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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: AXE

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Record ID: SUR-E72368
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A fragment of copper-alloy Bronze Age axe or adze, 26.3mm in length and 38.7mm wide, comprising the blade tip. The edge of the blade is curved without flared tips and has a profile suggesting that this is possibly of the Middle Bronze Age palstave type. The patina is light green to brownish grey. The break reveals a casting void which approaches the surface on one side and may demonstrate a weakness which led to original break.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-E6EBD6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A heavily corroded copper alloy fragment of a Bronze Age axe measuring 51.6mm by 30.9mm. The fragment is pelta-shaped and comprises the blade tip. The area behind the blade is fluted with three pronounced ribs perpendicular to the blade edge and has a rectangular cross section. The remaining surface has a dark green patina. Probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). For a more complete example see WMID-7D44CA.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Record ID: FAJN-D2E8E6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a probable Middle to Late Bronze Age axe. The axe is broken roughly at either end, revealing a lozenge-shaped profile, narrower at the wider end of the axe, possibly where it thins towards the cutting edge. There is a pronounced casting line on one of the side, the surface otherwise worn but undamaged. Dimensions: Width: 26.3mm (min), 30.7mm (max) Length: 22mm (min), 26mm (max) Thickness: 11mm (min), 13.5mm (max)
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-1BFA1F
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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A fragment of copper-alloy Bronze Age axe, probably of the palstave type, dating to the period 1600-1100 BC. The fragment comprises part of the splayed blade and a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The cutting edge is flared and curved, though one of the pointed tips is damaged. The fragment is rectangular in cross-section and triangular in profile. The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge, within which is a sub-rectangular shaped hollow section exposed by the break. The object measures 46mm in length, 25mm in width and 12.5mm in maximum thickness. It w…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-5B9AE9
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
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An Early Bronze Age III - Middle Bronze Age I (1800-1500 BC) flanged axe head or axe shaped ingot, possibly water rolled, and unusual in its crudeness. Its uneven shape makes accurate measurement and labelling of areas difficult, but the thickest section is approximately 14mm at its widest pont, and the blade tip is an uneven 2-4 mm in fluctuation. The surface is pitted and appears to have delaminated; areas show different levels and kinds of corrosion, varying from predictable greens to a blueish tinge. The rear of the object is not bilaterally symmetrical but has a thumbprint-sized …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age axe fragment, 41mm long, 33mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 44.21g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of the curved splayed blade of an axe with a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The object has a triangular shaped profile and is solid. Its form suggests it is a fragment of an early Bronze Age flat axe or a mid Bronze Age palstave.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-6651AF
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of the tip of a Bronze Age axe . The fragment has a curved edge and a triangular profile. It is 21.5mm in length and 5.8mm wide with a heavy blue-green patination.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
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Record ID: HESH-A05816
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy axe or knife blank / ingot of Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age date (2450 - 2300 BC). The blank is oval in shape with the butt being rounded narrowed and tapered. In profile it is lentoid in shape and its cross section is a similar lentoid shape. The 'cutting' edge is rounded, from the external edges it tapers gradually until it forms a narrowed but rounded but. There is no sign of a stop ridge or any form of cast design. It is thickest at the mid-point. The surface of the blank is heavily eroded and corroded, small areas of original patinated surface survive but on …
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-A92EB8
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 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 to 1200 BC. 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 ext…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-EA2008
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Afragment of a copper alloy Palstave axe, probably dating to 1600 BC to 1100 BC. The flared, crescentic cutting edge only remains. It has a rectangular cross section. The surface is lightly corroded and pitted. Date: Middle Bronze Age Length: 26.70 mm Width: 34.37 mm Thickness: 9.93 mm Weight: 32.53 g
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Saturday 10th November 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: BERK-6FE378
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy butt of a palstave axe, dating to the Middle Bronze Age. From the break, at the base, the rectangular cross section tapers towards the wedge-shaped top. The surface of each of the side edges is decorated by a right-angled ridge.
Created on: Friday 16th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: LANCUM-DE1B40
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly Aylesford or Bandon type (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981, 65-7) probably dating to between c2300 to c1700 BC. The axe has a broad head, tapering to a narrow butt. There is no evidence of flanges or ridges along the sides of either face but it is heavily corroded. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The length is 77mm, width 37mm, thickness 1…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-BD3647
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1500 to 1150BC. The axe 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 to 1200 BC. 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 ext…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-38A16B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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