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Artefacts

Bush clearing Axehead

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

Discovered during an excavation of the Roman Fort of Carzield in 1931, this axehead was used primarily for the purpose of bush clearing.  The Hole for the shaft iis n parallel with the blade which has a rectangular profile with a squared cutting edge.  

 

Unfortunately the condition of this object is relatively poor, and there has been some corrosion with several cracks and a complete split around the shaft hole.

 

 

 

Place of Discovery:
Carzield Roman fort
Materials/Media:
metal & iron
Dimensions:
length: 230 mm width (blade): 80 mm depth: 60 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1952.25.6
Digital Number:
RPD0127
RCAHMS site record:
Carzield Roman Fort
References:
BIRLEY, Eric ; RICHMOND, I A "The Roman Fort at Carzield". TDGNHAS. Third series. Volume 22, 1942, pp 156 = 163.


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