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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: PUBLIC-CC14FC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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: 39.97mm long, 27.64mm wide 5.16mm thick and 21.20g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39.97 mm
Width: 27.64 mm
Thickness: 5.16 mm
Weight: 21.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Wendy Thompson
Identified by: Mrs Wendy Thompson

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Hartlip (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8364
Four figure Latitude: 51.34561735
Four figure longitude: 0.62627357
1:25K map: TQ8364
1:10K map: TQ86SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting on private farmland
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 14 days ago

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