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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD

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Record ID: CORN-310297
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead dating from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (c.800-700 BC). The collar and the upper half of the axe is missing and there three fragments of more of the wall of the axe that also survive. The lower half that survives is sub-rectangular in plan, triangular in profile and the socket is almost square in section. The socket, when complete, would have held the wooden haft or handle of the axe. The sides of the axehead are straight and almost parallel but expand slightly towards the blade making the cutting edge a little crescentic, whi…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: SF-C7B73E
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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A fragment of a copper-alloy axehead of the Bronze Age period, dating to 1100-800 BC. It is the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving body has a sub-rectangular cross-section and the transverse broken edges are quite straight. The surface is heavily pitted and corroded; only little fragments of the brownish green patina survives. Length: 41.30 mm Width: 38.84 mm Thickness of the cutting edge: 3.53 mm Thickness of the walls of the body: 3.67 mm Overall thickness of the body: 16.66 mm Weight: 66.68 g
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-496FC6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC. Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn. The blade runs in a very shallow convex curve and is heavily abraded, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaining body appears to be undecorated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure although the casting seam is clearly visible . The axehe…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-36C4E7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date. Only the blade edge survives intact, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The fragment measures 8.94mm long, 30.97 wide and has a maximum thickness of 5.55m. It weighs 3.96g. The fragment is 'D' or crescent shaped in plan with a curved cutting edge, and has a straight inner edge. In cross section this inner edge is a pointed oval. The blade edge thickens evenly either side from the cutting edge towards the main section of the axe. Internally the blade is solid at this point. The blade edge has one small ch…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-337985
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead fragment, probably dating to c. 1100-800 BC. A sub-rectangular fragment with a sub-triangular cross section, comprising of part of the cutting edge and internal socket end. Only one wall survives, leaving the socket open on one face, with all breaks being old. Dimensions: 28.8mm in length; 18mm in width; 6.31g in weight. Although the fragment is too small to be certain, it probably fits into the Ewart park or Wilburton metal working groups, giving it a date of 1100-800 BC (Schmidt & Burgess 1981: 119).
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-CAB4F0
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy late Bronze Age socketed axehead dating from about 1000 BC - 800 BC. It is of Yorkshire Type (Schmidt & Burgess 1981). The axe has a square, collared socket, from which two faces angle inwards, widening at the point at which they meet to form a slightly curved cutting edge. There is a D-shaped loop positioned just below the collar on one of the triangular side faces. Its top end projects from the moulding that goes round the axe at the top of the ribs of which there are three, spaced evenly across the front, and three on the back face, extending approximately halfway…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: KENT-A83F63
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains intact. The fragment is dark to light green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily worn suggesting while the breaks are moderately worn suggesting they occurred after deposition although not recently. Measurements: 30.54mm long, 25.08mm wide., 11.32m…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: BERK-28CD29
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete worn cast copper alloy socketed axehead dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1050 - 800 BC). The blade end of the axe head survives and is trapezoidal in shape with a crescentic cutting edge. The corners are slightly flared and rounded. The socket of the axe is sub-rectangular measuring 24.3mm x 18.4mm. It has jagged breaks around all the sides which have removed the original end of the socket and no evidence of the original probable collar remaining. At one edge of the socket end of the axe head there is a small circular projection which was probably the remains of a loop t…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
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Record ID: WILT-2D8B05
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, probably dating to c. 1100-800 BC. The sub-rectangular fragment comprises of a sction of the mouth and socket wall; the mouth appears to have been flaring, with a moulded collar beneath, but with no other indication of decoration on the surviving fragment. The cross-section of the fragment suggests an original cross-section which was relatively pronouncedly sub-hexagonal. Dimensions: Length 38.9mm; width: 17.1mm; thickness at mouth 6.8mm; thickness at socket 4.9mm; weight: 16.46g. The cross section of the peice would sugges…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: SOM-AE9836
