HAMP-888D78: Late Bronze Age socketed axehead fragment

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: HAMP-888D78

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A fragment from a cast copper-alloy axehead of Late Bronze Age date. The fragment consists of the lower blade and includes a slightly, expanded cutting edge. The axehead has been broken in an abraded, irregular curve just above the socket end. Also visible are the sides above the socket end, one of which survives as somewhat thicker than the other. The distance between socket end and cutting edge can be measured at c. 20mm. The object is highly corroded. It is largely a light, dusty green colour, but with some areas of dark-brown patina. The axehead is most likely to date from the Ewart Park phase (1000-800 BC), a period in which scrap metal hoarding was prevalent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.7 mm
Width: 40.9 mm
Thickness: 11.25 mm
Weight: 40.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2802

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: West Wittering CP

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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