YORYM-57D704: Bronze Age : Axehead

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Unique ID: YORYM-57D704

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A copper alloy Bronze Age flanged axehead, dating to the period c.2000-1700 BC. The axehead is broadly rectangular, with an incomplete expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt is narrow and incomplete and measures 12.72mm in width and is 3.28mm thick. In profile the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been worked to form a slight raised collar rather than having cast flanges. The flanges extend 1.0 mm above the body of the axe head. The expanded blade measures 29.31mm in width and is 5mm thick. The axehead has a green patina, with a corroded and pitted surface.

The axehead measures 72.23mm in length, has a maximum width of 29.31mm (blade), a minimum width 12.72mm (butt), and has a width of 15.82mm in the centre. It is 8.20mm thick at the central point. It weighs 55.30g.

This axehead is similar to SWYOR-3DAD49 and DOR-28154A, and is consistent with that of the Arreton type axe, of Early Bronze Age III dating, metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC.

Class: Flanged

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2000 BC
Date to: Circa 1700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 72.23 mm
Width: 29.31 mm
Thickness: 15.82 mm
Weight: 55.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05656

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bainton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9753
Four figure Latitude: 53.96399301
Four figure longitude: -0.52296067
1:25K map: SE9753
1:10K map: SE95SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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