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Socketed bronze axe, Leswalt

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

The axe was found sometime before the mid 19th century.  Originally in the collection of the Earl of Stair at Lochinch Castle, it was passed to Stranraer Museum in the 1960s.  The axe dates to the late Bronze Age (950 - 700AD).  It is very similar to an axe from Edenmore, Co Donegal and may have been made in Ireland.

 

Socketed bronze axe with a long body and splayed blade.  There is an single attachment loop towards the socket.  Both faces are decorated with a pattern of lines connecting to a series of concentric circles.

Place of Discovery:
Knock and Maize, Leswalt, Wigtownshire
Materials/Media:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
length 135mm, width 68mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1987.743
Digital Number:
SRAM003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council