PUBLIC-69605F: PUBLIC-69605F Bronze Age Axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: PUBLIC-69605F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy Socketed Axehead (c.1150BC - 800BC).

The cutting edge of the axehead flares outwards to form a convex cutting edge which is complete, relatively unworn, quite sharp to the touch and is 49.1mm wide. In side view it is 'V' shaped and the casting seam is visible on both concave sides. The seam is closer to one face than the other.

At the broken end of the axehead are the remains of a socket 18.2mm long, 2.5mm wide and 1.8mm deep. The break is irregular and old but not particularly worn.

The metal has a mid-green, glossy patina. The axehead is 49.1mm wide at the blade end, 29.5mm wide at the socket end, 43.3mm long and 11.7mm thick. It weighs 75.5g.

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.3 mm
Width: 49.1 mm
Thickness: 11.7 mm
Weight: 75.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 1997 - Monday 1st November 1999

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Rathbone
Identified by: Mr Peter Rathbone

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2845
Four figure Latitude: 51.15879735
Four figure longitude: 1.25931081
1:25K map: TR2845
1:10K map: TR24NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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