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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: KENT-F520B3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Medway
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A heavily worn sherd of hand made Bronze Age ceramic vessel, possibly early Bronze Age food bowl. Description: The sherd is a rim sherd and roughly triangular in plan. The fabric is soft has an oxidised surface (bright orange), unevenly oxidised core (mid grey-brown). The inclusions are a mix of irregularly sorted small-to large angular fire cracked flint. medium comnon mixed rounded flints and some common well sorted black sandy grit. Many inclusions have fallen out. The breaks are well rounded from water action and the rim is pinched leaving it thin and almost pointed Measurements:…
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: KENT-F48835
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Medway
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A heavily worn sherd of hand made probable late Bronze Age to early Iron Age ceramic vessel. Description: The sherd is a rimsherd and roughly recatangular in plan. The fabric has an oxidised outer surface and unevenly oxidised core. The inclusions are a mix of common well sorted small-to medium angluar - rounded flint grit and some some sparse well sorted black sandy specs. Many inclusions have fallen out. The breaks are well rounded, likely due water action. the rim is flat and simply formed. Measurements: 39.93mm wide, 48.36mm high, 12.06mm thick and 26.4g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: WREX-DF5695
Object type: CARVED STONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wrexham
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Limestone block of stone with circular cup marks on two sides, probably dating c. 2500-800BC. The stone itself is broadly shield shaped. On one side is a singular, neatly executed, circular cup mark. On the other side there are two conjoined circular cup marks, which are less well defined. Length: 41cm; width: 39cm; thickness: 19cm. Weight: unknown.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Offa', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C9B2AD
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Middle Bronze Age palstave dating to the period c. 1600 - 1400 BC. The butt end exhibits a large notch and traces of damage. The socket is formed by a set of right angled flanges which flank the flat central area and increase in height towards the centre of the blade where they are joined by a horizontal stop ridge, forming an H in cross-section. The flanges are slightly damaged along the topmost edge on both sides, with pitting on the outward facing sides of each flange. Immediately below the stop ridge is a shield shaped depression. The blade has inward-bowing sides which flare towar…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-8A4099
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
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Flint scraper dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2150 - 800 BC). The object is oval in form with a broadly flat ventral surface and convex dorsal surface. The flint is dark brown in colour with white patches. Formed from a flake, there is a bulb of percussion at one end of the ventral surface. The ventral surface displays scaled short abrupt retouch around three sides. The object is 72.43mm in length, 36.33mm in width and 10.55mm in thickness. It weighs 40.46g.
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-884358
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age socketed spearhead of Davis Group 6 type, dating from c. 1500 to 1300 BC, placing it in the Acton and Taunton phases. These phases correspond with Needham's period 5. The spearhead has a leaf shaped blade, with a pronounced and rounded midrib ridge which runs to the tip of the spear. The tip is now worn and broken, as are the edges of the blade. The blade and midrib cross section is lozenge shaped. The socket is circular in cross section and hollow. The loops are about half way down the socket of the spearhead, these are formed of a narrow re…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-87B648
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Dark grey, appearing brown under transmitted light, flint with cortex; notched scraper. Flake with a broad flake trimmed from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with a bulb at the narrower end of a markedly concave ventral surface. Very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect follows part of one edge to form a notch. The appearance of similar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect is misleading, and arises from adventitious edge-on impacts. The finder kindly cites PUBLIC-7040A5 as a parallel. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC Length: 41.1mm, Width: …
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-767309
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper-alloy side-looped spear of Middle Bronze Age date, c.1550-1250 BC. It fits into the Acton Park or Taunton phases. These phases correspond with Needham's Period 5 (c. 1500 - 1150 BC). The spearhead has a leaf-shaped blade with a pronounced triangular cross-sectioned mid-rib on both faces, giving a lozenge shaped cross-section at the point. The edges of the blade are irregular and highly fragmentary due to corrosion. Some trace of edge bevels are discernable along parts of the blade edge, but it is hard to distinguish these from areas of corrosion. At the base of th…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 18th January 2019
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Record ID: KENT-496FC6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC. Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn. The blade runs in a very shallow convex curve and is heavily abraded, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaining body appears to be undecorated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure although the casting seam is clearly visible . The axehe…
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-4655A8
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A small Middle Bronze Age copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead, 20mm in length, of probable Middle - Late Bronze Age date (c. 1300 - 800 BC). The arrowhead has considerable abrasion and loss to the blade edges and tip, however it is clearly of triangular form. The cross sectional profile is flat, slightly elliptical but without a prominent midrib. The trapezoidal tang is splayed and relatively wide (6.5mm) compared to the overall width of the head (12.6mm).
