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The Bronze Age

Axes & Maces

Socketed bronze axe

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This socketed bronze axe is one of three bought by Selby in 1894 from an Edinburgh antique dealer called Duff.  There was a ready market in late Victorian Scotland for prehistoric artefacts and this example probably came originally from Ireland.

Place of Production:
Ireland
Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length: 36mm; W 24mm; breadth 3mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2004.6.129
Digital Number:
SRAM023n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:

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