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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: AXE

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Record ID: WREX-A92EB8
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
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Bronze axe fragment. Possibly part of either a developed axe/flanged axe with a date range of 1800-1500BCor a late Bronze age socked axe with a date range of 1100-750BC. The fragment is triangular in section.The curved blade has some small chips.The fragment has a dark brown patina. Width: 37.7mm; height: 20.6mm; thickness: 9.9mm; weight: 16.3g
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Prees', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-561B06
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Blackburn with Darwen
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Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1300 to 1150BC. The axe is of shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ) dated 1200BC. The axe is almost complete and is relatively long with a length of 150mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 30mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not e…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BE6A3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe, Length: 94 mm, width: 43 mm, thickness: 11 mm, weight: 164 g. The axe is complete but is pitted with corrosion and has a rectangular form and cross section. It has a very square butt end with tapering sides and it has largely parrallel, slightly flanged edges which only taper outwards slightly before becoming the curved edge to the blade. this tapers gently in width and has a rounded edge with slightly projecting sides. There is no sign of any decoration. Its form is consistent with the Arreton developed flat axehead type, of Early to Middle Bronze …
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F7A87
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
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A fragment of a copper-alloy socketed axehead dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1200 to 750 BC). The fragment comprises the wedge-shaped blade and is approximately semi-circular in plan, with a small notch taken out of one corner. It measures 58mm in length, 26mm in width and a maximum of 9mm in thickness. It weighs 44.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-ED0407
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Bronze Age copper alloy fragment of a socketed axe which comprises the blade cutting section, most of which is intact. The rest is broken away as a result of old damage. The socket is triangular in profile. Dates to the Ewart Park phase, c. 1000 - 800 BC. This axe cannot be typified more exactly due to the lack of more diagnostic features such as the socket mouth, mouldings and side-loop.
Created on: Saturday 10th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-BD3647
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age axe blade, type uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-C2B467
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
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Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1300 to 1150BC. The axe is of unusual form and shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ) dated 1200BC. The axe is almost complete and is relatively long with a length of 146mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 28mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: SUR-38A16B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A possible blade from a very worn Bronze Age socketed axe which is wedge-shaped in section and has a rounded 'blade'. There is no trace of the socket and the patina and condition are correct for a Bronze Age date.
Created on: Sunday 15th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
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Record ID: BERK-3AA217
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, dating to the period c. 1400 - 800BC. The blade of the axe is crescentic and the socket extends nearly to the tip.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-361862
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Early Bronze age copper alloy flat axe blade, 57mm long, 61mm wide (at blade) and 9 mm thick with a weight of 123grams. The object is rectangular in cross section and sub rectangular in form. It is in fair condition, having lost some surface and it is incomplete having snapped about half way down its orginal length? Here is it 26mm wide and 9mm thick. From here its sides flare slightly outwards and taper in thickness to form a slightly rounded blade 1mm thick. It is decorated on both faces with a series of linear depressions running towards the blade. The axe is similar to a Migdal…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: ESS-1E6591
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Blade tip of a Bronze Age axe. The item is fragmentary and only the curved blade edge of the axe remains. This makes it difficult to identify and date precisely, though it is likely, due to the metal composition and form, that the fragment is Bronze Age in date, c. 2350 - 800BC. The blade tip is lentoid in cross section, with the edges being the thinnest point (1.1mm), and the thickness gradually tapering toward the centre and away from the edge. ​Dimensions: weight: 28.44g, length: 59.1mm, width: 19.6mm, thickness at thickest point: 7.1mm
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: SF-84BFF1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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A fragment of a copper alloy mid to late Bronze Age (and into the early Iron Age) socketed axe. Only a small section of the socketed end survives survive. This is curved in profile with a raised rounded rim along the outer face of the socket end. The breaks are well worn. Both faces have the remains of a dark brown shiny patina in places, but this has worn away on the raised sections. Socketed axes were in use during the mid to late Bronze Age, from c.1300-700 BC. Length: 35.90mm, width: 24.49mm, thickness: 7.02mm, weight: 20.58g
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-39BFEB
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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The tip of an incomplete cast copper alloy axe blade of probable Middle to Late Bronze Age date. The fragment is worn and it is not possible to ascertain what type of axe this came from.
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: ESS-A769EC
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Fragment of a copper alloy axe of middle to late Bronze age date (c. 1500 to 1150 BC). The item is rectangular in shape. The butt and the flanged sides remain, whilst the majority of the axe blade is missing. The flanged sides of the axe fragment are parallel to the stop, and the upper and lower faces are concave, forming an 'H' shaped cross section. The item has a rough surface, and a reddish-brown patina all over. It was treated with renaissance wax. Due to the fragmentary nature of the axe, it is not possible to assign a type. Dimensions: weight: 106.61g, length: 70.53mm…
Created on: Tuesday 28th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brentwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-28290D
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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The blade tip of a bronze age axe blade. The item is broken and only the end or tip of the blade remains. It is made from cast copper alloy. The axe tip is sub-rectangular in shape, with the top and bottom edges of the axe widening slightly to form a sloghtly curved blade tip. The blade tip does not flare out and then back in on itself into the top and bottom edges, suggesting that the blade was a realtively plain and flat design. As none of body of the axe reamains, it is not possible to further identify in which way the item may have been hafted or secured. Dimensions: weig…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Saturday 1st April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roxwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-91B859
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe blade fragment, 42mm in length, 27mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 53.08grams. The object is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section with a curved blade forming one long edge. The opposite side is wider and has a slight sub rectangular recess. Its surface is quite worn and abraided, missing most of its surface.
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-9B2161
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy flat? axe fragment. The fragment consists of a curved and slightly flared blade end on a rectangular cross sectioned solid body. The shape would suggest an early Bronze age date (2300-1700 BC), see YORYM-C26951 DUR-764732 Length: 44 mm, width: 35 mm, thickness: 14.0 mm, weight: 71.87 g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
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Record ID: BERK-B6B90D
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date, c. 1100 - 800 BC. The oblong socket is cast off centre with a shallow curve to the cutting edge, the blade has no flare. The sides appear to be parallel and have casting seams in situ. This is possibly a deliberately broken fragment or possibly a casting failure. The surface has a smooth mid to dark green patina. See ESS-BEBA61
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-287929
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy axehead fragment, 37mm long, 20mm wide and 12mm thick with a weight of 24.28grams. The object is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section and is worn. It has a rounded outer edge, forming the axes blade and is hollow.
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-913FEA
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy fragment of a probable Bronze Age axe or palstave. The tip of the blade has an unusual 'hook' like form. A similar tip can be seen in - The Bronze Age in Ireland (Coffey 1913) has a palstave at Chapter III plate I. where a very similar 'hooked tip' to a palstave. At Fig 20, there is a similar tip to a Winged Celt. Therefore, this is suggestive of the object being from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1400-800 BC. The tip has a smooth mid-green patina.
Created on: Friday 2nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
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