CPAT-2B31A0: Bronze age Axe-Hammer

Rights Holder: Clywd-Powys Archaeological Trust
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AXE HAMMER

Unique ID: CPAT-2B31A0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

This is a (very) small early Bronze Age/late Neolithic perforated stone axe hammer. The axe is in the form of a ‘teardrop’ with a parallel profile. The perforation is ‘egg timer’ shape, opening from a central diameter of 13.5 mm to 20.7 mm at the outer surface. The overall style is consistent with an early class 1 Axe Hammer from Roe’s ‘Typology of Stone Implements with Shafts’. However, whilst the profile fits, the size does not. This object is very small at just 7.32 cm long, the more typical axe hammer is double that and more. This particular implement may then be ‘votive’ or perhaps even a ‘toy’. As in size and weight, it falls well short of the general class types. The material is beige quartz like with considerable chipping and scarring to the surface. That damage appears to be much later in date as it cuts through the aged surface of the object.

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 73.2 mm
Width: 41.95 mm
Thickness: 32.4 mm
Weight: 158 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd July 2007

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Jeff Spencer
Identified by: Mr Jeff Spencer

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mochdre (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO0890
Four figure Latitude: 52.500114
Four figure longitude: -3.356697
1:25K map: SO0890
1:10K map: SO09SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CPAT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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