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-36C4E7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a cast copper-alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date. Only the blade edge survives intact, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The fragment measures 8.94mm long, 30.97 wide and has a maximum thickness of 5.55m. It weighs 3.96g. The fragment is 'D' or crescent shaped in plan with a curved cutting edge, and has a straight inner edge. In cross section this inner edge is a pointed oval. The blade edge thickens evenly either side from the cutting edge towards the main section of the axe. Internally the blade is solid at this point. The blade edge has one small ch…
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: WILT-32D439
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The fragment consists of the point of the blade; it is sub-triangular in plan, with a circular sectioned mid-rib and mid-rib aperture, from which project the wings of the blade. These taper in section into the point. Rest of the spearhead is lost to an old break. Length: 32.1mm; Width: 16.5mm; Thickness: 7.6mm; Weight: 8.44g. Precise typological classification is difficult considering the fragmentary nature of the object, however its form would suggest a Middle or Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-CEA8F1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A Middle to Late Bronze Age palstave axehead of Transitional or Late type, dating to the Penard or Wilburton phase (MBA III to LBA I; 1100 - 900 BC). The stop ridge is almost halfway between cutting edge and butt end (giving a long butt end) and both faces feature a high stop ridge and prominent central mid-rib, the face angled to either side. The butt end has rounded corners, perhaps through damage, and the flanges though damaged at their beginning do not begin for circa half the length of the butt end. Just above the stop ridge, the depth between ridge and face of the butt end is 12.…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Leonards and St. Ives', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-CDFEEC
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Middle Bronze Age (1400-1100 BC) dirk or rapier, 142.6mm in length. The edges of the blade are straight and gradually taper to a rounded point. The butt is trapezoid with a flat rear and concave shoulders. Rivet holes to either side,of the butt, one of which is partially broken, would have secured the hilt. Both rivets are missing and one of the holes is filled with iron concretion. The blade is lozengiform in cross section and has a very low rounded spine. The rounded tip and uneven edge suggest re-sharpening and a prolonged lifetime of use. The surface of the object shows some dama…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-CAB4F0
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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A copper alloy late Bronze Age socketed axehead dating from about 1000 BC - 800 BC. It is of Yorkshire Type (Schmidt & Burgess 1981). The axe has a square, collared socket, from which two faces angle inwards, widening at the point at which they meet to form a slightly curved cutting edge. There is a D-shaped loop positioned just below the collar on one of the triangular side faces. Its top end projects from the moulding that goes round the axe at the top of the ribs of which there are three, spaced evenly across the front, and three on the back face, extending approximately halfway…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: KENT-A83F63
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains intact. The fragment is dark to light green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily worn suggesting while the breaks are moderately worn suggesting they occurred after deposition although not recently. Measurements: 30.54mm long, 25.08mm wide., 11.32m…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: HESH-A4953C
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily eroded and probably miscast palstave axehead of Middle Bronze Age date (1500-1300 BC Needham Period 5 Burgess's Metal Working Stage VIII and IX). The axehead is smooth and water worn being broadly a pointed oval shape in plan and irregular in cross section. The butt and blade are incomplete both having rounded edges. It is possible that the axe may have been broken in antiquity and then been eroded through water / abrasion to form this shape. Alternatively the axe may have never been the standard form and been discarded shortly after being miscast. The upper and lower blade …
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A3DA3F
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A knapped flint core of probable Bronze Age date, c. 2500-1500 BC. The core is sub-rectangular in plan, demonstrating removals from both faces and sides with little apparent care for flake direction and forethought of detachment. Heavily worked down (probably representing the reason for its discard), it is now patinated a yellowy grey colour with some iron staining visible on its surfaces. Preserved in relatively fresh condition, the core measures 71.43mm in length down its longest axis, c. 56.14mm wide at its widest point and 30.8mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 159.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kessingland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-4436A4
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete copper-alloy miniature developed flat axe dating to the late Early/early Middle Bronze Age. The axe has a narrow butt with moderately concave sides. Initially the sides are only slightly flaring but in the last 20% of its length the width increases by another 50% to form the curved cutting edge. In profile, the axe is lenticular with the maximum thickness at the centre of its length. Dimensions: 34.4mm in length, 12.0mm in max.width, 4.2mm in max.thickness and weighs 4.97g. The axe appears to be modelled on the Class 3 non-flanged axe types of Period 2 circa 2100-1900 BC. It…
Created on: Friday 14th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: WREX-116442
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragmentary and abraded undecorated flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200-1900BC). The axe is probably a Migdale type flat axe These are dated to the Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II/III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 c.2250-1900calBC. The flat axe is broadly sub triangular in plan with a narrow butt with side expanding to a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile the axe is broadly lentoid, with tapering ends. In cross section the axe is rectangular. The axe is a mid-green colour with a lot of pitting on the surface. Length: 66.…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mostyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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