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    • Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD

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Record ID: HAMP-3781B6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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An Early Bronze Age (2350 - 2050 BC) small, perhaps miniature, copper alloy flat axehead of type Migdale. It is triangular in shape with expanding sides (perhaps slightly concave) and a convex cutting edge. The butt end is also rounded. In long profile, the axehead has a lenticular cross-section. This is also visible at the cutting edge, but the cross-section at the butt end appears rectangular, the sides being higher. A very small amount of original patina survives close to the cutting edge on one face; this is browny-green in colour and slighty pitted/ rough to touch. The remainder o…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Froxfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-CC7526
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200 - 2000 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub triangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slightly tapering edges. In cross section the axe is rectangular. One long edge is curved and the opposite is relatively flat. The tips of the crescent shaped blade have been damaged through either abrasion or wear, as has the blade edge itself. A distinct blade facet is not present; it has been lost through abrasion. There is no evidence of any form of …
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D25B73
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze age copper alloy flat axehead. The axe is in fair condition with a brown/green patina and weighs 143 grams. It is 84mm long and up to 55mm wide, and has a convex butt and moderately concave sides, with a lenticular profile and cross-section. It is 24.7mm wide and 4mm thick at the butt end, from whence it expands gradually and reaches its thickest just under half way along its length where it is 10.5mm thick. From this point the axe becomes gradually thinner until it terminates in a crescent shaped blade 55mm wide and 4.5mm thick, although it would originally have been subs…
Created on: Sunday 10th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-830FF8
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe head dating to the period circa 2100-1700 BC. The axe has a narrow butt that gradually expands in width towards the cutting edge. The axe widens more sharply where the sides meet the cutting edge. The cutting edge is convex. The butt is rectangular in cross-section and the blade's cross-section is a pointed oval shape. The end iof the butt is at an angle rather than straight, indicating that the axe head was broken in antiquity. The blade is pitted badly on both sides. The object is similar in shape to axes Brithdir and Willerby metalwork clas…
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: CORN-3237B8
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy miniature flat axe head of the Early Bronze Age, c.2200-2000 BC. Sub-triangular in plan, lenticular in section and in profile. At 101 mm in length the axe is slightly over half the size of a standard Early Bronze Age axe from South-west England. It is 43.5 mm wide at the blade end, tapering to 20 mm near the damaged butt end; its maximum thickness is 9.5 mm and its weight 164.45 g. The sides are straight and do not flare outwards to meet the blade edge which is slightly curved in plan. Much of the original surface has been lost and the axe is pitted and abraded thro…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-CBED06
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn and corroded middle Bronze Age flat axehead fragment. Dating to EBA III c. 1800-1600 BC. Description: This approximately thumbnail size flake from a flat axehead is heavily worn and corroded. There is a slight raised ridge down the middle of the fragment. It's colour is almost black on one side and a mottled green finish on the other. Measurements: Length: 0.836mm Width: 0.613mm Thickness: 0.096mm Weight: 3.31g Discussion: The poor condition of this object makes determining its exact nature difficult but a number of Bronze Age Specialist agree that it is likely a frag…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: HESH-83416C
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but abraded undecorated flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axe probably best fits within the Migdale metalworking tradition Type: Migdale - undecorated variant. These are dated to the Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II / III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 circa 2250 - 1900 CAL. BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a narrow butt evenly expanding sides that extend to a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile the axe is broadly lentoid / lenticular, with tapering ends. In cross section th…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven Arms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-D53C89
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy possible flat axehead dating to the Bronze Age. The axehead is sub-rectangular in shape, with rounded edges and tapers in width towards one end. In side view, the object is thickest in the centre and tapers in thickness towards each end, creating a pointed oval section. The metal is pitted, very corroded and mid green in colour. The axe head is 71.2 mm long, 29.7 mm wide, and 7.4 mm thick. It weighs 55 g. This object is relatively small compared to other Bronze Age flat axes and similar examples on the PAS database have been recorded under various type…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-61E56A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed flat axe, of Class 4 (following Needham 1983) or probably of Type Scrabo Hill (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 63-5) and of Metalwork Assemblage IV to V, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 3; dated to 2,050BC - 1,700BC. The axe is near-complete but is heavily corroded with some peripheral loss (with a surviving length of 132.4mm and a weight of 295.4g). The butt is rounded (with a width of 31.1mm) and it is now uncertain how much rounding has resulted from corrosion. The sides of the axe are comparatively straight and gradually divergent to the bl…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-3941D2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy flat axehead, of the Arreton developed flat axehead type, of Early to Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1700 to c. 1500 BC). The axehead is sub rectangular with a crescentic blade. The blade edge has been lost, along with part of the butt. The body of the axe gradually tapers down to a probable rectangular butt. A recess is present on both front and back, a proto socket. No flanges are present along the edges of the axehead. No sign of decoration is present on any face, although most of the original surface has been lost. The sides are lentoid. It measures …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-4E31B3
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age flat axehead, probably dating from the early 2nd mil BC. Small, very worn axe, probably of Migdale type or else, its Biggar Variant, with a slightly flattened butt and sides which are more parallel than those of Migdale axes. Surfaces very worn, undecorated. Comp. Schmidt and Burgess 1981, nos. 231-241. Ref: Schmidt, P.K. & Burgess, C.B. 1981. The Axes of Scotland and Northern England. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. Abteilung IX. Band 7. C.H. Beck'Sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munchen. p.22-23 (also Plate 1 no 5).
