IOW-7A5F4E: Bronze Age: Socketed Axehead (fragment)

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SOCKETED AXEHEAD

Unique ID: IOW-7A5F4E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axehead (c. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC).

This fragment is the lower part of the blade including the cutting edge. There is a transverse break at the top where the base of the socket is present. In side view it is roughly 'V'-shaped.

The surface is lost due to corrosion except where a thick light brown patina survives.

Height: 22.0mm; width: 37.8mm; thickness: 10.6mm. Weight: 24.93g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 801 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 22 mm
Width: 37.8 mm
Thickness: 10.6 mm
Weight: 24.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th September 2019 - Sunday 8th September 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-223

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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