Object Title

Axe Head

Axe Head

Object Number



Returned from long-term loan to Pitt Rivers Museum (L396). Originally one of transferred items sent to British Museum in 1914. Pitt Rivers Museum number 1915.48.1

Physical Description

Copper alloy. Uneven surface on one face.


Dimensions: Length: 110.6 mm, width: 70 mm (max) Weight: 450 g

Inscriptions and Marks

County Mayo, Ireland. Lent from the Tower Armoury's 1915.


Bibliographic References

Harold, Viscount Dillon, Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, Tower of London, London, 1910: no. I.56

Allen, I.M., Britton, D., Coghlan, H.H. Metallurgical Reports on British and Irish Bronze Age Implements and Weapons in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 1970, p. 60