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Iron adze-hammer. The socket has a long conical sleeve which produces an exceptionally small eye at the front of the tool. The hammer-face is almost rectangular but it is set at the end of a relatively narrow head. The adze-blade is strongly splayed and has a curved edge.
Length: 183 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Manning 1985
Found with a hammer-head (registration no. 1867,0711.8), two skeletons and Roman pottery.
This is a variant on the normal form. The rectangular hammer-face is seen in registration no. 1956,0403.1, and, although less common than the round face, it is not an unusual feature. The curving blade is less common and appears more frequently among plain adzes than on the adze-hammer, although a similar tool is known from Grǎdiştea Muncelului, Rumania (Tanţǎu 1972, 33, Abb. 19).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979-1989 June-June, Telford, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, LT Loan
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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