SF-84BFF1: SF-84BFF1: Bronze Age socketed axe

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Unique ID: SF-84BFF1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper alloy mid to late Bronze Age (and into the early Iron Age) socketed axe. Only a small section of the socketed end survives survive. This is curved in profile with a raised rounded rim along the outer face of the socket end. The breaks are well worn. Both faces have the remains of a dark brown shiny patina in places, but this has worn away on the raised sections.

Socketed axes were in use during the mid to late Bronze Age, from c.1300-700 BC.

Length: 35.90mm, width: 24.49mm, thickness: 7.02mm, weight: 20.58g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1300 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.9 mm
Width: 24.49 mm
Thickness: 7.02 mm
Weight: 20.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)
To be known as: Tolleshunt D'arcy

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: About one year ago

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