LVPL2439: Bronze age socketed axehead

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Unique ID: LVPL2439

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete late Bronze Age socketed axe. It is slim with a flaring blade. The haft end is mostly missing but fragments remain of the trumpet mouth. Both faces are decorated with three ribs. Prominent casting seams down both sides. The blade is 43mm wide.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 88 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2002

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath
Identified by: Mr Nick Herepath

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: Prees (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5531
Four figure Latitude: 52.874578
Four figure longitude: -2.67003
1:25K map: SJ5531
1:10K map: SJ53SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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