Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This iron axe was found at the head of Lake Auburn. It probably was traded to Native Americans by Europeans for furs or other materials. It is made in the French style.

Axes like this were important and common trade items.

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About This Item

  • Title: Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700
  • Creation Date: circa 1700
  • Subject Date: circa 1700
  • Location: Auburn, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Iron
  • Dimensions: 10.3 cm x 5 cm
  • Local Code: Penney Collection #111
  • Collection: Penney collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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