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Record ID: NMS-17FC14
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Butt end of a part-polished Neolithic axe, less than half remains, broken transversely in antiquity, most likely while in use. The axe is of light patinated pale grey flint, both lateral edges are rounded off by grinding. It appears that there has been an attempt to reshape the break, several hard hammer strikes have removed short, hinged flakes along the broken (face) edge with an angle amenable to reduction but the other edge of the break has been left as is, one (side) edge has had two gauging flakes struck, both ending in hinges, it seems the axe was discarded at this this point. N…
Created on: Thursday 21st April 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2022
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Record ID: NMS-06B8DA
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Broken part-polished axe, of thin butted form and narrow form: - of pale patinated mottled grey flint with spotty iron stains to both faces, the butt was broken in antiquity and the ground and polished cutting edge is recently damaged. The cross section is rhombic, with the median ridge offset to one side on both faces, both lateral edges are left as knapped and are not abraded to aid with hafting. Neolithic, 4,000 to 2,350 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-61EC65
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy socketed axe fragment of indeterminate type, probably of Wiburton-Wallington, Ewart Park or Llyn Fawr metalworking industries and of Bronze Age date (c.1150-600 BC). The axe is represented by a blade fragment only with surviving dimensions of 27.7mm long,  max 54mm wide and 12.3mm thick and weighs 62.82g. The top of the fragment has traces of the base socket, broken in old damage. The blade faces are flat across the width and gradually convergent with no traces of ribbing surviving. The remaining portion of the surviving side of the blade is flat, creating a su…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Last updated: Monday 4th April 2022
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Record ID: BERK-2925DD
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete small axehead or a large chisel dated to the Middle BA 1500-1150 If an axe then it could be either a short flanged axehead or more likely a palstave. If it were a chisel then Middle - Late BA 1500-750. Looking at the blade - it seems more axe like and it has wear from being used and sharpened - one blade tip is lower than the other - the casting seams on the edges have also been hammered flat and finished - suggesting that this was an object that had a life prior to being broken. Patina would suggest damage prior to deposition. The orange on the …
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2022
Last updated: Monday 14th March 2022
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Record ID: NMS-BD3EF4
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part-polished axe, of mottled grey and black flint, now patinated mid-brown. The axe is bifacially knapped to form a sub-trapezoidal plan with a rounded butt and a thin, lenticular cross section, a hollow of thin, worn cortex remains to the dorsal face to one side, near to the butt, this is surrounded by black flint. The entire axe is bifacially worked with well struck, confident invasive and overlapping flake scars apart from the cortex, the only unmodified surface extant. The broadest point has been ground and polished to a sharp cutting edge, this is in good condition with only a fe…
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2022
Last updated: Thursday 10th February 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-57466B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bridgend
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy axehead, probably a developed flat axe or palstave of Middle Bronze Age date (c.1500-1100 BC). The fragment comprises the narrow butt of the axehead, which is sub-rectangular in plan (overall length 32.6mm) and sub-triangular in profile that thins to the edge of the butt. The sides are straight and only slightly divergent (width at butt is 17.1mm, width at break is 20mm). The object is convex across the thickness beginning c.10mm from the butt edge and increasing gradually, reaching the maximum thickness (8.7mm at the edges, 6.2mm at the centre between t…
Created on: Monday 17th January 2022
Last updated: Monday 14th February 2022
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Record ID: NMS-4FDF2E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Neolithic thin butted axe, of pale grey flint now partially patinated white with spotty iron scrapes from agricultural machinery to both faces, the high points of the flake scars towards the cutting has been partially ground and polished, though not to any great degree. Both lateral edges have been abraded to help with hafting, the edges are blunted so as not to dig in to the top and bottom of the wood hafting, this would start a longitudinal split in the handle along the grain if it was used otherwise. A well-made example with good symmetry and fairly straight sides, the…
Created on: Wednesday 17th November 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 8th February 2022
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Record ID: NMGW-6C3EBB
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragmentary cast copper alloy axehead, probably a palstave or flanged axehead of Middle Bronze Age date (c.1500-1100 BC). The fragment comprises the butt of the axehead, is sub-trapezoidal in shape and H-shaped in section. The edges expand from the butt with increasing thickness towards the break, which measures 4.6mm thick in the centre and 12.1mm thick at the larger surviving edge. The butt edge is The surface is a dark grey-green patina and measures 23.5mm long, 21.8mm wide, 12.2 thick and weighs 13.64. Similar objects are recorded on the PAS database e.g. NMGW-FC4B96, SWY…
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Last updated: Monday 18th October 2021
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Record ID: NMS-1DC168
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Butt end of a part polished flaked axe, most of the grinding and polishing is restricted to the lateral edges (rounded) and the high points to the flake scars: - of pale grey patinated flint with a few spots of iron staining to both faces, the cutting edge has broken in antiquity and an attempt at reshaping the edge has been roughly knapped at the break, it appears that the remnants of the axe was discarded at this point. Neolithic, 4,000 to 2,350 BC.