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirkbride', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-B0516A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A highly abraded Bronze Age copper alloy miniature flat axehead, probably dating to c. 2150-1900 BC. The axehead is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The axe expands from a now rounded butt, 19.6mm wide, to the mid-point, 22.8mm wide. Below the mid-point, which is thickened in profile, 9.2mm thick compared to 4.6mm at the butt, there is break in angle, with the blade expanding to 28.2mm, where it terminates in a curved cutting edge. There is the suggestion of flanges running down either edge of the axehead, though they are difficult to discern by eye, a…
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-B3D54D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very worn flat axe fragment dating from the earlier 2nd mil BC. Only the corner of the blade survives but the surface is very worn and pitted. No decoration or flanges survives making it likely that it is a flat axe fragment dating from the Early Bronze Bronze.
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ireby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-62346B
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded blade from a Bronze Age axehead. The axehead is heavily pitted and no original surface survives. This may be an Early Bronze Age flat axe but this is far from certain. It is too narrow to be an axe of socketed form.
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-FF28DD
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age small cast copper alloy flat axe with a narrow butt end and a slightly flanged blade, dating from the Early Bronze Age c. 2125-1950 BC. The edge of the blade of the axe appears to be unused, and the size of the axe suggests that it might have been used for votive reasons. The colour suggests that the axe is copper-rich and the original surface survives well in places, with patches of corrosion product and a few pits, and a few marks on one face of the blade. Otherwise the axe is in good condition. Flat axes with narrow butt ends with rectangular sections and slightly flange…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-FF1A46
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The side profile of the axe is lentoid with both terminals tapering. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe is decorated with short incised probably chiselled lines below the stop ridge and along the length to the blade. The butt end of the axe has been hammered flat creating a proto-stop ridge. The blade tip flares outwards fr…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: DOR-BB077A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy flat axehead. It has a thin sub-rectangular cross section. THe faces of the axe are both flat with no side flanges. The sides are slightly convex with a faint trace of a mid casting line on each. It has a slightyl flared, thinned and out-curved cutting edge without a clear facet.The axe tapers at the sides to a narrow rounded butt and the faces also taper so that it is thinned. There is considerable corrosion on one face of the axe. Date: Early Bronze Age - c. 2100 to 1900 BC Dimensions: 93.38 mm x 36.84 mm x 6.12 mm Weight: 71.22 g Ther axe is simlar to LAN…
Created on: Saturday 10th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-4175F6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy probable Aylesford miniature type flat axehead of the Early Bronze Age period, probably dating from c. BC 2250 - c. BC 1900. This fits with Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II / III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 circa 2250 - 1900 CAL. BC. The axe is broadly rectangular in plan with a slightly splayed crescentric blade. In profile and in section the object is broadly lentoid (pointed oval) in shape. The edges of the axe have been damaged but much of it remains. The sides of the axe gently exapnd in width from the r…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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Record ID: DUR-ACE1DA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A largely complete but corroded cast copper alloy flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan widening to a gently splayed blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The flat axe head has an overall length of 100.37mm and the axe weighs 142.6 grams. It should be noted that the axe is relatively small when compared to the corpus of known Early Bronze Age material. The butt is relatively thin having a narrow rounded profile; the width at the butt is 14.57mm with a thickness of 3.8mm. The sides of the…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-1C4D1C
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The side profile of the axe is lentoid with both terminals tapering. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The butt end of the axe has been hammered flat creating a proto-stop ridge. The blade tip flares outwards from the body forming a concave hollow. The blade appears to be symmetrical. There is an …
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-DF9F05
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy Early Bronze Age developed flat axehead, probably dating to between 2200 -1500 BC. The axehead has a narrow round-ended damaged butt, which widens into a sub-triangular axehead in plan, with very worn dual-facetted flanges. The blade-end is wide and convex, but not crescentic with pointed ends, like other types from the same period. The blade-end has a pointed oval cross-section, whereas the body of the blade is facetted, creating an elongated hexagonal cross-section; the butt is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The axehead has an overall dark green patina. …
Created on: Wednesday 12th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-2260B2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flat axehead with a crescentic blade, of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 1875 BC to c. 1725 BC). The axehead has a rectangular shape, with a crescentic blade. In profile, it is of a lentoid (pointed oval), with tapering edges. The butt is almost square. The sides of the axe gently expand in width from the butt, to a proto stop ridge, and then taper down to the blade. The edges of the axe have not been raised to form flanges; however a slight median bevel (proto stop ridge) is present on both faces of the axe. This has been formed from hammering and small oval shaped (dished)…
Created on: Monday 3rd April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd May 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-50D591
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flat axe probably dating from c. 2150-1700BC. Only the lower half of the axe/blade survives, the butt end is missing. The axe is narrow with tapering sides and there are no signs of a stop ridge. It has a flared cutting edge with concave shoulders. The axe is extremely worn and the original surface has now corroded away. There is a small possibilty that it was decorated, but judging from the slightly tapering sides it is probably an earlier flat axe (that is from c. 2150-1700BC) rather than a later one from the Migdale metalworking tradition. It shares similarities wi…
Created on: Friday 24th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Urswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EC7A2A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The fragmentary nature of the object makes typological identification difficult. It is probably a cast copper alloy flat axe dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2150-1500BC. The axe is narrow with tapering sides and there are no signs of a stop ridge. It has a rounded butt and a flared cutting edge with concave shoulders judging from the slightly tapering sides it is probably an earlier flat axe (that is from c. 2150-1700BC) rather than a later one from the Migdale metalworking tradition. It shares similarities with axes of the Brithdir and Willerby metalwork traditions (Roh…
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 30th May 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-EC02D5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Stockport
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date, c.2150 - 1500 BC. The axehead is sub-oval in plan with a lentoid cross-section. The axehead is extremely worn with no visible decoration. No signs of ridges or flanges are present indicating that this is an early flat axe. The butt is narrow, rounded and is almost complete measuring 21mm in width, and 3mm thick. One edge of the butt end has broken away. The cutting edge is crescent-shaped and measures 47mm in width and is 3mm thick. At the thickest point in the centre of the object the axehead measures 5mm. D…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockport area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-1CEFD2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy (Bronze) flat axe of the Early Bronze Age period dating from c. 2250 BC - 1900 BC. The flat axe is broadly trapezoidal in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid (pointed oval), with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is lentoid. The axe is broken toward the butt of the axe, but more than three-quarters of the axe survives. The break is relatively jagged and uneven; however it has a similar patina to that of the rest of the axe - suggesting damage in antiquity. The sides of the axe gently expand in wi…
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th February 2017
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Record ID: WAW-2779F8
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The side view of the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. The long edges on the sides are slightly bevelled, leaving a subtle rectangular central band at the apex and therefore forming a slightly bulging profile. In cross section the body of the axe has a slight H-shape as the side edges of the axe have been raised by hand hammer…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: SUR-14CAFD
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A very worn tongue-shaped fragment of copper alloy comprising the butt of an early Bronze Age flat axe dating to c.2000-1750BC. The butt has slightly raised edges. Peter Reavill comments: This may be a fragment of an Aylesford / Brandon type developed flat axe with hand raised sides - EBA III ish would be my guess. It could potentially also be a Migdale flat axe.
