KENT-9393A7: Fragment of socketted axe

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-9393A7

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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC.

Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity.

Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63mm wide., 9.21mm thick and 23.38g in weight.

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: 21.04 mm
Width: 28.63 mm
Thickness: 9.21 mm
Weight: 23.38 g

Personal details

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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: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Thurnham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8157
Four figure Latitude: 51.28337966
Four figure longitude: 0.59403749
1:25K map: TQ8157
1:10K map: TQ85NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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