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Unique ID: CAM-065AB7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axehead dated from 1000-800 BC. The lower portion of the axe shows signs of been re-sharpened on one edge, and re-used in antiquity. This may of given rise to the inbalance and curved nature of the cutting edge. Cutting edge very fine and sharp.

Width across cutting edge: 47.38 mm. Length from broken edge to cutting edge: 33.72. Thickness across broken edges 13.33 mm, 10.87 mm. Width across fractured edge: 30.73.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 16.74 mm
Width: 47.38 mm
Thickness: 13.33 mm
Weight: 52.05 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Chris Montague
Identified by: Mr Chris Montague

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Saffon Walden & District Metal Detecting Club
Museum accession number: None

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Haslingfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4052
Four figure Latitude: 52.148547
Four figure longitude: 0.044724
1:25K map: TL4052
1:10K map: TL45SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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