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-8ADC2F
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A miniature flat axehead, probably of early Bronze Age date (2150- 1500 BC). The object resembles a miniature version of the earliest and simplest solid cast copper alloy axeheads with tapering sides and rounded butts. There may be the hint of a stop ridge, but both obverse and reverse surfaces are extremely worn and there is only the hint of a ridge across the centre of the axe. There are no side flanges. Most of the upper sruface has broken away leaving a light brown corroded surface. The blade is incomplete due to a modern break, probably due to the plough. There are several smalle…
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Asby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A6E169
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy axe head probably Early Bronze Age 2550 to 1600BC. The axe head has a lenticular profile with a convex section/ thickness at the sides. The parallel sides are particularly straight, although they expand outwards with a protruding blade tip to either side. Although most of the original cutting edge survives, the probable blade facets are not particularly noticeable. The artefact is in a worn but fair condition with a mid-brown patina. The length is 100mm, the width blade is 54mm, width butt 34mm, thickness 20mm and the weight 184.94g. The axe probably fits into the earliest…
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: DENO-3B99A3
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy narrow butted Early Bronze Age (c.2,300 BC-c.2,050 BC) flat axehead, of the Metal Assemblages Type III. The object can be classified somewhere between the Migdale and Aylesford types, as the blade is fan-shaped, with narrow blade tips, and tapers into a narrow trapezoidal head with straight sides and a slightly-damaged flat-edged butt. In profile the axehead is a pointed oval, tapering from the stop bevel at the centre to a tip at the cutting edge and the butt. The axehead is rectangular in cross-section. The object is patinated browny-green and pitted. Ov…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-D5511E
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of the Early Bronze Age, dating from c. BC 2500 - BC 2050 The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is lentoid in shape. The butt is relatively thin having a flat edge, the butt has been broken. The patina at the break matches with the rest of the axe suggesting the break occurred in antiquity. The sides of the axe gently expand in width from the butt to the blade; in shape they are relatively straight. There…
Created on: Monday 5th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
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Record ID: DUR-B0F79E
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy flat axe dating to the Early-Mid Bronze Age (2350 - 1500 BC). The axe is narrow with straight but tapering sides and there are no signs of a stop ridge. The sides of the axe are very slightly thickened, but it does not have flanges. The metal is dark green in colour with a heavily pitted and corroded patina. Length: 99.47mm, Width: 35.8mm, Thickness (blade): 2.91mm, Thickness (Mid-section): 9.08mm, Weight: 151.8g. The axe probably fits into the earliest phases of metal working in Britain, metalworking stage I-II, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Perio…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Saturday 28th January 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AD8EB5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Early Bronze Age flat axe head, dating to 2200-1900BC. The axe head is trapezoidal in shape with a curved broad butt and blade. There is no significant flare to the blade end. The axe had a lenticular cross-section and has signs of wear to both the blade and butt ends. The butt end is 17.7 x 2.6 mm, that widens to 33.58 x 3.37 at the blade. The axe head appears to be of a broad butt type, probably a 'Migdale' type (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44). One surface has a smooth dark green patina with some erosion to the edge, the other side is heavily pitted with a mottl…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-A4FBE9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a cast copper alloy, flat axehead of the early Bronze Age, dating from about 2300-1500 BC. Only the butt of the axe survives. It is narrow, measuring 23.9mm wide and 5mm thick. The axe has fairly straight sides and flares to 34.8mm wide and 10.7mm thick where it is broken. The break is patinated, though possibly not to the same extent as the rest of the axe. Not enough of the axe survives to be able to classify it precisely. It is 63.4mm long and 103g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: CORN-615392
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy flat axe with a narrow butt end, a slight stop ridge and flanged sides, and an expanded blade, dating from the Early Bronze Age. The butt end is 21 mm wide and 3 mm thick and the blade end is 52 mm wide and 3 mm thick, and the length of the whole axe is only 113.5mm. The edge of the blade of the axe has been used and also has multiple scratches running from the edge vertically up the blade, which suggests damage while the axe was being dragged in one direction. The surface is also pitted with lesions of corrosion product and the many fine longitudinal linear scratche…
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crowan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-4CBEB7
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy early Bronze Age flat axe head dating to the period c. 2100-1900BC. The axe was probably part of the Migdale metalworking tradition. It is complete, but very worn. The axe head has a rounded butt which exhibits some old damage. It widens along its length from 16mm at the butt end to 39mm at the blade end. There is some damage to the blade. The object is has a brown patina and surface is slightly pitted. Only very small patches of the original surface survive on the lower part of the body towards the cutting edge. Length: 95mm; width at blade end: 39mm; thickness: 6mm…
