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Record ID: WREX-2FA13A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
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Fragment of a copper alloy spear tip.Very heavily corroded and worn but from the upper part of the blade above the socket. All diagnostic features are lost but likely to be later middle to late BA in date (c. 1500-700BC). Length: 22.9mm; width: 23.4mm; thickness: 7.7mm; weight: 8.9g
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whittington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-2F96A5
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
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Copper alloy socketed and looped spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (Acton Park II) c. 1400-1350BC. It appears to be a Davis' (2012) Group 3, ribbed kite blade, Type 3B.There is a high central rib on the blade that runs all the way to the point, the tip of which is diamond shaped in section. The socket is circular in section with two lentoid loops (one either side). Total length: 134mm; blade length: 86.1mm; blade width: 35.7mm; blade thickness (inc. central rib): 12.2mm tapering to 3.8mm at the tip; length of loops: 20.3mm; width of loops: 6.6mm; external dia. of socket: 20.2mm; int…
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whittington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-2A09D7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c.1000 - 800 BC. The rim has a plano-convex profile and is 7.8mm thick. The lug aperture has a flattened oval shape; the lug itself is 9.7mm wide. The interior surface is rough. There is a prominant casting seam along the mid part of the fragment.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: BH-AED714
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete miniature copper-alloy object, possibly an axe dating from the Late Bronze Age to Roman period (c. 1200 BC - AD 400). The axe is wedge shaped and sub-rectangular in cross-section with one wedge shaped end and the other end rounded. One face is flat while the other is concaved. One of the long edges is damaged in the form of an irregular triangular notch. There are no signs of decoration but there are small patches of a black coating on one of the edges. The rest of the object has a mid-green patina. The object measures 34.5mm in length, has a maximum width of 19mm and a m…
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WMID-98FD35
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy socketed spear dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1500-800 BC). The object is lentoid in cross-section, with a central rib running vertically along both faces. One wing is fairly well preserved and the opposing wing shows some damage. The tip of the spear has broken away in antiquity. There is also a worn break at the opposite end exposing a hollowed centre. The spear has a dark to mid green patina. Similar examples recorded on the PAS database include: SUR-A9688B; BH-D97683; and LIN-75113B. The overall dimesnions are as follows: 30.64mm in leng…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: BERK-84B42C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
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An incomplete section of a cast copper-alloy palstave axe dating to the Midde to Late Bronze Age (1500-1150 BC). The fragment is the butt end of the palstave. On either side of the main body the sides form rasied flanges, consistent with a bronze age, palstave axehead (c.1500-1100BC).
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: BH-1BFA1F
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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A fragment of copper-alloy Bronze Age axe, probably of the palstave type, dating to the period 1600-1100 BC. The fragment comprises part of the splayed blade and a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The cutting edge is flared and curved, though one of the pointed tips is damaged. The fragment is rectangular in cross-section and triangular in profile. The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge, within which is a sub-rectangular shaped hollow section exposed by the break. The object measures 46mm in length, 25mm in width and 12.5mm in maximum thickness. It w…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: WAW-199132
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-600 BC. The chisel is incomplete as the tang is missing. The blade is a elongated sub-triangle with concave sides and a convex blade edge. The corners of the blade are flared outwards and are abraded and therefore rounded. The blade as it tapers becomes rectangular in section. At the tip there is an integral rectangular sectioned collar with a fragment of the integral tang protruding from the upper edge. The break of the tang is not recent. There are no signs of decoratio. The surface of the chisel has a incomple…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-02A485
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Prehistoric or Roman? copper alloy casting sprue, 17mm long, 16mm wide and weighing 4.71g. The object has a flat urregular circular terminal 17mmx14mm which has a rough upper surface. Below this is a rectangular shaped and sub rectangular cross sectioned projection which tapers in width at its base, terminating in a point. The object is similar in form to LEIC-E3FCA7 and LVPL-F0EBE9 and WILT-EE8A7B, all undated, but it bears a resemblance to both Bronze age and Roman examples recorded here.
