KENT-8CF725: KENT-8CF725 Late Bronze Age socketed axe

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-8CF725

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Complete bronze looped and socketed axehead, South Eastern Type A. Sub-circular mouth with double mouth moulding, with a small perforation just below the moulding on one side. It is unclear if the latter is a result of miscasting or damage. Considerable casting flash survives along most of the length of both sides and on the loop, but it has mostly been removed towards the blade. The blade is not widely expanded and the blade tip is missing on one side. There are many very fine transverse lines close to the blade edge. The surviving blade edge is heavily corrosion chipped. Dark green patina with some damage to surface, probably from plough. Forms part of a hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork, probably deposited circa 1000 to 800 BC.

Notes:

Lenham Station Hoard no.1

Class: South Eastern Type A

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 102.11 mm
Width: 47.2 mm
Thickness: 40.18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Lenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8951
Four figure Latitude: 51.226893
Four figure longitude: 0.705451
1:25K map: TQ8951
1:10K map: TQ85SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: KENT
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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