KENT-B614D9: Socketted axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-B614D9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC.

Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn and runs in a very shallow convex curve, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaing body appears to be undecorrated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure althoguh part of a casting seam. The axhead is patinated a mid green and the breaks have lead to more extensive corrosion.

Measurements: Length: 30.5mm, Width: 28.45mm, Thickness: 13.31mm, Weight: 21.36g.

Discussion: Although the fragment is too small to be certain, it probably fits into the Ewart park or Wilburton metal working groups, giving it a date of 1100-800 BC (Schmidt & Burgess 1981: 119).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1100 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.5 mm
Width: 28.45 mm
Thickness: 15.54 mm
Weight: 13.31 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: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Selling (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0356
Four figure Latitude: 51.26699102
Four figure longitude: 0.90852308
1:25K map: TR0356
1:10K map: TR05NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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