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Record ID: BERK-23A863
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval iron axe head (10th - 13th century). The width of the axe head expands from the butt (width: 50.19mm) to the curved cutting edge (width: 88.57mm). The upper edge is straight but the lower edge curves downwards. In the centre on one side a makers mark has been stamped. The mark is a cross where the length is twice the width of the arms. It is arranged so that the long arm of the cross is aligned along the length of the axe head. The axe head is broken across the vertical perforation for attachment on the butt, ?broken in antiquity. It is similar to woodworking axes (10t…
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farthinghoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-EF5FC7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tiny fragmant from a Neolithic polished axe, possibly knapped off the main object.
Created on: Thursday 12th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
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Record ID: BH-086652
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished flint axe of Neolithic date (c.4,000 to 2,000). Light grey flint and highly polished, with some small flake removal scars around the edges. The only damage is to the haft end, where a small area has been struck off, probably by the plough. Otherwise the object is a fine example of the type, with a sharp blade and flattened ground edges on its long sides. It is 153.4mm in length and 63.3mm wide at the blade end and 36.8mm wide at the rear end. The maximum thickness is 34.3mm and it weighs 425g.
Created on: Thursday 11th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BH-4DE412
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint blade core made from a Neolithic polished axe. Two vertical strips of the polished axe surface remain, including one which extends around one of the narrow edges, providing an indication of the original form. The rest of the surface has been removed by the striking of five broad blades. The piece is oval in section and contains a large flaw, which may be the reason for the axe having been abandoned. The surface of the flint is a heavily patinated light grey colour. Dimensions: 74.1mm long, 42.9mm wide, 29.6mm thick. Weight: 104.69.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Munden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-A52CE2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An iron axe-head, probably of late Roman date. The axe has an integral collar with oval perforation. This extends to a wedge-shaped blade with a pronounced curve. The axe measures 160mm in length and has a maximum width of 28mm. The perforation measures 37mm in length by 21mm in width. Manning (1976, p. 24) notes that this is a common form of Roman axe, which frequently dates to the late Roman period, although it has been found in earlier contexts.Examples are known from Strageath, Burgh Castle and in hoards from Great Chesterford and Silchester.
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: BUC-4B2344
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pale grey polished flint axe. The width of the axe tapers, along the 116.9mm length, slightly from 35.51 to 33.55mm. The axe has beem considerably reworked more than once. The initially about a third of both sides has been reflaked, giving one end a chisel shaped tip. Further reworking cuts throught the previous patination. The blade of the polished end has been chipped in several places.
Created on: Friday 13th May 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Horwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-321762
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A polished flint axe slightly damaged on the cutting edges
Created on: Monday 1st September 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-B7ACE2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A well preserved late Early Medieval asymmetric iron axehead. The socket for the haft is D shaped in section and has triangular projections or spurs pointing up and down the haft on both sides. The curved blade does not appear to have any signs of wear. The author is indebted to Dr Kevin Leahy for his suggestion that this axe is similar to Wheeler's type VI in 'London and the Vikings' [Wheeler, REM 1927 p19-25]. Wheeler divides 7th-11th century axes into six types chronologically and dates type VI as starting around 1000AD, adding that there were 15 examples from the Thames and seve…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longwick area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-666345
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Fragment of Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe, double mouth moulding, trace of casting flash. Probably a South Eastern class A. Ewart Park phase, c 1000 - 800 BC.
Created on: Monday 1st November 2004
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
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Record ID: CORN-71BC22
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Jadeite axehead, tear-drop shaped in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile and section, with patches of glassy polish and iron staining. The axehead was analysed non-destructively, using scattered reflectance spectroradiometry, in October 2007 as part of an international French project, Projet JADE, covering all axeheads of Alpine rock in Europe. The project is directed by Dr Pierre Petrequin, until recently of CNRS and the University of Besancon. The analysis was undertaken by Dr Michel Errera (then of the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium) at the CNRS Lab…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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