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Record ID: SOM-63A847
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Late Bronze Age socketed axe head, a variant of the Taunton-Hademarschen type with oval rather than square mouth. The axe is relatively long and narrow compared to more common forms of socketed axe. the surface is badly corroded with the original surface only surviving in a few areas. The mouth of the socket is oval and adjacent to the mouth is a shallow rounded moulding 16.2mm wide reinforcing this end. This moulding appears to be single but a slight double moulding cannot be ruled out due to the corrosion. It is 26.6mm by 20.4mm just below this swelling. The axe then tapers evenly b…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Thursday 27th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holford', grid reference and parish protected.


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