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Record ID: LEIC-C697E3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Neolithic flint hand axe, 129mm long, 59mm wide and 27mm thick, with a weight of 218g. The axe is complete and is sub rectangular in form, with a rounded blade and ovoid in cross section. It is made from a dark brown flint and has been invasively re-touched and then polished at the blade. It has been finely worked along its blade and on one face of one side with shallow, stepped re touch. The other side less so and appears to have been damaged along this edge due to a weakness in the flint?
Created on: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 9th April 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-7596EE
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Neolithic flaked flint axe. Broken. Light brownish-grey opaque patina, tertiary piece, broken flaked axe.
Created on: Sunday 24th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-542023
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
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Bronze age copper alloy axe blade fragment, 27mm in length, 14mm wide and 6mm thick with a weight of 3.14g. The object is sub triangular in form and cross section and consists of a corner of a blade of a probable socketed axe. It has a slightly curved and damaged blade, 1mm thick at its tip. The fragment then widens out and is solid, but in a very damaged state. It was found in the same location as other prehistoric metal fragments (see LEIC-544574 and LEIC-54F15A) suggesting it may have been gathered for re-working?
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 28th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-6F211A
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
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Early to late Neolithic flint polished axe fragment, 36mm in length, 30mm wide and 13mm thick with a weight of 18 grams. The implement is sub rectangular in form with a light grey opaque external patina. IT is a fragment of a broken ground and polished axe.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F05700
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy axe fragment, 1500-1150 BC. Length: 39 mm, width: 49 mm, thickness: 14 mm, weight: 84 g. Fragment of a probably Palstave axe, consisting of the rounded, splayed blade and part of the solid rectangular shaped and cross sectioned body (29mm wide) which is decorated with a rounded ridge running down its centre towards the blade.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-E72368
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper-alloy Bronze Age axe or adze, 26.3mm in length and 38.7mm wide, comprising the blade tip. The edge of the blade is curved without flared tips and has a profile suggesting that this is possibly of the Middle Bronze Age palstave type. The patina is light green to brownish grey. The break reveals a casting void which approaches the surface on one side and may demonstrate a weakness which led to original break.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-E6EBD6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded copper alloy fragment of a Bronze Age axe measuring 51.6mm by 30.9mm. The fragment is pelta-shaped and comprises the blade tip. The area behind the blade is fluted with three pronounced ribs perpendicular to the blade edge and has a rectangular cross section. The remaining surface has a dark green patina. Probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). For a more complete example see WMID-7D44CA.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Record ID: FAJN-D2E8E6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable Middle to Late Bronze Age axe. The axe is broken roughly at either end, revealing a lozenge-shaped profile, narrower at the wider end of the axe, possibly where it thins towards the cutting edge. There is a pronounced casting line on one of the side, the surface otherwise worn but undamaged. Dimensions: Width: 26.3mm (min), 30.7mm (max) Length: 22mm (min), 26mm (max) Thickness: 11mm (min), 13.5mm (max)
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C23B2E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Over half of a Neolithic ground and polished axe, of light and dark banded and mottled flint, the coarse inclusions are an off-white colour. The butt has been broken transversely in antiquity, the cutting edge is asymmetrical and highly polished, giving a sheen that fades into the rest of the axe. One large flake has been removed recently to the cutting edge, revealing the flint was indeed brown to begin with.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6BF34B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron axe head, probably Post Medieval to Modern and dating from AD 1500 - 1950, judging from its good level of preservation, but of a broad form known to have been used in the Medieval period too. The object is 119.3mm long, 85.6mm wide and 27.2mm thick, and weighs 332g. Compare the Medieval axe head in Ward Perkins (1940), number 2, Fig. 12, p. 57. However the socket of this example, which is partially missing, is elliptical rather than the angular socket illustrated in Ward Perkins.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5AE144
