Iron axe-head; sub-triangular symmetrical expanded blade; shaft-hole collar with flat top.
- 6thC-7thC (?)
- Excavated/Findspot: Ouches-Petits-Pas, Les, grave
- (Europe,France,Champagne-Ardenne,Marne (Champagne-Ardenne),Gourgançon,Les Ouches-Petits-Pas)
- Height: 18.2 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Gourgançon, c. Fère-Champenoise, arr. Epernay, dép. Marne, France, 1873;ML.3978-3986 said dubiously to be from an inhumation grave; skeleton was transferred to Royal College of Surgeons in 1938
Published (the group):
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 148
Published (the axe-head):
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 148, pl. VI:7
26 October 1966 - 23 February 1966
Reason for analysis
Two axes and two spears
Analysis materials group
- Iron & Alloys
Main type of investigation
Analysis reference number
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS16087
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