Tyne and Wear HER(839): Trow Rocks, socketed bronze axe - Details
Trow Rocks, socketed bronze axe
Armour and Weapons
Found on 19 September 1864 at Trow Rocks. "A characteristic member of the Yorkshire three-ribbed type", with side loop, practically unexpanded blade and prominent casting seams. Length 81 mm, width across the cutting edge 43 mm.
<< HER 839 >> South Shields Gazette, 1864, 23 September G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, 9 W. Page, ed. 1905, Early Man, Victoria County History, Durham, I, 207 C. Burgess & Miket, 1976, Three Socketed Axes from North-East England... Archaeologia Aeliana, 5, IV, pp. 1-9, fig. 1c R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 80, 83, fig. 26 no. 5