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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Created by: Anna Booth
    • Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD

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Record ID: SF-F5955E
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
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A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age socketed axehead. Only a small fragment of the axe socket survives. There is a raised rim c.12mm wide around the outer face of the socket rim. What is left of the socket suggests that it was roughly rectangular in cross-section at the end. A small portion of one side of the axehead survives with a casting seam along its outer face. The surface of the metal is heavily corroded with a bright green patina and the breaks are all very worn. Socketed axes of this form were in use in Britain from c.1300-800 BC generally, but this probably belongs to…
Created on: Monday 1st February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: LEIC-9AFF65
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axe dating to c.1000-800 BC.Only the blade end and part of the socket survives. The blade is expanded and strongly curved. The cutting edge is abraded and notched. Each side curves sharply inwards behind the blade before tapering more gently towards the butt. There are traces of a slight raised rib on the butt end of both sides. The surviving portion of the body is rectangular in cross-section with a hole in the centre, which is all that remains of the socket. All surfaces have a shiny green patina, which is missing in a few places. Traces of p…
Created on: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
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