Record Details

NHER Number:5820
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead


In 1881 a Bronze Age socketed axehead measuring 10.2cm long was found at an unspecified location within Thetford.

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Full description

Evans has another socketed axe without diagonal lines by central rib. This one is 120mm long, see (S1).
See for comparison caston specimin (square socket - E. Rose (NAU).
Held by the Ashmolean Museum as part of the Evans Collection, formerly part of the J. Warren Collection.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Thetford.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1853. Quarterly Meetings. Proceedings of the Bury & West Suffolk Archaeological Institute. Vol I pp 304-313. p 305.

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