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    • County: Powys

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Record ID: NMGW-A2177B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished stone axehead dating from c. 3,500 to 2,200 BC date. The axehead is complete and is comparatively small (with a length of 109.0mm and a weight of 146.2g). The butt is comparatively wide (at 35mm), giving the axe a trapezoidal form and has a very gentle curve. The sides are straight and gradually divergent, reaching a maximum width (of 45.5mm) at the blade. Both faces are deeply convex giving the axe a pointed-oval body section. The axe reaches its maximum thickness (of 23.2mm) near the blade edge (27mm from the edge). The axe was flaked and then partially polis…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th February 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-9A96E6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Silver bezel of a finger ring containing an orangey-red, cornelian, intaglio. The edge of the bezel is decorated by a line of triangles running round its bottom edge and the back by an engraved floral pattern. The intaglio depicts a winged male figure, probably Cupid, a large bunch of grapes and an animal, probably a hare. The intaglio would appear to be Roman, depicting Cupid, a bunch of grapes and a hare. The same combination can be seen on an intaglio from Bath (Henig 1978, 200 no.113) where cupid is holding a bunch of grapes and a hare is jumping up to reach it. On the present int…
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2011
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Record ID: NMGW114
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Greensand chert flake fragment, proximal end missing.
Created on: Thursday 26th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fforest Fawr', grid reference and parish protected.


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