NMGW-7E53B5: Axehead

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Unique ID: NMGW-7E53B5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Blade-end fragment from a Bronze Age axehead of uncertain type and date. The axe is represented by the end of the blade only and no evidence survives on the broken section for the bottom of a socket. The blade edge and the blade tips have also been lost. The sides of the axe are diverging, possibly resulting in a recurved blade edge. The faces are slightly convex, resulting in an oval section. The axe would have been comparatively slender, probably suggesting the fragment was from a palstave or socketed axe.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.4 mm
Width: 46.7 mm
Thickness: 10.1 mm
Weight: 28.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Katrina Deering
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA 2004.77.1

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Nevern (Community)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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