-9FE0E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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The blade end fragment of a socketed bronze axe, late bronze age, badly affected by bronze disease in places but traces of irregular largley diagonal abrasion/sharpening marks visible. Dark brown patina, The socket is filled with what appears to be fired clay, presumably residual from the manufacuring process. 43.25mm in width across the blade and 26.54mm in suriving length.

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: 26.54 mm
Width: 23.25 mm
Weight: 38.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Miss Faye Minter

Materials and construction

Primary material:
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Blythburgh

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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