NLM-B70C26: Bronze Age Socketed Axehead

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Unique ID: NLM-B70C26

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Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast axe head with a curved crescentic cutting edge whose ends project markedly and a rectangular-section body which expands in its width from the blade to a square mouth with loop below. The loop is set next to a moulding surrounding the socket. The moulding is rounded and stepped or grooved, and surrounds a rectangular mouth or socket measuring 25 by 23mm with an internal depth of 53mm. Traces of external mould lines appear on the upper and lower sides, but there is no indication of ribs running along the broader sides of the axe head. The flared cutting edge and simple decoration are both paralleled by an axe from Risby Warren displayed at North Lincolnshire Museum. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC.

Length: 66.5mm, Height: 41.5mm, Thickness (measured at the moulded socket): 5.4mm, Weight: 100.10gms.

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: 66.5 mm
Height: 41.5 mm
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 100.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM27639

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Scawby

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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