Unique ID: NMS-246A16

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Early Bronze Age Flanged axe, straight sides slightly convex in section, sub-rectangular heel, blade expanding towards crescentic cutting edge, low cast flanges, transverse bevel ridge on both faces at junction of hafting surface and blade. The condition is quite fresh, although minor pitting occurs over all surfaces, which are patinated brown with few small patches of verdigris. 115mm x 66mm x 15mm. Weight 255g. Cast flanged axes belong to the later part of the Early Bronze Age. c.1700 – c. 1500 BC.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1700
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 115 mm
Width: 66 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 255 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2005

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: South Norfolk
To be known as: Bressingham

Spatial coordinates

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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

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Created: Tuesday 4th October 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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