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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: DENO-6930AA
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
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A piece of flint debitage probably of middle/late Bronze Age date (c. 1600 - c. 800 BC). Flint, pale grey, opaque, all surfaces covered with pale orange-yellow patina. Red iron staining on both faces suggesting movement within a river. Broadly triangular in plan with one convex edge and curved corners; trapezoidal in cross-section. Tertiary working, hard hammer: the ventral face has a large bulb of percussion at the proximal end. Possible short, scaled, semi abrupt retouch on small areas of the edge of ventral face, but this may be ancient damage. Overall, the object measures 38.7 mm
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
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Record ID: DENO-D366D7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
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An incomplete copper tanged dagger from the Copper Age/Beaker Period (c. 2500 - c. 2300 BC), missing its point and the end of its tang. The blade is broadly triangular and has a flat, pointed-oval cross-section. There is a ridge along the edge of the blade, where it was hammered to sharpen the edge. At the tang end the blade narrows sharply from 35.6 mm wide to 14.1 mm wide and then the tang projects from there and tapers gradually, measuring 11.4 mm wide at the break. The tang has a rectangular cross-section. Overall, the dagger measures 114.6 mm long, 35.6 mm wide and 6.7 mm thic…
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: DENO-9399FF
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A chert thumbnail scraper of the Chalcolithic/Beaker period (c. 2400 - c. 2200 BC). Chert, opaque, mostly beige with cream and brown patches. Roughly circular in shape and D-shaped to pointed oval in cross-section. Tertiary flake, soft hammer. Retouch (short, sub-parallel, abrupt) on dorsal face. Length: 24.1mm; width: 22.3mm; thickness: 7.4mm; weight: 4.76g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017
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Record ID: DENO-76ED57
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete barbed and tanged arrowhead, dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age (c.2400-c.1000 BC). The arrowhead is made of flint that is transluscent brown. The arrowhead is broadly triangular with a lozenge-shaped cross-section. The arrowhead is a tertiary flake. Both dorsal and ventral faces show retouch (invasive, sub-parallel, low angle). Similar retouch is seen between the barbs and the tang. The tip and one of the barbs are missing. Overall, it measures 27.9mm long, 22.5mm wide and 5.9mm thick. It weighs 2.73g.
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: DENO-205757
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). The axehead is a Group I (shield-pattern) type from the Acton Park phase of Bronze Age metalwork, distinguished by its shield-shaped decoration below the stop ridge. Overall, the palstave axehead measures c.158mm long, 71.2mm wide and 34.5mm thick. It weighs over 500g (the object was recorded at an event and the only scales available measured up to 500g).
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
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Record ID: DENO-F04750
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy Bronze Age dagger. It is lentoid in cross-section and has a slim blade ending in a rounded tip. The edges of the blade are bevelled and flare out towards the tang. It has two semicircular notches for rivets to attach a handle. The surface has a dark green patina and shows considerable wear or damage. Bronze Age daggers date from circa 2000 to circa 1400 BC. The dimensions are: length 71.5mm, overall width 30.1mm, thickness 5.1mm. The blade measures 14.1mm wide. It weighs 35.1g.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
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Record ID: DENO-557DA5
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A plano-covex knife of Early Bronz Age date (c.2350-c.1400 BC). Flint, brownish-grey, translucent, thin cortex covers most of dorsal surface. Broadly D-shaped in plan and cross-section. Primary flake, hard hammer. Dorsal surface has retouch (short, parallel, low angle to semi-abrupt) along right edge and part of the left. The knife measures 37.5mm long, 19.2 mm wide and 6.8mm thick. It weighs 4.42g.
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: DENO-F70BF6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy Late Bronze Age spearhead (c.900-c.800 BC), missing a fragment from the rim of its socket. The spearhead has a flame-shaped blade with a stepped, bevelled edge cast into the blade. It has two cast peg holes through the centre of its socket which is conical. As the socket tapers, it forms the midrib. The rim of the socket is broken; an old break, possibly caused by the 'ritual killing' of the spear (a common practice in the Bronze Age). The edge of the blade has suffered some erosion and there is a small dent in the midrib, but otherwise the spearhead is i…
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
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Record ID: DENO-297033
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete barbed and tanged arrowhead, dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age (c.2400-c.1000 BC). The arrowhead is made of flint that is transluscent brown. The arrowhead is broadly triangular with a lozenge-shaped cross-section. The arrowhead is a tertiary flake. Both dorsal and ventral faces show retouch (invasive, sub-parallel, low angle). Similar retouch is seen between the barbs and the tang. One of the barbs is missing. Overall, it measures 37.7mm long, 17.6mm wide and 4.8mm thick. It weighs 2.36g.
