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Copper alloy flat axe; with a thin, narrow, slightly rounded butt, which has a notch missing. Sides are roughly parallel to each other in upper half, then swing out gently in lower half to form a wide, slightly rounded cutting-edge. Decorated on both faces, with rain pattern on the upper half, and a cross-hatched border separting the upper from the lower half. The lower half has vertical columns of herringbone pattern; both faces have a pair of diagonal line bands and triangular lines, near the cutting-edge. Both sides are decorated with hammered lozenge pattern. The object is covered with dark green patina, with mounds and pits of corrosion near the butt.
Length: 221 millimetres (Max)
Weight: 862.90 grammes
Thickness: 13.60 millimetres (Max)
Width: 110 millimetres (Max)
- Curator's comments
Part of a hoard, found with two other axes (1848,0804.79 and a second which has been lost) at Bandon in 1815.
Written on object - LXI
Label attached to object surface - 5
Date: transition from Frankford-Killaha-Vallyvalley horizon to Derryniggin period.
Bibliography: Kemble, Horae Ferales (1863) 143 Pl. 4,3; Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 274 Fig. 2,d; 303 No. 143.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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