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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: BH-F57824
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl or punch of uncertain date due to its undiagnostic form. The awl possesses an oval-section body which tapers and terminates at each end in a point. The awl measures 78mm in length and a maximum of 6mm in diameter. It weighs 7.06g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-DCAD2D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy side looped spearhead, dating to 1500-1150 BC. Length: 104 mm, width: 19 mm at widest point of the blade, thickness: 14 mm at widest, weight: 31.58 grams. The object consists of three fragments which were found on seperate occasions. These fragments have sustained damage during deposition and the object is missing its tip and part of the base of its shaft. It has an incomplete oval blade with a pronounced solid mid rib which tapers into the surface of the shaft. Below this point the object has two intact side loops with a semi-circuarlar form and a sub-circular…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knapwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-CBED06
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn and corroded middle Bronze Age flat axehead fragment. Dating to EBA III c. 1800-1600 BC. Description: This approximately thumbnail size flake from a flat axehead is heavily worn and corroded. There is a slight raised ridge down the middle of the fragment. It's colour is almost black on one side and a mottled green finish on the other. Measurements: Length: 0.836mm Width: 0.613mm Thickness: 0.096mm Weight: 3.31g Discussion: The poor condition of this object makes determining its exact nature difficult but a number of Bronze Age Specialist agree that it is likely a frag…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th January 2018
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Record ID: WAW-898181
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated triangle with a broken lower edge. The break is probably quite recent. In cross-section the blade tip has a sub-lozenge shape, but on each face there is a subtle central thickened area, with slightly angled edges, which then again the edges are tapered at a different angle. The edges of the blade are abraded and not the original edge. The surface of the blade has an incomplete dark brown shiny patina. It measures 41.53mm long, 17.83mm wide, 3.53mm thick and weighs 6.04 grams. It is pro…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotesbach', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-88691D
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy dirk dating from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300BC. Related to dirks with ill- or poorly defined butts or possible damaged butts (because of rehafting) (Burgess and Gerloff 1981, nos. 217-266). The dirk survives in good condition with an even olive green patina covering most of the surface. There are some patches of corrosion in the centres and towards the butt ends on both obverse and reverse and there is damage around the outside edges. The rivets are missing and there is considerable damage around the rivet holes. The olive patinated surface is smooth: the dir…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton Parish area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-633FBE
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic flake implement of probable Bronze Age date c. 2500 - 800BC. The implement is composed of dark grey flint with mottled light grey inclusions. The flake is irregularly shaped and was knapped from a larger core or nodule. Despite the long edge being thin and sharp, there is limited evidence of retouch along the edge which would suggest refinement of the working edge. The flake was likely knapped via hard hammer technique as the curving fracture scar on the ventral face suggests that it was removed with significant force and perhaps with limited precision. There is evidence of …
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6194BC
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of a cast copper alloy blade, probably a rapier of Middle Bronze Age date (1600-1000 BC). The surviving fragment is sub-triangular in shape with the edges near the tip being concave. It has a broad central rib 6.2mm wide at the old, worn break narrowing to 2.0mm wide at the tip, which is rounded. The cross-section is pointed oval or lenticular, with a slight flattening to either side of the midrib on both faces. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a smooth and shiny patina. The fragment is 31.6mm long and 12.4mm wide. It narrows from 3.2mm thick at the central rib to c.0.7m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: BH-613B41
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sword or dagger fragment dating to the middle to late Bronze Age (1600-800 BC). The fragment comprises a cast segment from a markedly tapering blade of lentoidal section. The fragment measures 48mm in length, 31mm in width and 6mm in thickness. It weighs 36.53g. See NLM-56F0CD for a parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3881A0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Palstave of middle to late Bronze Age date (1500-1150 BC). The item consists of the butt end, of the socketed aspect of the object, designed to fit a wooden handle. The flanges are retained on both sides, tapering into the butt. At the break is transverse, old and abraded. The metal is dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion and pitting. The core of the object, as visible due to the break, is light green and shows signs of active copper corrosion. Length: 28.18mm, Width: 26.97mm, Thickness: 7.61mm, Thickness (with flanges): 12.07mm…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3834F3
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. The object has two small semi-circular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The right hand barb is missing a portion of its lower edge. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering scaled flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, low angled retouch. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is m…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3823AB
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The object has two sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. Both dorsal surface retains a large amount of cortex and has short stepped flaking along all edges. The ventral surface has short parallel flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, semi-abrupt retouch. The lithic has some cortex and is therefore a secondary f…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3694E4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint, appearing brown under transmitted light, with cortex; scraper. A small thick flake with a long flake trimmed along one edge of the dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved end. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 29.9mm, Width: 22mm, Thickness: 8.8mm, Weight: 6.28gms
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-A8272B
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of copper alloy casting waste likely a 'casting jet' from a two piece mould. Uncertain date possibly Bronze Age. Description: The object is circular in plan and sub-conical. Four circular-sectioned runners project from the body of the object at irregular points on the body. The upper surface is dished with a rough surface. The object has a mid-green patina. Dimensions: 27.42mm in length, 31.46mm long, 26.24mm wide, 56.55g Discussion: Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-shaped void below. …
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A762D7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but conceivably Roman or medieval. Description: The awl is heavily patinated and has taken a lot of damage around the nib leaving it distorted and with several deep cuts across its surface. The awl has a circular cross section. With a long sharp tapering point. The opposite end to the point is significantly wider and and rounded. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however it is uncertain in this case which category it falls into. Measurements:56.38mm long, 4mm, 5.19mm a…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A73509
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but conceivably Roman or medieval. Description: The awl is in very good condition with a dark grey-brown mildly patinated surface. The awl has a square cross section. Both ends taper to a sharp point. One point is slightly longer than the others and each of the four faces is slightly indented. There are some scratches on the rounded end. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however this example was probably used in the hand without hafting as both ends of the awl are usefu…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-9089DE
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy probable chisel or wedge, of possible Bronze Age dating (c. 1150 BC to c. 600 BC). The possible chisel is flat and rectangular, with a triangular cross section. The upper end is square, and exhibits signs of being struck. The lower end is rounded, with old breaks. It expands in width from the lower end up to the square upper end. There are slight concave depresions on each face below the square upper end. Both front and back faces are undecorated. It measures 90.3 mm in length, 16.3 mm wide (top), 10.1 mm wide (lower end), 16.0 mm thick (top) and 5.2 mm thick …
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-8ECBE3
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age flint plano convex knife fragment dating to 2350-801BC. 22mm in length, 21mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.55grams. The object is sub circular in form and slightly semi-circular in cross section and is incomplete, missing its lower (as shown) edge. It is heavily worked all over, with sub paralllel, low angled re touch and is re-corticating.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-7EAACF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead with one barb missing.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-7D44CA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) blade, probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). The blade fragment is triangular in both shape and cross section. Only the lower portion of the blade is present, with a rectangular cross section, it has broken below the stop ridge. The sides are concave. A central ridge runs two thirds of the length of the front and back faces. The cutting edge is lost, but it still retains a convex form. The palstave fragment measures 71.8 mm in length, 62.3 wide (at the blade), 23.8 mm wide (at the break), 15.7 mm thick (at…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: GLO-3F7F09
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~An incomplete copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). This has a hollow bulbous body one end of which narrows to a fine point giving an overall tear drop shape. To the side of the wider end is a hole 9mm long by 5mm wide. The wider body of the object has fine latitudinal lines the run around its circumference with only the pointed tip remaining undecorated. These moustache-like objects are thought to date from the Middle Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age, after the discovery of one in the Salisbury Hoard (Stead, 19…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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