KENT-B5A3A6: Socketed Axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-B5A3A6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of the lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type.

Description:

The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to dark brown in patina and is heavily pitted by corrosion across its entirety. It looks like it was not faceted or had a ribbed decoration.

Masurements: 32.87mm long, 45.8mm wide, 15.54mm thick and 80.65g in weight

Class: South Eastern

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: 32.87 mm
Width: 45.8 mm
Thickness: 15.54 mm
Weight: 80.65 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Eythorne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2749
Four figure Latitude: 51.19510472
Four figure longitude: 1.24755845
1:25K map: TR2749
1:10K map: TR24NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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