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Record ID: NLM-999BFE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper alloy spearhead. Cast socketed side-looped spearhead with an ogival blade with pronounced mid rib, and with a slightly flared socket retaining a partial loop on one side, and a complete loop made up of a flat rhomboid plate or scab of thickness 0.5mm elevated by c.2mm above the body of the socket on the other. The cutting edges of the blade appear lightly bevelled by sharpening, and the extreme point of the tip is lost. Broken in two pieces recently, though probably not actually at the time of its discovery; a ?third part of the socket appears to have been absent at the time of …
Created on: Friday 20th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-754CC7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A Flint scraper of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC, exhibiting retouch resembling a plano-convex knife. A secondary flake of mottled grey-brown flint, with a small area of cortex surviving at one end (c. <5%), the proximal end has been worked away, but it is likely that the length of the surviving tool is perpendicular to the length of the original flake. The flint is bifacially worked, broadly plano-convex in cross-section, and exhibiting invasive retouch, abrupt and sub-parallel on the left side and semi-abrupt and sub-parallel/scalar on the righ…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-74E1CA
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating form the Middle Bronze Age (2150 - 1500 BC). Description: Similar to the Pick Rudge Farm type. The arrow is triangular in shape with two notches chiped into the base to seperate the barbs and tang. Both faces have been worked with covering, scaled and low-angle retouch. The arrowhead is a mottled dark to light grey in colour. Dimensions: Height 43.07mm, width 27.44mm, thickness 6.37mm and weight 5.93g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-744FC1
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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Three retouched flint flakes of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. A tertiary flake of opaque, slightly mottled, grey-brown flint, with the proximal end worked away, but with relatively diffuse conchoidal ripples present on the ventral face. Two prominent negative removal scars are present on the dorsal face, one narrow and blade-like, the other much broader, probably struck from two separate platforms, one at c. 30 degrees to the other. Short, scalar, low angle retouch is exhibited along the right edge of the dorsal face and left edge of the ventra…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-727577
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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Two flint scrapers of probable Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. Secondary flake of pale grey flint, with cortex covering c. 33% of the dorsal face, on the right side of the proximal end. The striking platform survives at the proximal end, with an unscarred, diffuse bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The one surviving prominent negative removal scar on the dorsal face was struck from an opposing platform. The distal end exhibtis short, stepped, semi-abrupt retouch. Length 24.3mm; width 29.0mm; thickness 9.3mm; weight 6.52g. 2. Secondary flake of opaqu…
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-60B248
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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Two flint scrapers of probable later Neolithic or Bronze Age date, c. 3,300-800BC. 1. A secondary flake of pale grey pebble flint, with cortex surviving on c. 70% of the dorsal face. The proximal end has been lost to a large hinged removal which continues onto the dorsal face, but with pronounced conchoidal ripples present on the ventral face. The distal end of the dorsal face exhibits abrupt, short, scalar retouch which extends slightly onto the right edge. Length 30.8mm; width 22.4mm; thickness 7.1mm; weight 5.02g. 2. A tertiary flake of dark grey-brown flint speckled with pale inc…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-6074F1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A single flake of flint debitage, of probable prehistoric date. A tertiary flake of translucent brown flint with bands of grey-beige inclusions. A relatively large bulb of percussion survives at the proximal end, with bulbar scar. Abrasion to the dorsal edge of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation. The sub-parallel, negative removal scars on the dorsal face appear to have been struck from th same platform as the overall removal. There is a small patch of white patination at the distal point, suggesting possible reuse of older material. There is no retouch…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: DEV-5FD6D3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three flint scrapers of probable Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, probably dating to c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. Tertiary flake of mottled pale grey flint, missing the proximal end and bulb of percussion to a natural break, with relatively large, but diffuse conchoidal ripples on the reverse. Abrupt, long, sub-parallel retouch along the distal and left edges of the dorsal face, obscuring the negative removal scars, but which appear to be struck from a different platform to the overall removal. Length 26.7mm; width 29.3mm; thickness 14.5mm; weight 5.90g. 2. Tertiary flake of slightly…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5D796B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age copper alloy disc headed pin, Length: 27 mm, diameter: 11 mm, weight: 2.13 grams. The pin is incomplete, missing its lower shaft. This is circular in cross section and widens as it reaches the head from 2mm to 3.5 mm in diameter. The head is 3 mm deep and 11 mm in diameter. It is circular in form and triangular in cross section, emerging from the shaft and widening to form a disc with a concave upper surface which contains a central circular depression. There is no decoration. Pins of this type are hard to date as they are not often discovered within hoards. The artef…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BE6A3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe, Length: 94 mm, width: 43 mm, thickness: 11 mm, weight: 164 g. The axe is complete but is pitted with corrosion and has a rectangular form and cross section. It has a very square butt end with tapering sides and it has largely parrallel, slightly flanged edges which only taper outwards slightly before becoming the curved edge to the blade. this tapers gently in width and has a rounded edge with slightly projecting sides. There is no sign of any decoration. Its form is consistent with the Arreton developed flat axehead type, of Early to Middle Bronze …
