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The Bronze Age

Axes & Maces

Bronze flat axe

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

Flat axes like this were made during the Early Bronze Age.  This one has a curved blade and a square butt.  It would have been mounted with a wooden handle. The axe is probably from Ireland.  Selby bought it from an Edinburgh antique dealer in 1894.

Place of Production:
Ireland
Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length: 151mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2004.6.127
Digital Number:
SRAM025n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:

Murray, J 2005 The William McDowall Selby Collection, The Transactions and Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History And Antiquarian Society. LXXIX, 147-172.