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Macehead: ANE.79.2005

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Heavy stone macehead, with lip around piercing at one end. Probably had a symbolic or ritual purpose rather than a military one as there is no significant wear and the stone type is decorative.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.6 cm
Height: 4.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005) by Groos, Gordon, Mr. and Mrs.

Components of the work

Hole Without Lip Diameter 1.4 cm
Hole With Lip Diameter 1.7 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.79.2005
Primary reference Number: 156479
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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