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Record ID: WILT-92DF35
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rim fragement of prehistoric pottery, probably Bronze Age or Iron Age in date. It measures 41x37.5x11mm and weighs 26.1g. The fabric has large chalk inclusions.
Created on: Sunday 7th October 2007
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-9BA0E6
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swindon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of probably pre-Roman, Late Bronze Age/ Iron Age (1150 BC - 100 AD) coarse earthenware vessel with crushed flint and grog temper. It is from quite a thick-walled vessel. Measures 18.83x17.90x10.93mm and weighs 2.93g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-F1CD35
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Bronze Age decorated bronze awl, measuring 54.65mm in length and weighing 3.41g. Its max.width is 4.77mm and its max.thickness 3.25mm. From a central point rectangular in section and 3.84x3.25mm, the awl narrows in one direction to a squarish sectioned point, 1.43x1.85mm. In the other direction over c.18mm from the centre, it widens and thins to 4.77x2.93mm before narrowing sharply to a pointed end 1.11x1.71mm. On one face only and passing the widest point almost to its nearest end and the same distance in the other direction, is a wide and deep groove c.14mm long. On either side, …
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-739705
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age (1000 – 700 BC) cast bronze faceted Socketed Axehead of type Gillespie, sometimes known as ‘baggy axe’. It measures 83.62mm in length and weighs 213.39g. The axe has a faceted, short, broad and baggy body with a gentle curve at the sides extending into a flared trumpet shaped mouth at one end and expanded cutting edge at the other. Both cutting edge and mouth are of similar width, making the axehead rather symmetrical. The mouth is circular in shape and measures c.43mm in diameter. It has a deep flaring collar which has a moulded rim at the edge. The socket is r…
Created on: Tuesday 27th October 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: WILT-C4C954
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age (1400-1150 BC) socketed axehead, missing part of one side (old damage). It measures 120.40mm in length and weighs 183.55g. Possibly a very worn socketed axe of Taunton-Hademarschen type. The socket end is square in shape, measuring 26.14x27.16mm (internal dimensions 18.82x19.17mm). Two adjacent edges are intact while one other is cracked and worn and the fourth has four pit-like hollows (possibly a result of air bubbles in the casting process). The thin cracked edge is 1.99mm thick while its opposite is 4.83mm. The pitted edge is 4.19mm thick, its oppos…
Created on: Tuesday 13th July 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS549
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
?MBA Fragment, less than half, of a lozenge-sectioned ring, ext. diam.75mm. Perhaps from the head, or even from the shaft of a quoit-headed pin.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NARBOROUGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6960B5
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age cast copper alloy quoit-headed pin comprising a large, disc/ring shaped head and incomplete pin. The pin is sub-circular in section towards the tip. Towards the head end, the pin is flattened, leading into the flattened ring of the head. The head is decorated with a series of incised lines around its inner and outer edge. The design of this pin-head is reminiscent of the sun-disc design common on later bronze age artefacts. c.1200 - 900 BC.
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stradsett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS1380
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
?LBA/ BA incomplete penannular gold ring, made of gold sheet surrounding a core of an unknown material. One end is sealed while the other (broken) shows the section of gold sheet surrounding the core. Weighs 3.22g, diam. 15mm, diam of core 4mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SKEYTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS743
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
??BA/IA Gold short length of oval-sectioned (5x5mm) bar, hammered broad sides, longitudinal striations on curved shot sides, granular breaks, fragment 12mm long, weight 4.07g.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'TROWSE WITH NEWTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-89AE12
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of six objects of Bronze Age date: The rapier is fragmentary, worn and lentoid in cross-section at the old break, 9.74x2.15mm. It is roughly parallel-sided, narrowing to a rounded point at the other end 0.98mm thick. On both faces the fragment has a broad flat central mid-rib. The edges are worn with patina missing. The patina is mostly intact on the faces (dark green in colour and shiny) with some patches missing. Measures 31.65x9.75x2.15mm and weighs 2.5g. Spearhead 1 comprises the tip only, which is triangular in shape with chamfered edges on both faces. It measures 18.…
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-A573B6
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A dispersed Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 4 fragments of socketed axehead, one ring, one ?pointer, fragment of metal working debris. 1) Cutting edge of socketed axehead, hammer depression on face at break, splayed cutting edge, sides triangular in cross-section with worn-down casting flashes. Old breaks. 57.59x26.67x10.82mm, internal socket 34.85x4.82x12.85mm, 37.17g. 2) Fragment of socketed axehead consisting of a corner of the body. Old breaks. 17.01x15.79x5.92mm, 4.83g. 3) Fragment of socketed axehead consisting of a corner of one face and one side, the face has…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hindon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-458B40
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Three fragmentary Bronze Age objects, an addenda to hoard 2010 T647. 1. A very worn spearhead tip, with almost all the blade either side of the central socket missing/ broken. The socket is circular in cross-section and measures 9.51mm at the break (internal 5.97mm). The metal is rather thinner to one side (face of the spear) than the other. The blade is c.3.5mm thick along the breaks, all of which are recent-ish. The point is very worn and damaged, missing its original tip (it is now 5.34x4.15mm). Where the original patina survives, it is smooth, shiny and brown with some pitting. …
Created on: Tuesday 11th October 2011
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-0CE335
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age (1150-750 BC) gold-plated penannular ring, measuring 18.99x17.55x7.05mm and weighing 9.90g. It is oval in cross section (6.67x6.45mm at the centre), narrowing a little to the terminals (6.21x5.47mm and 6.14x5.55mm). Copper alloy concretion partially covers the surface and has leached from the copper alloy core. The gold plating is rather worn but decorative banding is just visible, slightly raised from the surface.
