Socketed bronze axe, Leswalt

Knock and Maize, Leswalt, Wigtownshire
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.
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Dimensions :
length 135mm, width 68mm
Materials :
copper alloy
Location :
Knock and Maize, Leswalt, Wigtownshire
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1987.743
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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