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Axes (tools): O.111-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




The iron blade is crescent shaped with a deep central dip, and forged with a narrow but solid socket for the haft. The haft is of wood, tapering above the blade to a blunt point where a top spike was originally fitted

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 23 cm
Overall Length: 67.5 cm
Weight: 436 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE


Taylor’s printed list calls these ‘kolhan strangi’, an otherwise unattested term.

Components of the work

Blade composed of iron

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 111
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.111-1879
Primary reference Number: 158426
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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