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LEIC-D348D4: Bronze age socketed axe head fragment, 1000-800 BC

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Unique ID: LEIC-D348D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe head fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 61 mm, thickness: 19 mm, weight: 127 grams. The fragment consists of the blade end and is sub- rectangular in form and cross section. It has a hollow rectangular core and the object tapers in width down towards its slightly flared rounded blade which is 3mm thick at its tip. It is very worn and has no diagnostic features present.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 42 mm
Width: 61 mm
Thickness: 19 mm
Weight: 127 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Thursday 2nd November 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Gaddesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6813
Four figure Latitude: 52.71040094
Four figure longitude: -0.99491926
1:25K map: SK6813
1:10K map: SK61SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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