YORYM-980C73: Bronze Age : Socketed Axehead

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AXEHEAD

Unique ID: YORYM-980C73

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead of late Bronze Age date - circa 1100 - 800 BC. Only the tip of the axe survives consisting of a curved cutting edge with prominently flared sides. The base of the socket is visible where the body of the axe is broken and taper sin width towards the cutting edge. The remaining portion of the axehead is undecorated and the breaks are worn.
The metal has a dark reddish-brown patina and is worn. The axehead is 28mm long, 41.6mm wide, 8.3mm thick and weighs 14.6g.

Due to the incomplete nature of the axehead it is not possible to ascribe it to a particular type series and it has therefore been dated broadly as late Bronze Age in date circa 1100 - 800 BC.

Class: Socketed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1100 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 41.6 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm
Weight: 14.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wycliffe with Thorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ1113
Four figure Latitude: 54.512189
Four figure longitude: -1.831612
1:25K map: NZ1113
1:10K map: NZ11SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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