Created on: Monday 27th September 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 28th September 2021
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Record ID: NMS-0D74BA
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic ground and polished axe that has been broken in antiquity, it appears that the end with the cutting edge has been successfully reshaped by direct percussion into an adze and re-used. The cutting edge on the dorsal face has been left intact as it was when it was an axe, the ventral face (now the flatter of the two faces) has had only the very end of the cutting left unmodified by percussion, the area directly behind this has been cleverly knapped and has enabled a broken axe to be reused as a different tool, albeit a little shorter than it was originally. A small part of the …
Created on: Thursday 2nd September 2021
Last updated: Thursday 2nd September 2021
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Record ID: NMS-1735EB
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flaked axe of pale grey flint with spotty iron stains and darker brown scrapes from agricultural machinery to the surfaces, (this is usually common with flints found on the surface of a cultivated field), the coarser inclusions within the flint are white to off-white. All surfaces appear to be modified by flake removals, these are confidently knapped with good flake terminations, only a few at the steeper angles around the edges have hinged slightly, the knapper has dealt well with the coarse inclusions that will usually stop a flake from running, it is quite thick compared with its …
Created on: Wednesday 28th July 2021
Last updated: Thursday 29th July 2021
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Record ID: NMS-BC2855
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large axe, knapped, then ground and polished to shape, of an unusual type of pale, fine grained stone with lighter streaks within. It is in relatively good condition with minor losses to the edges and scrapes associated with contact with agricultural machinery, unsurprising as the field has been in cultivation (recently) for around 60-70 years, yet it has only now been retrieved. The butt appears to have a combination of old and recent damage, the cutting edge is slightly "S" shaped rather than straight, probably from locally grinding out chips to this edge to re-sharpen it. One large…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 25th May 2021
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Record ID: SF-026D60
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy possible Bronze Age axe. It is trapezoidal in shape, rectangular in cross-section and wedge-shaped in profile - tapering towards one end, which remains relatively sharp. There is a rough break across the opposite end and also probably along one side which is straighter than the other, perhaps indicating a deliberate cut. The surface is heavily corroded and these breaks are very well worn. Because of the damage and corrosion it is uncertain whether this is definitely a Bronze Age axe and if so what type of axe this may be. It should be noted, however, …
Created on: Friday 9th April 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Buckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-219CA8
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Bronze Age axe (1150 BC-800 BC). The axe is a plain long socketed type and slender in form. The axehead has been damaged and is incomplete missing the mouth and the loop (with a surviving length of 72.6mm and weight of 95.13g). The break is from old damage (where the axe has a maximum surviving width of 29.5mm, thickness of 21.1mm and socket depth of 43.1mm) and has a sub-rectangular section at the break with the end of the bottom loop on one side just before the break. The loop end is corroded and is represented by a small raised stub. The sides …
Created on: Wednesday 17th March 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 7th July 2021
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Record ID: NMS-7AE7C9
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Approximately 2/3rds of a fully ground and polished flint axe with a few remnants of deep flake scars remaining visible in the surface: - of patinated white flint with rusty iron scrapes from agricultural machinery, the coarse inclusions within the flint appearing pale grey. The cutting edge has broken transversely in antiquity probably from use, leaving the usual "plunging" flake scar to one face from the force of the break, there appears to be an unsuccessful attempt to reshape this edge; several short and hinging flakes have been struck, but the awkward angles have prevented any us…
Created on: Tuesday 9th March 2021
Last updated: Friday 26th March 2021
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Record ID: NMS-CF8172
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flaked axe, of mottled flint now impressively patinated orange, brown and black from exposure to iron oxides from deposition in sands and gravels, all flake scars appear to be relatively hard hammer struck with large negative bulbs of percussion visable to some of the flake removals. The cutting edge appears to be damaged in antiquity with the steep angles produced from this being similarly patinated to the rest of the axe. Broadly Neolithic, 4,000 to 2350 BC.
Created on: Monday 1st March 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd March 2021
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Record ID: NMS-5023B1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Mesolithic adze, of off-white patinated flint with spotty iron stains to both faces. Both faces are confidently knapped, creating the dorsal face with steep angles and a slightly meandering medial ridge, the ventral face has been knapped so it is much flatter, giving the adze a sub-triangular section. All flake scars appear to be hard hammer struck, there is a slight asymmetry to the plan view with one lateral edge much straighter than the other. The broader or the two ends has been sharpened with a "tranchet" flake removal, this has been struck from the side, taking a l…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 31st March 2021
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Record ID: NMGW-1A8A24
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Newport
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age bronze butt fragment from an axe of uncertain type but of Flat or Developed Axe form The axe is represented by a butt fragment only, broken at one end in antiquity (with a surviving length of 28.1mm and a weight of 23.1g). The butt end is rounded at the corners and is moderately straight (with a width of 25mm and a thickness of 2.7mm). The sides are straight and divergent for their short lengths to the break (where the axe has a width of 30.5mm and a thickness of 6.0mm). The axe butt has a sub-rectangular body section, thickest at the centre and with no suggest…
Created on: Wednesday 27th January 2021
Last updated: Wednesday 27th January 2021
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Record ID: NMGW-0431CC
Object type: AXE HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age stone axe-hammer; c. 2300 – 1800BC The axe-hammer has been shaped by pecking and appears to be complete (with an overall length of 148.0mm and a weight of 1055.7g) but has an irregular facet adjacent to the hammer end. Both faces are near-flat for most of their lengths (with a thickness at the blade end of 39mm and a thickness at the perforation of 41mm), before having a curved divergence at the hammer end (with a maximum thickness of 46.9mm). Both sides of the axe have a smooth curve, reaching their maximum width (of 88.1mm) across the perforation, nearer the …
Created on: Tuesday 26th January 2021
Last updated: Tuesday 26th January 2021
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Record ID: NMGW-EAA410
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age bronze blade fragment from an axe of indeterminate type, probably of Early or Middle Bronze Age date The axe is fragmentary, represented by the blade end only and has broken across its width in addition to its length (with a surviving width of 51.1mm, a surviving length of 31.5mm, a maximum surviving thickness of 10.7mm and a weight of 73.0g). The break occurred in antiquity and there is no socket base evident on the sub-rectangular body section. The surviving side fragment is convex, widening to the blade tip, now truncated but indicating an expanded blade edge. The o…
Created on: Monday 25th January 2021
Last updated: Monday 25th January 2021
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