Created on: Tuesday 12th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halkyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-CEDE05
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and fragmented copper alloy Flat Axehead of Bronze Age date (2350-2050 BC). The object is broadly sub rectangular in shape with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The butt is missing due to an old and abraded break however the retained portion tapers inward toward the butt end. The retained portion of the body of the object has a diagonal break, possibly cause post-depositionally. The metal is brown in colour with areas of light green corrosion. The object has a pitted patina. The axehead is best descri…
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Record ID: CORN-5F6661
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy developed flat axe with a crescentic blade and the beginnings of a stop ridge, creating a slightly biconical profile, and dating from the Early Bronze Age. Both faces of the axe are decorated with multiple straight lines punched into the axe after casting, on average about 6 mm in length, and about 1 mm apart, in what is referred to as a 'rain pattern'. The decoration covers an area between the stop ridge, which is 70 mm from the edge of the blade, and about 20 mm from where the blade chamfers and angles down towards the cutting edge, which is about 18 mm in depth. T…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: CORN-5EFA8F
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy incomplete flat axe with a slightly expanded blade which turns up at the edges, dating from the Early Bronze Age. Both faces of the axe are decorated with rows of incised chevrons, from the edge of the butt end of the axe, running for a length of 51 mm. Below these, from the middle of the axe to the edge of the blade are six fanned ridges that have been hammered onto the axe after casting, and are about 60 mm in length, and about 8 mm apart. Below the decoration, the blade has been hammered and bevelled. The edge of the blade is damaged and parts of the surface are p…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: CORN-5ED51E
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small cast copper alloy flat axe with a narrow butt end and a slightly flanged blade, dating from the Early Bronze Age. The butt end is 21 mm wide and 3 mm thick and the blade end is 52 mm wide and 3 mm thick, and the length of the whole axe is only 113.5 mm. The edge of the blade of the axe appears to be unused, and the size of the axe suggests that it might have been used for votive reasons. Analysing the content of the metal might help to confirm this, but it is from a private collection. The colour suggests that the axe is copper-rich and the original surface survives well, with s…
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-B28EB0
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy developed flat axe of miniature form or possibly a chisel of early Bronze age date (2050- 1750 BC). The axe is possibly of Type Bandon, Variant Swinton but it is smaller that so far known examples. The object resembles a miniature version of the earliest and simplest solid cast copper alloy axe-heads. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow sub-rounded butt and parallel slightly tapering sides which expand to the cutting edge. The cutting edge is slightly convex (bowed). In profile and cross section the axehead is lentoid. The patina has broken away leaving a…
Created on: Tuesday 17th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-5DEA89
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age period, dating from c. 2000-1500 BC. The flat axe is broadly triangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is a stunted H shape. The butt is relatively thin and appears to have a rounded top, however this has been heavily damaged; the width at the butt is 14.8 mm (thickness: 4.46 mm). The sides of the axe gently expand in width from the butt to above the blade where the sides splay to form the blade. However, the axe…
Created on: Friday 13th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th May 2016
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Record ID: BERK-0A0DD7
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy flanged (developed) flat axe of later Early Bronze Age date. The axehead is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescentic blade which tapers to a thin edge. Along the length of the axe are raised flanges and between them and nearly central is a very faint stop ridge. The flanges are bevelled both above and below the main body of the axe and may have been hammered. The butt end is narrowed and rounded and also tapers to a thin edge. Copper alloy corrosion is more prevalent on one side of the axe with the opposing surface having almost none; this…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: LIN-4D4DF6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy developed flat axe of Aylesford type (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981). The axe is dark yellowish brown with an even surface patina except in a few places where green patina is visible. There are a number of shallow grooves on both faces of the blade indicative of use rather than recent damage in the ploughsoil. It measures 58 mm in length but the butt is missing. The break is just behind a median bevelled stop and is patinated consistent with the rest of the axe perhaps suggesting breakage in use. Width at the crescentic cutting edge is 50.5 mm and the axe weighs 89.3 gm with a …
Created on: Wednesday 6th April 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th September 2016
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Record ID: BERK-475C01
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper alloy developed flat axe with hammer raised flanges of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 CAL BC to c. 1700 CAL BC). Only the tip of one blade edge is missing, otherwise the axehead is in very good condition. The axehead is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges and in cross section it is almost H-shaped, formed by the raised flanges down either edge.
