KENT-B057E7: A fragment of socketed axe

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-B057E7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BC.

Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle. There is substantial casting line running from the rim and along the mid-line of the loop onto the body of the axe. It appears this casting feature has had very limited finishing. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces and a light green on the breaks which may suggest the axe was broken while in the ground but a substantial time after its deposition.

Measurements: 27.95mm long, 18.15mm high, 12.35mm thick and 10.37g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.95 mm
Height: 18.15 mm
Thickness: 12.35 mm
Weight: 10.37 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: West Peckham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6452
Four figure Latitude: 51.24360274
Four figure longitude: 0.34820876
1:25K map: TQ6452
1:10K map: TQ65SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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