WMID-7388C4: Late Bronze Age: Incomplete socketed axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: WMID-7388C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy socketed axehead, of Late Bronze Age dating (1150 BC to 800 BC).

Less than 25% of the socketed axehead is present, consisting of the base of the socket and the blade edge. The fragment is sub rectangular, with a triangular cross section. The socket is rectangular in shape.

The socketed axehead fragment measures 30.8 mm in length, 46.3 mm wide (at the blade), 34.3 mm wide (at the body), 13.3 mm thick (at the body), 5.0 mm thick (at the blade edge). The remnants of the socket is 3.7 mm deep. It weighs 82.3 g.

The socketed axehead is a mid green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of the original surface.

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: 30.8 mm
Width: 46.3 mm
Thickness: 13.3 mm
Weight: 82.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Longsdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9654
Four figure Latitude: 53.0832046
Four figure longitude: -2.06116859
1:25K map: SJ9654
1:10K map: SJ95SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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