LVPL-9285F7: Cast copper alloy socketed Bronze Age axe dating from c.1200-800BC

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Unique ID: LVPL-9285F7

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Cast copper alloy socketed Bronze Age axe dating from c.1200-800BC. It is mostly complete with the side loop remaining. The blade is angular, possibly due to wear/breakage. It has a square cross-section with a raised collar at the mouth. The surface is worn and so it is not possible to tell how many ribs there were. There is a casting seam on the side where the loop is. There are also 2 casting seams visible on the inside of the axe. It has a green/brown patina with patches of orange which may indicate there was iron buried nearby.


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1200 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 78 mm
Width: 38 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 178.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th March 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material:
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: West Felton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3425
Four figure Latitude: 52.818479
Four figure longitude: -2.980778
1:25K map: SJ3425
1:10K map: SJ32NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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