GLO-F3F9B0: GLO-F3F9B0 Roman Votive laed axe model

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Unique ID: GLO-F3F9B0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Lead votive model axe that has an overall wedge shape, the blade of the axe is angled and there us a small rectangular slot in the opposite wider end. The axe has been formed from a sheet of lead that has been folded in two, with the seam is near the blade.

Small axes are the most common miniature votive artefact found of roman religious site and temples with examples found at the shrines at Uley, Lydney and Nettleton Shrub. For similar examples on the PAS database, cf. LEIC-751012; FAKL-B0C080; for copper alloy versions: NMS-B80741; NMS-796911.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27 mm
Width: 14 mm
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 7.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2012 - Saturday 1st June 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Kingsdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5026
Four figure Latitude: 51.03117701
Four figure longitude: -2.71439553
1:25K map: ST5026
1:10K map: ST52NW
Grid reference source: From 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: GLO
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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