Poorly Located Find Spot record LKH 482 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age socketed axe

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Summary

Socketed axe decorated with three beaded ribs terminating in pellets and roundels separated by two plain ribs terminating in pellets. Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 7 8 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Socketed axe decorated with three beaded ribs terminating in pellets and roundels separated by two plain ribs terminating in pellets. Collar band decorated with diagonal lines. Two (S1) or three (S2) holes drilled in socket collar. Surface cleaned and slightly pocked. Length 12.4 cms, weight 409.21 gms (S1)(S4).
Found `in fens between Lakenheath and Mildenhall' (S3) about 1848-1850 `about 6 feet below the surface' (S2). Suggests probably found in area of Undley or the Delph, Beck Row (see MNL 80 & MNL 228 for similar axes from same area). Also recorded in (S5-S9).

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): National Bronze Implements Catalogue, BM, Ms, fig.
  • <S2> (No record type): P Soc Antiq, 1, 1860, 106.
  • <S3> (No record type): Arch J, 10, 1853, 355.
  • <S4> (No record type): Pendleton C, The distribution of BA metalwork in NW Suffolk BA dissertation, Nottingham 1985, number.
  • <S5> (No record type): Evans J, The Ancient Bronze implements, weapons & ornaments of GB & Ireland, 1881, 125, fig 139.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 268.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 23, 1937, (1), 79.
  • <S8> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath BA, undated.
  • <S9> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW53.

Finds (1)

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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