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Record ID: DOR-28154A
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A developed flat axe with hammer raised flanges of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC) specifically of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC. This axehead is broadly sub-rectangular with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt is narrow and rounded and measures 22mm in width and is 3.4mm thick. In profile the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been worked…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-5D7F46
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy flanged axehead. The axe has a low proto stop-ridge. The cast side flanges are high and straight with curved upper an lower edges tapering to a point at the butt. There is some damage to the butt of the axehead. The blade is short and slightly flared. It terminates in a widely flared, curving cutting edge. The reddish-brown surface patination is even and smooth. It is similar to LANCUM-87FCE0 on the pAS database. Peter Reavill comments that "this relates best with the 'early short-flanged axes of type Cragg Wood (plate 37-38) possibly Variant Savoch in Bburgess an…
Created on: Wednesday 27th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 27th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Iwerne Courtney or Shroton', grid reference and parish protected.


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