Find Spot record IKL 106 - Findspot of a plain Bronze-Age square sectioned socketed axe.

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Summary

A plain square sectioned socketed axe.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 773 730 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77SE
Civil Parish ICKLINGHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A plain square sectioned socketed axe. Reputedly found in a gravel spread outside an inn at TL 7715 7293 `a few years ago' (i.e. before 1968). `The origin of the gravel is believed to be the pit at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s)' (S1)(S2). (?misprinting of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) - see IKL 012.)
`This information now would appear to be dubious to say the least, if not a complete fabrication. The axe was probably found in Icklingham circa (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), some years ago, stolen from finder (un-named), and subsequently sold to an American'. Colour slide & black & white photograph in possession of Geoff Moss (S3)(R1). (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) named as one of above individuals. Cast also held by Geoff Moss (S4).
Formerly recorded under IKL 012.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> (No record type): Moss G I, slide & photograph, circa 1970.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suffolk, 1968, PSIA, 31, 1968, (2), 193.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S3).
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77SE60.
  • <S3> (No record type): Moss G I, record sheet, circa 1970.
  • <S4> (No record type): Moss G I, May 1993.

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Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2013 4:49PM

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