BUC-5E8744: Bronze Age socketed axehead (fragment)

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AXE

Unique ID: BUC-5E8744

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper-alloy socketed axehead of Late Bronze Age date.

The piece represents the lower part of the blade, the rest of the axehead having been lost in antiquity. The object is hollow, has flat surfaces and tapers in thickness, towards a convex cutting edge.

Class: Socketed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.5 mm
Width: 39 mm
Weight: 45.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
To be known as: Great Missenden

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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