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0DD8D3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and slightly worn cast copper-alloy socketed axehead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1000 - c.800 BC). Description: The has a relitavely narrow sub-rectangular body, slightly narower in the middle flaring towards the blade end and slightly towrds the haft end. In plan the blade is wide and flaring creating a crescentric cutting edge. What is left of the socket is socket is sub-rectangular in cross section. The socket of the axe is sub-rectangular with patinated breaks around all the sides which have removed the original end of the socket and no evidence of the original proba…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-06AB93
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a small cast copper alloy socketed spearhead, probably of the side looped type and dating to the early Middle Bronze Age, c.1600-1400BC. Side-looped spearheads are Class IV and date from the early Middle Bronze Age. They are likely to belong to the Acton Park 2, Taunton (Cemmaes) or Penard metalwork assemblages, corresponding to Needham's (1997) Period 5 (1500-1150 BC). Although the size of this object suggests a votive use this is not the case. Other examples of small spearheads are known including GLO-F69302, LANCUM-B72611, LANCUM-0433B7 and SWYOR-3D024E on this dat…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A49A05
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary hard hammer struck blade-like flake, of unpatinated black flint with minimal steep retouch to the distal tip. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Sunday 8th April 2018
Last updated: Sunday 8th April 2018
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Record ID: WMID-6279E4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy lower blade fragment from a palstave dating to the Middle Bronze Age, circa 1500-1300 BC. The shape of the fragment is sub-triangular in plan and triangular in profile; the cross section at the break is sub-rectangular in form. The blade is broken below the stop ridge, due to this it is uncertain whether this fragment is from a looped - or unlooped palstave variant. The sides of the palstave gently taper from the break to the blade where the tips of the blade protrude markedly. The cutting edge is crescentic and relatively well defined, however it is very worn and the …
Created on: Thursday 5th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B7224A
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a convex surfaces. The breaks across the blade are old and rounded. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted. The surface of the blade has an incomplete mottled dark green and brown patina which is then heavily abraded. It measures 22.89mm long, 23.63mm wide, 7.74mm thick. It weighs 14.74 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-A56FBE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A complete flint, Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age, tanged arrowhead, 2350-1700BC. The object comprises a pointed oval blade that has been pressure flaked to shape. There are long, scaled, intrusive removals across the surface of the object to shape the piece. The cutting edges are then retouched by short, scaled removals. The piece has an assymetrical lozenge shaped cross section, with one face more triangular than the other. See also NMS-C33616 a Green, S. (1980) Sutton type A. Early Bronze Age: 2350 to 1700 BC Length: 42.82mmWidth: 16.98mmThickness: 6.49mmWeight: 4.11g
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-93F78D
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age to Post Medieval (c. 1250 BC to 4th century) awl: The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is over half of the awl. The other half is square in section, tapering to a blunt, rounded point. The surface has traces of a mottled light grey-green patina. It measures 51.61mm long, 5.98mm wide, 5.52mm thick and weighs 6.2g. Awls can date from the Bronze Age, c. 1250 BC but as the design of awls has changed very little, it could also be much more recent. The patina perhaps suggests a Roman date, but this is not certain.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-63EAE7
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
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Miniature axe or axe-chisel of Bronze age to Roman date (2150 BC- 410 AD). The object is similar to solid flat axes with a tapering blade, resembling a miniature version of the earliest and simplest solid cast copper alloy axe-heads. The sides are slightly curved and the blades tappers to a rounded edge. The object is broken along the wider edge. The object has a heavily pitted light green patina. The broad date range has been given due to the form of the object most closely resembling early Bronze age axe heads, however there are numerous examples of Roman votive deposition of such…
Created on: Saturday 24th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5213F9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy flat axehead of the Early Bronze Age, dating to the period of 2200-1500 BC. It measures 78.36mm in length and 48.24mm in width. It is 10.21mm thick and weighs 159.11g. The axehead is broadly trapezoidal in shape. Its thickest point is in the middle, from where it tapers to the sides. The blade gradually widens towards the cutting edge edge. Both ends curve outwards slightly.
Created on: Friday 23rd March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: DEV-28DEC1
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumb-nail scraper of probable Early bronze age date, c. 2400-1600 BC. A tertiary flake of dark brown flint, mottled with grey inlusions. Sub-rectangular in plan, with a relativey pronounced bulb of percussion on the ventral face, but with the striking platform worked away at the proximal end. The ventral face is unworked, with the dorsal face exhibiting retouch around much of its perimeter, with the exception of the proximal end, which has been thinned by a series of crude, hinged removals. The retouch is semi-abrupt, sub-parallel and short. Dimensions: length: 24.7mm; width …
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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