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Description

Bronze socketed axe from Ireland

Museum reference

X.DF 26

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Socketed axe

Style / Culture

Bronze Age

Materials

Bronze

Physical description

Bronze; mouth round with flat projecting rim; body long with indistinct cross-section that appears octagonal; casting seam visible on one side; cutting edge well expanded

Collection place

Ireland, EUROPE

Associations

Bell Collection
Collector: Bell, John, 1793 - 1861

References

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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