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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
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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: 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: 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-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-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-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-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
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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-3919C5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead. Blade end fragment.
Created on: Wednesday 20th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Margarets at Cliffe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT1058
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axehead. Approximately half of the blade is present and it has a regular break across body. Undecorated faces.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT HIGHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT1059
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
indented socketed axehead fragment, irregular break approx. 1/3rd. from socket end, blade very worn and broken, parallel sides to blade, double parallel mouldings running across blade immediately below indents
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT HIGHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT1260
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of the blade of a late Bronze Age socketed axe.
Created on: Thursday 21st January 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT RINGWOULD WITH KINGSDOWN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT1806
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Socketed axe head.
Created on: Wednesday 29th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT HACKINGTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-F005E2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast bronze socketed and looped axehead. There is an hour-glass moulding on both faces. One side of the axehead is damaged, with a section of the socket missing. The edges of this break appear, at least in places, to be fairly fresh, suggesting this break is the result of plough damage. There are also traces of wear and/or damage on the edge of the blade. Axeheads of this type date to the Ewart Park phase of metal working in the late Bronze Age, circa 1000-800 BC.
Created on: Monday 22nd March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Canterbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT3988
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age bronze socketed axehead (incomplete and very corroded). Single loop. One side of the blade is much thinner than the other. Very clear mould marks.
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT4633
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age socketed axehead, possibly a faulty casting which was discarded without being used.
Created on: Thursday 5th September 2002
Last updated: Saturday 1st August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'A20 Lenham', 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-605037
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a cast bronze looped and socketed axehead. Only part of the one side with the loop is extant.
Created on: Tuesday 10th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chislet', grid reference and parish protected.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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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