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC and deliberately broken as part of ritual deposition. Only the cutting edge and adjacent section with the end of the socket survive. The cutting edge survives intact and runs in a shallow convex curve 39.7mm long, the blade tips flare outwards slightly but both the tips and blade edge are damaged and chipped. There are some possibly hammering marks on one face from sharpening. The surviving part of the body appears to have had flat faces and convex sides, each side being triangular in cross …
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 1st December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-AE4024
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age socketed axe head of the Taunton-Hademarschen type. The axe is relatively long and narrow compared to more common forms of socketed axe. the surface is badly corroded with thick concretions in some areas. The mouth of the socket is square, 19.6mm by 19.9mm internally, 27.7mm by 29.3mm externally. Adjacent to the mouth is a prominent moulding, up to 8.2mm wide and raised 1.4mm, reinforcing this socket. The axe then tapers evenly becoming slightly narrower and consistantly thinner towards the widened blade, It is sub-rectangular in cross section with flat flaces and sl…
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 1st December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-2A09D7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c.1000 - 800 BC. The rim has a plano-convex profile and is 7.8mm thick. The lug aperture has a flattened oval shape; the lug itself is 9.7mm wide. The interior surface is rough. There is a prominant casting seam along the mid part of the fragment.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6F5643
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead dating to the period c. 900 - 600BC. It comprises part of the mouth which has a prominent D-sectioned lip. Below is a rectangular portion of the body, terminating in old breaks on all edges. The D-sectioned side loop projects from the remaining portion of body. Finder's ref: 12.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F317D2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe collar fragment, 22mm in length, 20mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 6.08grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and has a curved profile. Its complete edge has a rounded D shaped cross sectioned collar on the outer surface, 2mm thhick and wide. Below this is a narrow linear depression. There is a second rounded collar 4mm wide, 11mm in from the first. To the left of the object (as shown) is a distinct casting seam running the length of the fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F4A2BC
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axehead (c. 1100 - 800 BC). Only the cutting edge remains. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan, sub-rectangular in profile, and triangular in section. The fragment is hollow with an internal triangular recess tapering to a point towards the cutting edge. The edges and faces of the axehead fragment are smooth and precise. The break is uneven and runs diagonally down the body of the axehead. Unfortunately not enough remains of the axehead to be able to identify it more precisely or attribute a closer date. The metal has a green patina…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: BH-110C09
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age (c. 1000-800 BC) socketed axe of South Eastern Class A. The larger fragment comprising roughly a quarter of the upper shaft is broadly trapezoidal in plan and wedge-shaped in profile. The axe has a double mouth moulding which is very worn. The surviving body of the axe is broadly rectangular with gently tapering sides. On one face there is a semi-circular shaped loop with an oval perforation infilled with deposition residue. The fragment is broken along the upper casting seam but unevenly along the other sections of the body. The fra…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity. Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CDDD3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast socketed single looped axe head, lightly flared towards its crescentic curved cutting edge. The plain narrower upper and lower sides each bear a clear central mould line; the other broader sides are flat and plain. At c.50mm in from the cutting edge, narrow grooves of width c.4.5mm appear at the arises where flat sides meet, and these continue until 5mm before the edge of the socket. This appears square with rounded corners externally, framing a rounded aperture measuring 27mm in both directions and with a thickened triangular section border. A sing…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3F8141
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy facetted socketed axehead dating to 1000 BC - 800 BC. As we cannot see the collar the axehead can probably be classified as Meldreth type, Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The cutting edge is expanded and relatively undamaged. The sides are faceted, giving a six-sided cross section. The socket mouth is circular although the collar is missing. On the upper part of the axe is a D-shaped, oval sectioned (approx 8mm in depth) attachment loop, it is positioned unusually horizontally instead of vertically probably directly below the missing collar. Date: Late Bronze …
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
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Record ID: SOM-C6116B
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age copper-alloy, possibly of a socketed axehead. This fragment is irregular in plan and is possibly part of the mouth of the axehead. The outer face has an upper linear moulding of 5.1 mm in maximus thickness that narrows to 2.1 mm. Then is the remain of a transverse lower moulding. The back of the fragment is flat. The fragment has a dark green patina and the breaks are worn and old. It measures 24.5 mm in length, 18.7 mm in width, 5.1 mm in thickness and weights 8.39 g.
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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