Monument record MNL 119 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age bronze socketed axe.

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Summary

Bronze large socketed axe with loop.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6707 7730 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bronze large socketed axe with loop. Decorated with three parallel ribs with end pellets. Slight invasive corrosion and fibrous encrustations. Length 12.7 cms, collar 4.6 x 4.8 cms, blade 5.7 cms wide. Found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) on ploughed field surface in 1960's (S1)(S2).
Sompting or Sompting influenced type of `massive' socketed axe, circa C7 BC. Also flint triangular arrowhead reputedly from `same field' found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Pendleton C F. 1987. Catalogue of finds and findspots,1965-1987, unpublished.
  • <S1> (No record type): Pendleton C F, A Catalogue of Prehistoric Metalwork from West Row, 1979, unpublished.
  • <M1> (No record type): Photographs: AEL 4-6, 28.
  • <S2> (No record type): Pendleton C F, The Distribution of BA Metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: Pendleton C F, Ms 1979, copy.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 28 2020 12:53PM

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