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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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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: PUBLIC-C08B81
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe probably a Southeastern type dating to the period c.1000 - 800 BC. It is trapezoidal in shape and has a narrowed, triangular profile. The axe fragment consists of the lower portion of the axe that contain the slightly expanded cutting edge and the sides up to an old break just above the socket aperture to where the core of the mould would have ended. The remains of the socket are sub-rectangular in shape. There is no decoration visible on the surface. The width measures 49.6 mm across the cutting edge and 35.5 mm across …
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-04DC0B
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken piece of a cast copper alloy socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age c.1000-800 BC. Probably South Eastern Type. The remaining body shows a light green patchy patina and is sub-rectangular in plan. It displays casting seams indicating a two piece mould. The top of the socket rim is lipped and the securing loop survives although now closed through corrosion. General thickness varies between 2.0 and 2.2 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sholden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-CC14FC
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. There is substantial casting line running from the rim and along the mid-line of the loop onto the body of the axe. It appears this casting feature has had very limited finishing. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces and a light green on the breaks which may su…
Created on: Saturday 29th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-B057E7
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. There is substantial casting line running from the rim and along the mid-line of the loop onto the body of the axe. It appears this casting feature has had very limited finishing. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces and a light green on the breaks which may su…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C91A27
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to dark brown in patina and is heavily pitted by corrosion across its entirety. It looks like it was not faceted or had a ribbed decoration. Masurements: 27.3mm long, 36.16mm wide, 12.81…
Created on: Friday 4th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-69605F
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy Socketed Axehead (c.1150BC - 800BC). The cutting edge of the axehead flares outwards to form a convex cutting edge which is complete, relatively unworn, quite sharp to the touch and is 49.1mm wide. In side view it is 'V' shaped and the casting seam is visible on both concave sides. The seam is closer to one face than the other. At the broken end of the axehead are the remains of a socket 18.2mm long, 2.5mm wide and 1.8mm deep. The break is irregular and old but not particularly worn. The metal has a mid-green, glossy patina. The ax…
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2016
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Record ID: KENT-B376FD
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Bronze Age cast copper alloy axe, probably from a socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. The fragments is very worn and has been broken away by an old break. The axe splays evenly from the rectangular socket towards the rounded cutting edge. The rest of the blade, mouth, moulding and side loop are all missing. The fragment is 34.5mm long, 32.6mm wide, 12.7mm thick and weighs 36.47 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: KENT-ECBAFE
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blade fragment of a Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800 BC) copper alloy socketed axehead. The fragment is sub-rectangular, rectangular in cross-section and consists of the cutting-edge and approximately one third of the blade. The cutting-edge is angular and narrow, with one damaged corner. The sides of the axe are triangular, tapering towards the cutting-edge, with visible casting seams present on both sides. The break is uneven on both faces and the lower portion of the socket is visible at the break, consisting of a narrow, sub-rectangular hollow. It measures 33.8 mm in length. 35.6 …
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 1st April 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CEED5D
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age/Earliest Iron Age complete cast copper alloy socketed axehead of South-Eastern (LBA) or Sompting (EIA) type, of the Ewart Park/Llyn Fawr metalworking tradition. The axehead is wedge-shaped with a square socket at the haft end. Internally the socket tapers and narrows from the mouth to the cutting edge. Externally the axehead expands gently along the body before a very slightly wider flare to the curved but now damaged cutting edge. There is a wide circumferential raised mouth moulding at the socket, with a second much narrower moulding below. To one side of the mouth…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EFC95E
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe (c.1150-800 BC). The fragment is sub-oval and appears to be the cutting-edge of a socketed axehead; the interior of the socket is visible, forming a shallow sub-triangular hollow along the break, which is uneven. The cutting-edge is worn and is now rounded; the breaks are also worn. The entire object is covered with mounds and pits of copper alloy corrosion and green and black patina. It measures 19.3 mm in length, 20.6 mm wide, 9.9 mm thick and weighs 23.7 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th September 2014
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C6D27
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, that is c. 1000-800BC. South Eastern Type. The body is sub-rectangular in plan and wedge shaped in profile. Casting seams are present on both sides indicating a two piece mould. Most of the socket and securing loop are missing probably broken in antiquity as the broken edges have the same dark green patina as the surviving body. The socket has a double groove pattern around its circumference just below the lip. The blade, which is solid, flares out to a curved pronounced blade edge. Generally the overall thick…
Created on: Monday 30th July 2012
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Manston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-40C194
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A very worn lower body of a cast copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, that is c. 11th-9th century BC. Most of the socket moulding and the blade is missing; the surface is heavily abraded and patinated. It looks like it was of South Eastern ribbed type, part of the Late Bronze Age Wilburton or, more likely, Ewart Park metalwork assemblage, 10th C BC. A better identification is impossible due to the condition of the axe,
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
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Record ID: SUR-4C7C85
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The blade of a socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date. The hollow is asymmetrically cast and one long side has a very thin wall. There are nicks in the blade edge.
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-E59816
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed axehead, dating to the late bronze age period. Fragment of bronze axehead, consists of about 6cm of the edge end of a socketed axehead. Plain with no sign of ribbing. Suffering from some bronze disease. The sides flares out resulting in a reasonable long edge. Probably of Class A 'south-eastern' type.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 24th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-FF58C5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast copper-alloy axehead, probably a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead. Only a small part of the cutting edge is present and the break just above the blade edge is worn.
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'COBHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8D80E4
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fagment of a bronze socketed axehead. Only the blade end is present and none of the socket remains. The blade is expanded and there are blade tip hollows. Most of the blade edge is intact, although with some corrosion chipping. The transverse break just above blade tips is worn. There are many very fine transverse lines close to the blade edge on both faces. Mixed green and brown patina. Forms part of a hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork, probably deposited circa 1000 to 800 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-8D53D7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a bronze socketed axehead, South Eastern Type A. Sub-rectangular mouth with double moulding. A short length of the socket and most of loop survive only. Even, worn transverse break across body probably occurred in antiquity. Some casting flashes are present along both sides. Green and green-brown patina. Forms part of a hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork, probably deposited circa 1000 to 800 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-8D44F3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete bronze socketed axehead. Only the lower half survives, with a worn and irregular transverse break across the socket. The body of the axe narrows just below the break. There are blade tip hollows and the blade is expanded. Most of the blade edge and both tips are missing, and the edge and surface around the blade is heavily corrosion chipped. The casting flash has mostly been removed. There are many fine transverse lines across one face of the axe only. Mixed light to brown-green patina. Forms part of a hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork, probably deposited circa 1000 to 8…
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-8CF725
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete bronze looped and socketed axehead, South Eastern Type A. Sub-circular mouth with double mouth moulding, with a small perforation just below the moulding on one side. It is unclear if the latter is a result of miscasting or damage. Considerable casting flash survives along most of the length of both sides and on the loop, but it has mostly been removed towards the blade. The blade is not widely expanded and the blade tip is missing on one side. There are many very fine transverse lines close to the blade edge. The surviving blade edge is heavily corrosion chipped. Dark gr…
Created on: Tuesday 10th August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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