Created on: Friday 5th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-1F1F91
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete cast copper alloy later Early Bronze Age Type Aylesford developed flat axe. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded blade from which the edges are missing. The butt is narrow, rounded and is almost complete measuring 20mm in width and 2.5mm thick. The profile of the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been raised to form slight flanges. The flanges have been damaged leaving a depth of only 1mm where the patina remains within the septum. The expanded blade…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Last updated: Friday 5th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Biddulph', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-0F51CC
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy Flat axe dating to the Early Bronze Age, c. 2200-1700 BC. The axe is sub-triangular in plan and lenticular in section, with thinning of the piece visible at the cutting edge and towards the butt of the axe. The cutting edge itself is convex, with the lateral edges gradually tapering in towards the butt end, which itself is squared off. The axe is relatively well preserved with an even light green patina interspered with darker green pitting covering all its surfaces. The object is broadly symmetrical, although some losses to the edges of the piece are in e…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NMS-696B18
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead with all surfaces uniformly pockmarked, but otherwise undamaged. Length, width and thickness 102, 64.6 and 13.2mm. Weight 346g. c.2350 - c.1500 BC. Field JW8
Created on: Friday 1st January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd March 2017
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Record ID: WAW-473987
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The profile of the axe is an irregular pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In cross section the body of the axe has a slight H-shape as the side edges of the axe have been raised by hand hammering to form slight flanges, and therefore forming a curved sloped to the base of the spetum. The depth between the height of the flanges and base of the cent…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-84E0D0
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Early Bronze Age copper alloy (bronze) type Migdale flat axehead, consisting of the butt end. The fragment is now very worn and abraded, with original patina missing from all edges. At the transverse break, the object is widest and thickest measuring 32.2x8.1mm. It is rectangular in cross-section. The axe narrows over 34.0mm to 27.1x2.1mm at the butt end, which is rounded in profile. Viewed sideways-on, the object is triangular in cross-section. One side edge has lost much of its original surface. The metal is a mid-green in colour, and where the patina survives (on bo…
Created on: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horndean, Catherington and Lovedean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-1C2022
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy double-ended chisel or early flat-axe dating to the Early or Middle Bronze Age. The object is a thin, tapering flat bar of copper alloy, rectangular in cross section without bevelled edges. At its widest the bar measures 16.5mm wide reducing to 10mm at the opposite end. The widest end has a flared axe-like blade extending to 26.2mm wide with a slight bevel from the bar into the blade on both surfaces. The opposing end of the object, where the bar is narrowest, also has a small flared-edge axe-like blade terminal, bevelled on one side only. This blade measu…
Created on: Tuesday 10th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-CA078E
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy small flat axehead of Early Bronze Age date. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and parallel straight sides which expand to the cutting edge. It is of narrow butted form with slight low flanges to either side. The relatively straight sided body broadens to the blade, which is 2mm thick and remains sharp. There an indication of the beginnings of a stop ridge. The axehead measures 103mm in length, 20mm in width at the butt, 44mm in width at the cutting edge and 11mm thick. It weighs 164g. The patina across most of the axehead has …
Created on: Friday 6th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nantwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7AA906
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flat axehead in quite fresh condition with a few small patches of scuffing both ancient and recent. The cutting edge is almost undamaged. Length 142mm. Width before the butt end 41.5mm, at the cutting edge 80.3mm. Thickness 12.5mm. Weight 564g. c.2350 - c.1500 BC
Created on: Monday 2nd November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: DUR-764732
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy flat axe head of early to middle Bronze Age date (2300-1700 BC). The object has a broad head with flared sides and a rectangular body which narrows toward the butt. This example is most probably part of the Migdale metal working tradition. The metal is a dark brown in colour with some areas of light green corrosion. Length: 126.88mm, Width of head: 76.51mm, Thickness: 12.20mm, Weight: g.
Created on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnard Castle Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-4F12EB
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete decorated flat axe of the Early Bronze Age, dating from c. 2000 BC - 1700 BC. This fits with Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II / III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 circa 2250 - 1900 CAL. BC. The flat axe is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid(pointed oval), with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is lentoid. The axe is broken toward the butt of the axe, but more than three-quarters of the axe survives. The break is relatively jagged and uneven;…
Created on: Monday 19th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Record ID: ESS-D96E6E
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Copper Alloy Early Bronze Age flat axehead, dating to 2200-2000BC. Migdale type (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44). The axehead is rectangular in shape with the butt being narrow, gradually widening to a flared cutting edge. All edges show signs of damage, though the butt end appears to have broken away. The blade end is also incredibly damaged. There is a light green patina with patches of dark brown corrosion in places. The axehead is similar to the Migdale axes (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44), although many of these have a wider flared cutting edge. A similar object can be …
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Record ID: ESS-B4F172
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy Early Bronze age flat axehead, dating 2150 -1500 BC. The butt of the axe head is lost. It starts narrow but gradually widens, resulting in a flared cutting edge. There is a great deal of damage and wear to the axe. The metal is dark green with a patchy light green patina. The object 77mm in length It is a similar form to SWYOR-9EC7C9.
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 13th August 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-B057F8
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A miniature flat axehead of early Bronze Age date (2150- 1500 BC). The object resembles a miniature version of the earliest and simplest solid cast copper alloy axe-heads with tapering sides and rounded ends. The patina has broken away leaving a light green corroded surface. The blade is incomplete due to a modern break, probably due to the plough. A crack runs along the width of the butt end on one face. Miniature flat axes such as this tends to fit in the chronology at the very end of the early Bronze Age when developed axes are starting out. It is likely that this example is dat…
Created on: Wednesday 12th August 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F748BE
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bradford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Early Bronze Age flat axe probably dating from 1900 - 1700 BC. This fits into metalworking stage V-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3-4. The axe is decorated with rain pattern and bands of incised herringbone pattern. The axe has a rounded butt which is about 30mm wide. The sides are straight for most of their length, then flare outwards to form a crescentic cutting edge with concave shoulders. The axe is thickest at the proto stop ridge (12.9mm thick) where the face of the butt and the face of the blade change in angle. This thickened area is decorat…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
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Record ID: NMS-8321DF
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very small Early Bronze Age flat axehead, probably of quite pure copper, in rather worn condition. Much of one face is purplish with small, thick patches of verdigris. On the other face there are only narrow purplish areas. Length 55.2mm. Width 39.8mm. Thickness 7.6mm. Weight 73.52g. c.2350 - c.1700 BC. Field WG3
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016
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Record ID: KENT-81B931
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe, dating to c. 2350 - 1600 BC.BC. The fragment consists of a narrow blade with a relatively straight cutting edge which is slightly flared at the edges. The blade appears to have the indication of low straight flanges along the outer edges. The fragment terminates in an old break. There is no decoration on the blade. It is 22 mm long and the widest part of the cutting edge is also 22 mm. The narrow end is 16 mm wide. It weighs 14.5 gms.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Monday 22nd June 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-98EC5D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe or possibly a developed flat axe, possibly from the Migdale type and dating c.2200-2000BC. The object is trapezoidal in plan with a splayed crescent-shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges, and in section, at the broken butt end, it is rectangular. The cutting edge measures 68.60mm in width and is 2.75mm thick. The object has been broken 68.50mm above the cutting edge. The axehead measures 39.19mm in width 12.58mm thick at the break. The long edges of the axe have not been developed / arsied …
Created on: Thursday 11th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 27th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frodsham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-9EC7C9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy flat axe dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is about 2150 - 1500 BC. The axe is narrow with straight but tapering sides and there are no signs of a stop ridge. The butt is missing but would have been narrow. It has a very slightly flared convex cutting edge. The sides of the axe are very slightly thickened, but it does not have flanges. The surface, particularly the cutting edge, is pitted and corroded though the remaning surface has a smooth, deep green patina. The break at the butt end is equally patinated. The axe is 19.7mm wide at the break. The axe proba…
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th May 2015
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Record ID: KENT-CF6F79
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe, dating to c. 2350 - 1600 BC. The butt is rounded, thin and narrow. The sides gradually widen towards the widest part of the axe, which is approximately the mid-point between the butt and the cutting-edge. The sides are almost parallel along the lower portion of the face and then taper outwards at a shallow angle to form a narrow cutting-edge. One face of the axe has a slightly dished surface, possibly indicating the presence of slight flanges. The cutting-edge is worn and uneven. The object is covered with mounds and pits of corros…
Created on: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-F0DF5C
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early to middle Bronze Age copper-alloy flat axehead. The butt is wedge-shaped, and slightly concave along the edge. The body is rectangular in section, and flares to the blade. The body may have had flanges, but these are not clear from the photo. The blade is crescent shaped, and has a small notch, presumably damage, towards one edge. From the end of the shaft to the blade edge the aze measures 68mm. From point to point on the blade it measures 55mm. The axe measures 10mm in width at its widest point.
