NLM-CD7254: Bronze Age Axehead fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-CD7254

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy axe head fragment. A tiny chip from the end of the cutting edge of a cast axe head, possibly parted from its matrix at the site of a casting flaw. The cutting edge was crescentic with abrupt ends, though too little remains to firmly ascribe this scrap to a particular type. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC.

Height: 18.2mm, Width: 9.5mm, Thickness: 5mm, Weight: 2.59gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1600 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.2 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 2.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39742

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9318
Four figure Latitude: 53.65024426
Four figure longitude: -0.59446843
1:25K map: SE9318
1:10K map: SE91NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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