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: CORN-F6B541
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy ingot which would have originally been circular in plan and plano-convex in profile. This fragment is square in plan, triangular in profile, and rhomboidal in section, as it comes from one edge of the original ingot. Plano-convex ingots like this one were used during the Late Bronze Age, c.1150-700 BC. The surface of the ingot is pitted where air bubbles formed during the casting process. There are dark green and coppery brown areas and light green patches of bronze disease. Similar ingot fragments have been found in metalworkers' hoards in Cornwall dati…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-F317D2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe collar fragment, 22mm in length, 20mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 6.08grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and has a curved profile. Its complete edge has a rounded D shaped cross sectioned collar on the outer surface, 2mm thhick and wide. Below this is a narrow linear depression. There is a second rounded collar 4mm wide, 11mm in from the first. To the left of the object (as shown) is a distinct casting seam running the length of the fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-F056FA
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint scraper of the Bronze Age period, dating from 2500-1000 BC. It has been manufactured on a secondary flake of a blueish grey flint.It is oval in plan; the ventral face has a visible bulb. There is a band of yellowish grey cortex running from the platform of percussion along one of the side of the scraper. The dorsal face is slightly concave due to knapping process. All the edges, apart from the platform of percussion, have abrupt short scaled retouch. Length 38.30 mm Width: 39.26 mm Thickness at the centre: 17.51 mm Weight: 26.25 g
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-EFE16D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint scraper of the Bronze Age period, dating from 2500-1000 BC. It has been manufactured on a secondary flake of a light grey flint. It is D-shaped in plan and it still bears a large part of the greyish beige cortex on the dorsal face, while the ventral face is slightly convex with ripples and bulbar scar. The curved edges of the dorsal face have semi-abrupt short scaled retouche. Length 41.29 mm Width: 60,75 mm Thickness at the centre: 17.81 mm Weight: 45.13 g
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trowse with Newton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-EFA185
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle or Late Bronze Age copper alloy chisel dating to c.1600-701 BC. The blade is corroded, rectangular in section with a tapering pointed tang and bends towards the flaring sub-crescentic blade. Length 80mm. Width 22.2mm. 3.9mm thick. Cf. Inventaria Archaeologica (1954) G.B.6, no.5 and NMS-5EB338 on the database.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EE8649
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bronze Age (c.1500-800 BC) spear tip. Description: The tip of a bronze spear broken at an historic break from the main part of the spear head. It is sub-triangular in plan, with a broad flat central longtitudinal rib on both surfaces. The tip is solid.and tapers to a point, the edges are intact and sharp. The surfaces have a typical green patina. Measurements: length: 28.29mm, width at break: 15.24mm, at tip: 2.5mm, thickness on rib: 4.45mm, along the edge: 1.36mm, weight: 4.95g. Discussion: Type or classification as well as narrow the date is not possible due to smal…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: SF-DE20CC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy axehead of the Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. It is a fragment of the blade; it is quadrangular in plan and three of the four sides have old breaks now worn. The fourth side, which is the cutting edge, it is slighlty curved and thinner. Either faces of the cutting edge have a curved blade facet. The fragment is heavily worn. Length: 22.44 mm Width: 27.08 mm Max thickness: 7.28 mm Weight: 12.23 g
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hinderclay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-D9AFD8
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flat copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead, 37.1mm in length, with a triangular shape, a flattened but slightly lozengiform profile and low central rib. The tang is 14.7mm in length. One barb is bent. Circa Middle to Late Bronze Age (1300 BC to 800 BC).
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-C60B4D
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Sutton B Type, dating to the Late Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c.2500-1500 BC).
Created on: Sunday 21st October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-9C56B8
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy spear tip or blade fragment dated to the Middle to LAte Bronze Age (c. 1000-800 BC). The fragment is sub-oval in section and sub-triangular in plan. The blade tapers from a worn break to the tip where the very tip of the blade has broken away. The cutting edges are chipped and worn. There is a central mid-rib apparent on one face of the balde but not the reverse face. The object has a mid-green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 47.05mm in length, 23.05mm in width, 4.12mm in thickness and 16.43g in weight.
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-85E2F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting jet of Late Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is composed of two conical sprues or flashes with an ovate in plan, the projections are triangular in profile. 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 and around the gate piece which had two conical apertures. As they represent re-usable metal, they were often retained and regularly turn up in base metal hoards of the period; see, for example, Treasure case 2006 T36, from Devon. Length: 36.56mm, Width: 44.19…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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