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete neolithic stone axe-head of unidentified grey stone. The more pointed haft end shows patches of exposed cream-coloured cortex. Probably unpolished as the surface is covered with irregular pitting, and the cutting edge has one smooth edged, but chipped, area whereas the other side is chipped and almost entirelu unpolished. The polishing may be due to the type of work being done rather than polished during manufacture. On the same side as the polished cutting edge, 2-3cm from the hafted end, is a short slightly curved groove (15mm long) probably due to modern damage. W…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1BFA1F
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper-alloy Bronze Age axe, probably of the palstave type, dating to the period 1600-1100 BC. The fragment comprises part of the splayed blade and a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The cutting edge is flared and curved, though one of the pointed tips is damaged. The fragment is rectangular in cross-section and triangular in profile. The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge, within which is a sub-rectangular shaped hollow section exposed by the break. The object measures 46mm in length, 25mm in width and 12.5mm in maximum thickness. It w…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-5B9AE9
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Bronze Age III - Middle Bronze Age I (1800-1500 BC) flanged axe head or axe shaped ingot, possibly water rolled, and unusual in its crudeness. Its uneven shape makes accurate measurement and labelling of areas difficult, but the thickest section is approximately 14mm at its widest pont, and the blade tip is an uneven 2-4 mm in fluctuation. The surface is pitted and appears to have delaminated; areas show different levels and kinds of corrosion, varying from predictable greens to a blueish tinge. The rear of the object is not bilaterally symmetrical but has a thumbprint-sized …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-231993
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A Neolithic ground and polished axehead. The implement has been extensively chipped and ground into a long elongated sub-rectangular shape in plan that tapers from the cutting edge to the butt which terminates in a rounded point. The blade on the forward edge has been ground into an asymmetrical crescent, this is also the only section to have been polished. The stone is a dark green with an extensive creamy mottling. The axe dates from between circa 3500 BC to 2100BC
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-38A547
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Neolithic axe rough-out, in very fresh condition and unpatinated, of dark grey slightly mottled flint with pale grey coarse inclusions, with three small patches of thin, white cortex to the dorsal face. All edges are still sharp with no abrasion noted, flake removals appear to be hard hammer struck with deep negative bulbal scars, some removals have hinged, but not to a great degree, apart from one large flake scar to the right lateral side when viewed with the dorsal face uppermost and with the broadest to the top, this has failed to under-cut the thickest part of the axe and…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age axe fragment, 41mm long, 33mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 44.21g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of the curved splayed blade of an axe with a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The object has a triangular shaped profile and is solid. Its form suggests it is a fragment of an early Bronze Age flat axe or a mid Bronze Age palstave.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-6651AF
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of the tip of a Bronze Age axe . The fragment has a curved edge and a triangular profile. It is 21.5mm in length and 5.8mm wide with a heavy blue-green patination.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-BB85B7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic polished stone axe, 99mm long, 64mm wide and 26mm thick with a weight of 202g. The axe is mostly complete, missing its hafted end, but has also sustained a lot of damage aroud its edges. It is sub rectangular in form and eliptical in cross section. It has a pronounced rounded step just before it drops down to form a blade on one face. It has no obvious facets and is a dark grey/brown, suggesting Charnwood slate.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 21st August 2018
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Record ID: HESH-A05816
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy axe or knife blank / ingot of Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age date (2450 - 2300 BC). The blank is oval in shape with the butt being rounded narrowed and tapered. In profile it is lentoid in shape and its cross section is a similar lentoid shape. The 'cutting' edge is rounded, from the external edges it tapers gradually until it forms a narrowed but rounded but. There is no sign of a stop ridge or any form of cast design. It is thickest at the mid-point. The surface of the blank is heavily eroded and corroded, small areas of original patinated surface survive but on …
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-6EFC44
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Neolithic slate axe, 66mm long, 54mm wide, 16mm thick and weighs 71.98g. The axe is sub rectangular in form and cross section. It has a very fragmented, damaged surface and was possibly broken during manufacure? It has a rounded, polished blade which is mostly intact, but all other surfaces are damaged. The object is a pale green/blue colour which may suggest Charnwood slate.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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