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 24th March 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-1DCB6A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed Flat Axe of uncertain type, possibly Type Bandon or similar and of Willerby metalworking, c. 1900 - 1700BC The axe is fragmentary, represented by an approximate blade half and has broken in antiquity (with a surviving length of 54.0mm and a weight of 94.6g). At the break, the axe has a rectangular section with a comparatively slender blade (25.6mm wide and 10.8mm thick) and displays evidence that the axe was bent prior to breaking. The sides are convex across their widths and near-straight or gently convex across the surviving length and divergen…
Created on: Monday 16th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-B2F337
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze flat axe, possibly a reworked axe or an axe blank probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC The axe is comparatively short with a wide thick butt (with a length of 82.2mm and a weight of 202.8g). The butt is straight and flat (with a width of 39mm and a thickness of 8.5mm) possibly suggesting the axe may have been reworked from a larger axe. The sides are straight and divergent for a short distance from the butt (approximately 20mm) before becoming concave and diverging to a moderately expanded blade edge (with a surviving width of 61.2mm). The sides are rounded…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: SF-3AC9D5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn, and small, copper-alloy flat axe of possible Bronze Age date. It is roughly rectangular in form, pointed oval in cross-section, and expandstowards the crescentic cutting edge. The butt end and both edges are slightly flattened, and the entire object has extensive corrosion and wear that has largely removed any of the original surfaces orpatination. It measures 59.77mm in length, 35.28mm in width, 7.24mm in thickness, and 68.23g in weight. This is a small, flat axe that is most plausibly of Bronze Age date (c.2550-800 BC), and if so perhaps early in the period, c.2550-1…
Created on: Thursday 5th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2246C9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly from the Migdale type and dating c.2200-2000BC. The object is trapezoidal in plan with a splayed crescent-shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges, and in section, at the broken butt end, it is rectangular. A large fragment of the curved blade is missing probably due to plough damage while the cutting edge is chipped and abraded. The cutting edge measures 44.80mm in width and is 2.44mm thick. The object has been cut in recent times 47.44mm above the cutting edge. The cut or break is…
Created on: Friday 23rd January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Henbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-FDAA11
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed Flat Axe of Aylesford type (following Schmidt and Burgess 1981) or Class 4 (following Needham 1983; forthcoming), dating to Needham's (1996) Period 3 (c.1950-1750 BC). The axe is near-complete but is heavily corroded (with a length of 112.8mm and a weight of 173.1g). The butt is narrow (with a width of 18mm and a thickness of 3mm) and was moderately straight. The sides are straight as far as the midpoint, below which they are concave and expand to the eroded blade tips (with a surviving blade width of 56.0mm). The original blade edge has been lost …
Created on: Wednesday 21st January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F0C4A9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age Developed Flat Axe dating from about 1800 BC - 1500 BC. Only a fragment of the blade-end survives. The fragment is rectangular in plan with a flared blade with concave shoulders. The tips of the blade are missing as is much of the original surface. The sides of the axe are thickened; starting to develop into flanges, so the break in cross-section is H shaped. The break is irregular and well patinated, suggesting that it occured by accident in antiquity. The surface is mottled green and severely pitted with areas of corrosion. The length of the axe is 54.6…
Created on: Monday 15th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 15th December 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SWYOR-6D80EC
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy flat axe of Early Bronze Age date, about 2200 BC - 1950 BC. The axe is probably a broad butt flat axe of Migdale type (decorated Variant) and is decorated with rain pattern. The blade flares from about two thirds of the way from the butt, with angular shoulders; this may have been secondary hammering; the cutting edge was narrower to begin with. The blade is 70.3mm wide at the tips, and flares from 46.2mm wide at the change of angle. The butt is 33.2mm wide half way along, and has a rounded end. The cutting edge is damaged, and is mainly missing. It is 6.2mm thi…
Created on: Tuesday 9th December 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-5F8955
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Flat Axe of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], or Class 3C Type Harlyn Bay (following Needham 1983; forthcoming) of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. The axe is complete, with some surface damage (with a length of 139.7mm and a weight of 397.4g). The asymmetrical butt is very thin and 'edge-like' and is rounded (with a width of 30.6mm). The sides are straight and divergent to just above the midpoint (c. 60mm from the butt), after which the sides are concav…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-380696
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age axe head, possibly the tip from a flat axe of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200 - 1700 BC) . The fragment consists only of the curved blade tip; although little survives the curviture and thickness of the axe head does suggest that this was part of a flat axe, possibly a developed flat axe which would have narrowed behind the curved blade with hammer raised flanges lower doen the axehead. See SUSS-4D7454 for a complete example. The axehead is sub-triangular in plan with a thick crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid with tapering edges.
