Find Spot record BOY 006 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age socketed axe.

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Socketed axe with fragment of Hallstatt C sword blade found inside (S1).


Grid reference Centred TM 3684 4647 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM34NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Socketed axe (of Ewart Park date) with fragment of Hallstatt C sword blade found inside (S1).
Interpreted as Gundlingen sword fragment (of Halstatt C) by Burgess. For fuller discussion see (S2) & drawings.
In Ipswich Museum (L.966-5) in 1979 (S2). Unlocated by 1993 (Taylor R.J., Hoards of the BA in Southern Britain). Apparently returned to (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in 1988 (IPSMG, February 2003).
Possibly related to ingot found circa 700 yards away - see BOY 007.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. 27, 30, 1966 E Owles and N Smedley.
  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card L.966-5, 1966.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Burgess C, 'A Find from Boyton... & end of the BA in Britain..',BAR 67, 1979, 269-83, ill.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2021 1:14PM

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