LEIC-436D57: Roman copper alloy votive axe

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VOTIVE MODEL

Unique ID: LEIC-436D57

Object type certainty: Certain
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Iron age to Roman copper alloy votive axe, 15mm long, 9mm wid eand 5mm thick with a weight of 2.62grams. The object is rectangular in form and oval in cross section, with rounded long edges. It has a flat oval butt end around which sits a protruding rounded collar. Below this the blade curves slightly downwards at at the concave edge there is a circular hole butting up to the collar and causing the edge to project outwards slightly. Beyond this the axe tapers in width and is missing the end of its blade.

Numerous similar objects have been recorded on the PAS database. For examples see: IOW-E2E708, BH-15EFD4, SF-631D32 and LIN-B1B742. The latter record describes such miniature axes as being of Robinson's (1995) Type III, which is thought to imitate Iron Age and Romano British iron axes (Robinson 1995 WA&NHM 88), although this form is also very similar to Bronze Age socketed axes.for comparison. Ref from YORYM-7505A8

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 2.62 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Illa Heap
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Scalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7624
Four figure Latitude: 52.80820427
Four figure longitude: -0.87398232
1:25K map: SK7624
1:10K map: SK72SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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