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Unique ID: LVPL-8B9CEA

Object type certainty: Certain
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An almost complete unpolished flaked axe of Neolithic date and of Scandinavian type. The object has a convex cutting edge and straight parallel sides which taper to a squared off butt end. The cutting edge measures 64mm in width and is 3mm thick. A large oval flake has been removed from one face just above the cutting edge in recent times and is likely due to plough damage. Each face of the object has been worked with flaking.

The flaked sides taper evenly towards the butt end which is rectangular in cross-section. The butt end measures 25.5mm in width and is 22mm thick. The butt end has also been worked and is flaked with one area of recent damage where a flake has been removed revealing a mid-grey colour beneath the toffee brown patina.

The axe has a mottled mid-toffee brown patina and is in very good condition.

The object is unusual being a Scandinavian type and it therefore cannot be certain whether this was an ancient or an antiquarian loss. As is usual for axes this axe was a single find and there are no other finds to place it in context.

Dimensions: 140mm in length, 64mm in width, 25mm thick (at the mid-point of the object), 32.7g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Class: Scandinavian

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 140 mm
Width: 64 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Weight: 32.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1930 - Monday 1st January 1940

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dinedor

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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