axehead; socketed

Small socketed axe of Late Bronze Age type. Surface partly corroded, no decoration. There is a slight ridge at the mouth, which is ovoid but does not have a cordon. The seam is prominent behind the loop, but worn elsewhere. The cutting edge is much battered, especially at its upper edge. The surface is little patinated and there are two main areas of corrosion, where the surface had greatly deteriorated before discovery.
Found in the front garden of the South Lodge at Carronvale House in 1952.
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Measurement details
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 5.7cm (L 2 1/4")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 4.2cm (W 1 5/8")
Analysis of two axes from Falkirk Museum.; Mrs Katherine Eremin; 1997
Bronze Age metalwork from the Falkirk district: some finds new and old.; Mr Trevor Cowie; National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh; 2001; Calatria
Documentation notes
Kept with Irgma cards.
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Find Spot
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