Created on: Friday 11th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 13th April 2017
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Record ID: DENO-6C055B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Late Bronze Age (c.1150-c.600 BC) pegged, socketed spearhead, missing the rim of its socket. Overall, the spearhead measures 50.7mm long, 24.5mm wide and 19.9mm thick. It weighs 24.20g. The spearhead is small (stumpy). It has a short kite-shaped blade measuring 37.3mm long. The edges of the blade expand to a maximum of 5.1mm away from the midrib. The midrib extends to the tip of the blade. The midrib contains the socket for the spear's shaft, which is conical and expands rapidly towards the socket opening. The socket measures 35mm in depth and the opening…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 26th July 2016
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Record ID: DENO-E393A1
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Treasure Case: 2015 T531 Circumstances: Found while searching with a metal detector scattered over an area of 10 - 20 metres squared. Dating: Early to Late Bronze Age Description Fragments of a flanged flat axe, two socketed axes, five pieces of casting waste (including a notable pouring cup), and an unidentified object with ancient patina of possible Bronze Age date. 1. Fragment of flat axe. The surfaces of the axe are very badly eroded, with pitting across the surfaces and only some patches of the original surfaces left. The axe is broken and the break appears ancient…
Created on: Tuesday 21st July 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-94C668
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Middle to Late Bronze Age (c.1500-c.800 BC) spearhead, missing the socket as well the tip and lower part of the blade. Overall, the fragment measures 43mm long and 16 mm wide. The fragment is triangular in shape and has a longitudinal rib along its centre.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-FBB1A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age (c.1600-c.1000 BC) spearhead missing its tip and part of its socket. Overall, the spearhead measures 51.2mm long, 11.4mm wide and 7.8mm thick. It weighs 10.57g. The spear head is bent (possibly deliberately) so that it curves slightly towards the tip. The blade is worn but it appears to have had fairly straight cutting edges. The midrib extends from the socket all the way along the blade and is lozengiform in cross-section. The socket is circular and measures 5.5mm in diameter at the break. There are two small lumps on the outer edge of the…
Created on: Friday 9th January 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Garston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-4A155B
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy early Bronze Age (c.1800-c.1600 BC) flanged axehead. The axehead measures c.130mm long and c.75mm wide. The blade is roughly semi-circular in shape and the shaft and butt form a broadly rectangular shape. The axhead has raised flanges along its long edges. There is a trace of a slight transverse ridge across the face of the centre of the axehead which may have been designed to prevent the axe from splitting the handle. The axe appears quite worn and the surface, especially of the blade, is pitted.
Created on: Thursday 13th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: LIN-7112CE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A body sherd from a ceramic Early Bronze Age (c.2350-c.1500 BC) vessel. The fabric is fairly hard and reddish buff on the outer half to black on the inner half. There are occasional black/dark grey inclusions. Overall the sherd measures 25.9mm long, 19.2mm wide and 9.0mm thick. It weighs 4.07g. The outer surface is has four lines of decoration, formed by impressing a cord into the clay.
Created on: Monday 15th September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 29th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-F1C06A
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment of a late-Bronze Age (c.1150-c.700 BC) gouge, missing all but its functional tip. Overall, the fragment measures 27.8mm long, 14.4mm wide and 9.9mm thick. It weighs 11.32g. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan with a rounded end, sub-triangular in profile with a rounded hypotenuse edge, and U-shaped in section. The broken edge has a sub-oval intentation showing that the complete gouge was hollow up to this point.
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sleaford area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-4783D6
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure reference number 2014 T588: a hoard of 9 copper alloy late-Bronze Age (c.1150-c.700 BC) objects consisting of five complete socketed axeheads, one fragment of a socketed axehead, a complete gouge, an incomplete gouge and a piece of casting waste. 1). Socketed axehead. Length: 77.8mm. Width: 35.3mm. Thickness: 51.0mm. Weight: 187.95g. Rectangular sectioned. Internal measurements of mouth: 22.7mm by 25.0mm. Three ribs on each face equally spaced between each edge, third of the length of the blade. Flared crescentic cutting edge. 2). Socketed axehead. Length: 87.0mm. Width…
Created on: Monday 1st September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Legsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-90C6B9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy late-Bronze Age (c.1000-c.800 BC) sword. The fragment is part of the blade. It measures 15.8mm long, 13.3mm wide and 2.6mm thick. It weighs 1.91g. It is lozengiform in section. The fragment is very worn along its edges, but the angle of its unbroken edges suggest that the fragment is from a narrow bladed weapon, such as a rapier.
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-E56CED
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumb nail scraper of late-Neolithic to early-Bronze Age date (c.2500-c.1500 BC). The scraper is knapped from Lincolnshire flint, which is mottled grey-buff in colour with small lighter patches across both faces. The flint is opaque and there are a couple of patches of iron staining on the dorsal face. The scraper is sub-circular in plan and broadly lozengiform in section. There is long, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch along the distal, left and right edges of the dorsal face. There is no retouch on the ventral face. Overall the scraper measures 32.5mm long, 30.6mm wide and 8.6…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-AC327E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumb nail scraper of late-Neolithic to early-Bronze Age date (c.2500-c.1500 BC). The flint is mostly dark grey in colour with a small buff area along the distal end of the ventral face. The flint is opaque and there is brownish-white cortex on the dorsal face. The scraper is sub-circular in plan and broadly D-shaped in section. There is invasive, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch along the distal, left and right edges of the dorsal face. There is no retouch on the ventral face. Overall the scraper measures 25.8mm long, 24.9mm wide and 10.0mm thick. It weighs 7.18g.
Created on: Monday 7th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 21st July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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