Created on: Wednesday 12th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 14th November 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-798FF7
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete decorated Flat Axe / axehead of Early Bronze Age Period, date (2000-1700 BC). The general form of the axe is complete, however it has suffered significant loss from corrosion at both the cutting edge and the butt. In plan the axe is broadly rectangular with narrow rounded butt and expanded / splayed cutting edge. In profile the axe is lentoid. In section the axe is broadly rectangular (rectangular with rounded edges) and there are no signs of raised flanges or hafting augmentation. There is also no sign of a proto stop ridge / median bevel. The surface patina has be…
Created on: Monday 3rd November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-0DE49A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2000-1700 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is D shaped with one edge displaying a distinctive curved (domed edge) whilst the opposite is relatively flat. It is likely that this is caused by the axe being cast in an open stone mould. The butt is relatively thin having a narrow rounded profile; the width at the butt is 20.4 mm (thickness: 4.8 mm). The sides of the …
Created on: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 21st November 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-901FF1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age Developed flat axe, probably of Type Bandon, as defined Schmidt & Burgess (1981, pp 65-7)[1] and dating to c. 1,900 - 1,700BC The axe is near-complete with some peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 101.3mm and a weight of 128.4g). The butt is now rounded (with a width of 20.6mm). The sides are straight and near-parallel as far as the median bevel (where the axe has a width of 23.9mm), after which the axe sides are concave and sharply divergent to the eroded blade tips. The blade was originally likely to have been comparatively widely expanded (with a maxim…
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-7B0ADE
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Flat Axe, possibly of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. The axe is incomplete, missing the butt and with peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 103.3mm and a weight of 264.2g). The break at the butt occurred in antiquity and there is the suggestion of bending towards one of the faces, prior to breaking. The axe is of rectangular section at the break (with a width of 26.4mm and a thickness of 8.3mm), which is fla…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-FBA618
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze blade fragment from a flat axe of uncertain type The axe is represented by a blade fragment, broken across both its length and width (with a surviving length of 49.0mm, a surviving width of 44.8mm, a maximum surviving thickness of 6.2mm and a weight of 51.5g). The unbroken side is straight (for a length of 12mm) and is rounded across its thickness (with a maximum thickness of 4.5mm). The surviving blade tip is rounded and somewhat distorted, after which the surviving part of the blade edge is comparatively straight (42.9mm wide). Neither face has a discernib…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-3AFE67
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A developed flat axe with hammer raised flanges of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC) specifically of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC. The axehead is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges and a thin butt with a rounded shape. The overall length is 108.4mm and the axe weighs 165.7 grams. The butt of the axe has a rounded shape and is very thin, the edges …
Created on: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Last updated: Thursday 27th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Telford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-41BF59
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age flat axe of Migdale metalwork assemblage, EBA phase III, that is c. 2100-1900BC. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and parallel sides which expand to the cutting edge. The butt end is rounded and measures 7.61mm in width and is 0.81mm thick. The cutting edge measures 28.90mm in width and is 1.18mm thick. At the central point of the object it measures 4.39mm thick. The object has a rough mid-brown surface with two patches of light green corrosion.
Created on: Thursday 25th September 2014
Last updated: Friday 26th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mollington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8298DF
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy flat axehead of Early Bronze Age date, that is c. 2300-1900BC. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and parallel straight sides which expand to the cutting edge. It is of narrow butted form. The patina across most of the axehead has been worn and eaten away by invasive corrosion. This has left much of the axe covered in deep craters or pocks.This axe is part of the Migdale or Aylesford metalwork assemblage of the Early Bronze Age and can be dated c. 2300-1900BC. The recorder has not seen the object and the identification is from t…
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2014
Last updated: Monday 16th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sound', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-B84BD4
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy probable flat axe dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2100-1900BC. The axe was probably part of the Migdale metalworking tradition. The object is sub-triangular in plan with straight tapering sides and rounded ends. The blade measures 33.33mm in width and is 4.80mm thick at the cutting edge. The cutting edge is incomplete due to both ancient and recent breaks. The butt end is narrow and rounded measuring 10.60mm in width and 3.38mm thick. There are no flanges and no indication of a stop ridge. Mid brownish-green smooth patina is present i…
Created on: Friday 1st August 2014
Last updated: Friday 1st August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leekfrith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-0434C1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy flat axehead. The butt is missing with only a section of the body and the cutting edge remaining. The cutting edge is splayed and crescentic with clear facet to the blade edge on both faces. The cross section of the body is sub- rectangular with slightly convex ffaces and slightly angled sides. There is a ridge along the length of the axe along the middle of both sides. On the flat faces is a faint mid-rib and a low transverse ridge just before the break. Date: Early Bronze Age - c. 2350 - 1500 BC Dimensions :67.09 mmx 58.65 mm x 14.46 mm Weight:156.82 g
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2014
Last updated: Saturday 10th June 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-DD291D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy flat axehead of Early Bronze Age date, that is c. 2300-1900BC. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and parallel straight sides which expand to the cutting edge. It is of narrow butted form. The relatively straight sided body broadens to the blade, which is 1mm thick. There an indication of the beginnings of a stop ridge. The axehead measures 65mm in length, 15mm in width at the butt, 22.5mm in width at the cutting edge and 6.5mm in thickness. It weighs 42.9g. The patina across most of the axehead has been worn and eaten away by i…
Created on: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 22nd May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarvin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-51FFA1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, corroded and pitted Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy miniature flat axehead (c. 2350 BC-c. 1600 BC). This axehead is sub-triangular in plan and pointed-oval in side view. In plan it has a symmetrical rounded butt and an asymmetrical cutting edge. From the butt end the sides flare evenly to the cutting edge.In side view, the sides flare from the butt to mid-way along it length. The sides then taper to the cutting edge. This axehead is drab green and is corroded overall. Height: 60.2mm; width: 22.0mm; thickness: 8.9mm. Weight: 42.66g. Similar implements have be…
Created on: Thursday 15th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-3207B3
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy blade from a flat axe, trapezoidal in plan with a splayed crescent-shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges, and in section, at the broken butt end, it is rectangular. The blade is flaring to the edge and the blade facet is bevelled from hammering. The long side-edges of the axe are slightly flanged. The broken edge would have continued to taper towards the butt end. The blade edge is uneven with perpendicular nicks across the edge which show that it was used in antiquity. There is no evidence of any form of incised or cast decoratio…
Created on: Wednesday 14th May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HAMP-2499E3
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy small or miniature flat axehead or chisel of Early Bronze Age date (2350-1600 BC). The axehead is broadly rectangular in shape but is expanded toward the blade and both the blade edge and butt end are rounded. The axe is very worn and pitted and has a dark green patina. It is 53.68mm long, 15.37mm wide, 4.22mm thick and weighs 14.53g.
