Tyne and Wear HER(777): Wallsend, flat bronze axe - Details
Wallsend, flat bronze axe
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A flat bronze axe is reported to have been found in Wallsend, but there is no information about the date of discovery or findspot. It was formerly in the Greenwell Collection, and is now in the British Museum. It is described as 135 mm long, thin-butted, and with a cutting edge 80 mm wide. The butt is damaged, the edges battered and surface pitted.
<< HER 777 >> J. Evans, 1881, The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain, p. 43 M.H. Dodds, 1930, Prehistoric Period, Northumberland County History, XIII, p. 17 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 78-9, fig. 25, no. 7