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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
    • Institution: PUBLIC

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Record ID: PUBLIC-C08B81
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
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 t…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
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: Published Find published
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 sugge…
Created on: Saturday 29th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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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: 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: 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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