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Bronze socketed bag-shaped axe from Ireland

Museum reference

X.DF 2



Object name

Socketed axe


Late Bronze Age

Style / Culture

Bronze Age



Physical description

Bronze; round mouth with flat rim; loop is set at base of collar; cutting edge well expanded with some chipping below the loop; casting seams were smoothed

Collection place

Ireland, EUROPE


Bell Collection
Collector: Bell, John, 1793 - 1861


Eogan, G., The Socketed Bronze Axes in Ireland, Stuttgart, 2000 (= Prahistorische Bronzefunde IX, 22)

Haworth, Richard G. ‘John Bell of Dungannon 1793-1861' [Part 1], Journal of Ulster Local Studies 71 (1981), 1-7

Haworth, Richard G. ‘John Bell of Dungannon 1793-1861’ [Part 2], Journal of Ulster Local Studies 81 (1982), 10-19

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