- Museum number
Copper alloy adze with medial-butt wings. Butt with central notch and slightly curved sides, narrow haft end with elongated oval wings and convex, slightly marked stop-ridge, narrow cylindrical element at junction of haft with blade. Blade narrow and slightly flaring, with elliptical section, sloping shoulders, and curved cutting edge. Incised decoration on the outer faces of the wings: row of short oblique traits along the edge, framing three vertical rows of double zigzag lines. Shiny discontinuous dark green patina. Blade edge and butt slightly damaged.
Length: 155 millimetres
Weight: 177 grammes
Thickness: 23 millimetres
Width: 32.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See WG.1080 for comments and references.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by the Wellcome collection from Albizi, Florence, by Captain Saint, 1929 November.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1964,1201.381 (Previous registration number)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 829 (Wellcome Collection Number)