KENT-496FC6: Socketed axehead

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: KENT-496FC6

Object type certainty: Certain
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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. The blade runs in a very shallow convex curve and is heavily abraded, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaining body appears to be undecorated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure although the casting seam is clearly visible . The axehead is patinated a mid green and the breaks have lead to more extensive corrosion.

Measurements: Length: 44.49mm, Width: 43.08mm, Thickness: 16.67mm, Weight: 88.92g.

Discussion: Although, due to completeness it is not certain but this axehead 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
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.49 mm
Width: 43 mm
Thickness: 16.67 mm
Weight: 88.92 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: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: Hadlow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6351
Four figure Latitude: 51.23490473
Four figure longitude: 0.33344
1:25K map: TQ6351
1:10K map: TQ65SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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