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Record ID: CORN-70CDC7
Object type: BATTLEAXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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Stone (diorite) perforated waisted battle axe, lozenge-shaped in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and oval in section, with a faceted butt end and an expanded blade. The surface has been polished but is pitted slightly on one side and there is iron staining on the other side. The shafthole is circular in plan and hourglass-shaped in profile and is 22 mm in diameter and 32 mm in height. The axe is made of a weathered altered dolerite and the polishing and linear striations within the shafthole are distinctive and suggest that the axe was not permanently mounted on to a shaft, but conti…
Created on: Monday 16th September 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 25th February 2014
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Record ID: CORN-BA3487
Object type: BATTLEAXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone battleaxe, greenstone (dolerite) perforated waisted battle axe, lozenge-shaped in plan, sub-rectangular in profile and oval in section, with faceted butt end, expanded blade and incised linear grooves emphasising the concave profile of the upper and lower faces of the axe. "Incised grooves, that is grooves about 1 mm wide and deep with sharply defined edges, are made by cutting the artefact surface repeatedly with sharp flakes of a hard material such as quartzite. This technique is quite different from those employed to shape and finish battle-axes, namely pecking and grinding" …
Created on: Saturday 11th September 2010
Last updated: Friday 11th July 2014
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