NMS-99FB70: Bronze Age Scabbard

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-99FB70

Object type certainty: Certain
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Bag-shaped dagger scabbard chape with three perforations through both faces (five remain blocked by a ferrous deposit). Each perforation lies in the centre of a circular mark on the outer face, probably the result of the drilling process rather than a purposefully made ring. Unusually the mouth is almost straight rather than markedly concave, e.g. an example from Reach, Cambridgeshire (Inventaria Archaeologica (1956) GB 17 3 (3) no. 20). Two examples with pairs of triple perforations but concave mouths come from Quarley, Hants and Norton, Northants (PAS HAMP-095061 and NARC-5DEF37). Both inner and outer surfaces are patinated brown, with verdigris visible only in one spot of recent damage at the mouth. Width 24mm. Thickness 11mm. Length 19.5mm. Weight 10.05g. Dates to the Ewart Park phase of the Late Bronze Age, 8th century B.C.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.5 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 10.05 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell
Identified by: Dr Andrew Rogerson

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 17441

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Hillington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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