Find Spot record BUN 171 - Bronze Age socketed axe, Outney Common

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Summary

Socketed axe from Outney Common, Bungay picked up on the site of an ancient ford over the Waveney on the mud left on the river side by a dredger. Formerly recorded as BUN MISC

Location

Grid reference TM 326 906 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM39SW
Civil Parish BUNGAY, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Socketed axe from Outney Common, Bungay picked up on the site of an ancient ford over the Waveney on the mud left on the river side by a dredger ... Considering this axe head may have lain in the river here for about 3000 years it is in a remarkably good state of preservation, with well-marked longitudinal ornamentation on the sides, and the usual loop for holding the thongs that once attached it to its now perished wooden handle (S1).

Formerly recorded as BUN MISC

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> (No record type): Cane L B, Finds socketed celts, PSIA, 23, 1937, (1), 79-82 (ill).
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Bungay Bronze Age, undated.

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Record last edited

Apr 18 2018 3:59PM

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