Object Title

Axe

Axe

Object Number

VIII.187

Provenance

Returned from long-term loan to Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (L 396) 3rd January 2003. Originally from County Mayo, Ireland.

Physical Description

Socketed, of copper alloy. Loop on one side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 60 mm, width: 50 mm (max) Weight: 143 g (4.6 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

(118) 1915.48.16. Co.Mayo, Ireland. Lent from the Tower Armoury 1915. Large 'V' taken out of blade and bore hole on one surface, taken for analysis (see Allen et al.).

Associations

Places Ireland

Bibliographic References

Dillon, Harold (Viscount) (1910) Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, p. 88 (no.118).

Allen, I.M., Britton, D., Coghlan, H.H. (1970) Metallurgical Reports on British and Irish Bronze Age Implements and Weapons in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, pp. 201-202.

Notes

Pitt Rivers Museum number 1915.48.16. 1890-1914 Armouries number I.118.