LEIC-91B859: Bronze age copper alloy axe fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-91B859

Object type certainty: Certain
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Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe blade fragment, 42mm in length, 27mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 53.08grams.

The object is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section with a curved blade forming one long edge. The opposite side is wider and has a slight sub rectangular recess. Its surface is quite worn and abraided, missing most of its surface.


The object was found near, but not associated with, a Bronze Age Adze LEIC-916183

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1100 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 27 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 53.08 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Owston and Newbold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7609
Four figure Latitude: 52.67338685
Four figure longitude: -0.87745115
1:25K map: SK7609
1:10K map: SK70NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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