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Copper alloy flat axe; cast, with thin, rounded butt. Decorated on each face with curved transverse ridges and furrows, the ridges engraved with zig-zags and dots.
Length: 127 millimetres (Max)
Weight: 304.40 grammes
Thickness: 10.10 millimetres (Max)
Width: 74 millimetres (Max)
- Curator's comments
- Harbison 1969
Allegedly part of a hoard; found in a crannog. This axe, along with two others (1944, 0702.1 and County Museum, Armagh (1955:22)), seem spurious and may possibly be modern.
Bibliography: Wood-Martin, Pagan Ireland (1895) 424 Fig. 180. 181; Megaw/ Hardy, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 4, 1938, 304 No. 214; Pl. 53, a.b; British Museum Guide to the later prehistoric Antiquities of the British Isles (1953) 26f.Fig. 7,1.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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