Created on: Thursday 1st May 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 27th May 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-E42FB1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2350 BC to c. 2050 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in shape with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The butt is relatively thin having a narrow rounded profile; the width at the butt is 15.3 mm (thickness: 2.0 mm). The sides of the axe gently expand in width from the butt to the blade; in shape they are relatively curved. The axe is thickest at the mid point (11.5 mm), with traces of a proto stop ridge present. The sides of the bl…
Created on: Monday 28th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th May 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-E50F92
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date. The axehead is sub-trapezoidal with a curved blade tapering to a rounded cutting edge. The axehead is extremely worn and undecorated and is likely to relate to the Migdale metalworking tradition as defined by Needham et al (1985) circa 2250 BC - 1900 BC. The metal has a mid brownish-green patina. The axehead is 109.1mm long, 35.9mm tapering to 17.8mm wide, 9.9mm thick and weighs 123g.
Created on: Wednesday 16th April 2014
Last updated: Sunday 22nd February 2015
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Record ID: NMS-D34EF6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Butt end fragment of a small Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead or chisel in quite worn condition, with an ancient break. Extant length 21.1mm, width 15.3mm, and thickness 9mm. Weight 14.51g. c.2350 - c.1500 BC.
Created on: Thursday 3rd April 2014
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-4D7454
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small cast copper alloy Early Bronze Age developed flat axehead, probably dating to between 2200 -1500 BC. The axehead has a narrow round-ended butt, which widens into a sub-triangular axehead in plan, with dual-facetted flanges. The blade-end is wide and convex, but not crescentic with pointed ends, like other types from the same period. The blade-end has a pointed oval cross-section, whereas the body of the blade is facetted, creating an elongated hexagonal cross-section; the butt is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The axehead has an overall dark green patina. No regular decorat…
Created on: Monday 3rd March 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-CDB533
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy flat axe dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2100-1900BC. The axe was probably part of the Migdale metalworking tradition. It is complete, but very worn. Only very small patches of the original surface survive on the lower part of the body towards the cutting edge. The rest of the axe, including all the edges are very worn.
Created on: Thursday 13th February 2014
Last updated: Sunday 6th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Plumpton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A626B1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy small flat axehead of Early Bronze Age date. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt and parallel straight sides which expand to the cutting edge. It is of narrow butted form with slight low flanges to either side. The relatively straight sided body broadens to the blade, which is 2.45mm thick. There an indication of the beginnings of a stop ridge. The axehead measures 80.03mm in length, 18.01mm in width at the butt, 39.43mm in width at the cutting edge and 13.97mm in thickness. It weighs 140.2g. The patina across most of the axehead…
Created on: Thursday 30th January 2014
Last updated: Sunday 6th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Altringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-6507C2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe with similarities to the Migdale-Marnoch tradition of the early Bronze Age, dating from c. 2200-1900BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in shape with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The blade is flaring to the edge and the blade facet is bevelled from hammering. The long side-edges of the axe are slightly flanged. The butt is flat slightly tapering with damage to the edge. The length is 175mm, and the width of blade is 84mm, width of butt 30mm and the thickness 14mm. . S…
Created on: Monday 27th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 27th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HURST GREEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FD7383
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy Early to Mid Bronze age flat axe (c 2500-1200BC). The axe is sub-trapezoidal in plan. The butt end is missing. The cutting edge is curved and damaged and is 2.54mm thick. A casting seam can be seen down both edges. It is corroded with a dark brown patina with mid green patches.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanton on Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-90A351
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete developed flat axe with hammer raised flanges of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 CAL BC to c. 1700 CAL BC). Around 25% of the axehead is present, with the blade and part of the body present. The butt and rest of the body is missing, presumed lost in antiquity. The break is patinated, suggesting that it happened in antiquity. The axehead is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. At the break, the body of the axehead measures 26.4 mm wide and 12.9 mm thick. Neither the s…
Created on: Friday 17th January 2014
Last updated: Friday 17th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-E29017
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead blade. 49mm long, 52mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 88.87grams. The object has a flat rectangular section and has broken neatly across its width, just above the blade leaving no evidence for side flanges or decoration. The blade is heavily splayed forming a very rounded cutting edge. each surface is completely flat only tapering gently towards the blade tip.
Created on: Thursday 21st November 2013
Last updated: Thursday 28th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sapcote', grid reference and parish protected.


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