Socketed Celt


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Socketed Celt   (1924.02.0161)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Multiple Use T&E for Materials
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  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Middle Bronze Age, 1800 – 1200 BC
Culture French

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 12.92 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 4.11 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.12 cm
Weight 398.9 g
Measuring Remarks The weight was measured on the Anthropology scale.
Materials Metal--Bronze
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information Dark Greenish Gray (5 g 4/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

socketed celt. hollow type. Found in Lower Rhine Valley region. Baudon-Gamber Collection. First Iron Age, large socketed celt with a triple banded butt distinct on all but the ear side. Bands are rounded and ear is ridged, ear is 16.1 mm long, 6.7 mm wide, and 12.0 mm high. An area of malformation caused by poor metal flow during casting is present on one face. The four sides have distinct ridges along the entire length of the celt. Mould seepage is present on the blade edge. Socket is ovoid, 24.8 X 18.1 mm.

Description N/A
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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Baudon Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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