BERK-3AA217:

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AXE

Unique ID: BERK-3AA217

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, dating to the period c. 1400 - 800BC. The blade of the axe is crescentic and the socket extends nearly to the tip.

Notes:

Bucks PAS Record Sheet no 156

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 1400 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.43 mm
Height: 13.83 mm
Width: 55.76 mm
Thickness: 4.73 mm
Weight: 77.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th April 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Wicken,Northants

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Byard

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wicken (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7637
Four figure Latitude: 52.02621802
Four figure longitude: -0.89372416
1:25K map: SP7637
1:10K map: SP73NE
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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Audit data

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

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