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Axes (tools): O.118-1879

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

The blade is crescent shaped with a central dip, and forged with a narrow but solid socket for the haft. The haft is of wood, reinforced at the junction with the blade with an iron strip at the front, bound on with leather thongs, and an iron plate with a dagged top at the rear. Above the blade is a copper alloy ferrule, decorated with geometrical ornament, and a small iron leaf-shaped top spike. At the bottom of the haft is a narrow section

Notes

History note: From Ganjam

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 24.7 cm
Overall Length: 88.5 cm
Weight: 610 g

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE

Note

Has a piece of Taylor string but no tag, number worked out by elimination by TR. Exactly like Royal Armouries XXVIC.20 (Richardson 2007: 4).

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.118-1879
Primary reference Number: 158433
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 October 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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