Created on: Friday 4th March 2011
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F0E763
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement (probably) and probably Bronze Age in date. It measures 48x21.3x9.5mm and weighs 11.01g. Both right and left dorsal edges have rough working along them, with a crude notch at the right side of the dorsal distal end. The flint has almost 100% heavy patination.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-F127C1
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Bronze Age, flake and subsequent crude implement. It is roughly triangular in shape with the dorsal distal end being a point. The left dorsal edge has a slim nothc and some light working. The top right dorsal edge has some light working. Measures 50.2x48.2x17.6mm and weighs 37.88g. The flint is light grey in colour with c.10% heavy patination. It has several spots of cortex, c.5%.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-F14D45
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age arrowhead of Green's Sutton type, measuring 20.5mm in length and max.17.2mm wide. It is 3.9mm thick. The tang and the right dorsal barb are damaged, showing a grey flint beneath the 100% heavy white patination. The dorsal face has been heavily flaked while the ventral face is worked only at the right and left edges. The arrowhead weighs 0.85g.
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-E83868
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Bronze Age socketed axehead with rib decoration. The fragment measures 18x11.7x(max)3.1mm,(min.2)mm and weighs 2.50g. The fragment is from the main body of the axe. The 'inside' surface is flat while the outisde ever-so-slightly sloping either side of the rib, which is 2.9mm wide and 0.5mm high. Socketed axeheads date from c.1100 BC to c.700 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cricklade area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-052432
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age (2150 BC - 1500 BC) polished knife, measuring 98.53mm in length and weighing 35.07g. It is 34.45mm in maximum width at the centre, narrowing at either end to a rounded point at the distal (3.44mm thick) and 15.57mm wide blunt at the proximal. The left dorsal edge has polishing at the mesial point, c.12.5mm in length. Above and below the edge has been pressure-flaked with large-ish flakes. The dorsal distal end has smaller, steeper pressure-flaking, continuing onto the top right dorsal edge. Below is another area of polished edge, 26mm long. This is interrupted at…
Created on: Friday 15th January 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
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Record ID: WILT-223B13
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Middle Bronze Age bronze Rapier of Burgess and Gerloff Group IV (The Dirks and Rapiers of Great Britain and Ireland, Prähistorische Bronzefund IV 7), cf. Type Appleby with a broad flat mid-rib. It measures 62.58x(max)13.48x3.30mm and weighs 7.80g. The fragment consists of the tapering tip of the rapier only, the point of which is worn and pitted. The remainder of the fragment has a shiny, smooth dark green patina. The fragment is bending slightly in profile. In cross-section at the broken end, which is slightly narrowed to 12.25mm, the rapier is pointed-oval. Rapi…
Created on: Monday 4th January 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Woodford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-47CFF6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Bronze Age bronze socketed axehead, consisting of part of the mouth and body below, on both part of a face and part of a side. It measures 22.96x21.93x(max)6.21mm and weighs 8.2g. The mouth (6.21mm thick) has single moulding with a rib below from which extends at least two vertical ribs before the (old) breaks. The lip seems a little more prominent on the face as opposed to the side, with a casting imperfection extending just below. Axes with rib decoration date to the Ewart Park and Llynfawr phases, 900-700 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2010
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
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