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Record ID: NMS-91FB76
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete copper alloy spiral-twisted torc dating to the Taunton and Penard 'Ornament Horizon' metalwork phases of the Middle Bronze Age, circa 1400-1150 BC. The present 73mm diameter annular shape is formed from circular-section bronze rod which has been twisted into a spiral. The ends slightly overlap and both have been broken in antiquity. On one of the broken ends the twist and cross-section begins to taper-off suggesting that the break is close to a missing hooked-end terminal. The other end is an abrupt break across full twist and cross-section. The evidence strongly suggests th…
Created on: Saturday 7th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-3E0EEC
Object type: FERRULE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible ferrule, bead or ring from the late Bronze Age. The ring was found relatively close to a Bronze Age chisel of Ewart Park/Llyn Fawr date (NMS-523D79) and matches it very closely in colouration and patina. The object is 9.5mm long and annular in cross section with a 17mm outside diameter. One end is flat but the other is curved on its outside edge diameter and slightly lipped internally. The lipping is coincident with a flattened cross section suggesting it has been impacted at these points. With this exception the object has a smooth moulded surface suggesting it h…
Created on: Thursday 21st September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-523D79
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper Alloy Late Bronze Age socketed gouge. The gouge has a circular mouth (17mm outside diameter) and single raised flanged collar at the opening. In plan it tapers over the majority of its 84.5mm length but flares out in the final 15mm to form a C-shaped cross-section cutting edge. The cutting edge extends back in a V-shaped flute to restore the full circular section around 12mm short of the mouth of the gouge. Casting seams are evident on either side of the gouge which are set in the horizontal plane when the flute is placed uppermost. The socket contains extensive remains of the w…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Horncastle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E126C2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age body sherd (now fractured in two) from a Beaker culture pot. The sherd is too small to establish the exact form of the original vessel. The exterior surface is an oxidised dull pale-orange colour with an almost black core. There is surface decoration consisting of two rows (or possibly columns), each of 180 degree laterally-opposed comb-impressed crescents. The material is very friable with a biscuit-like consistency. Weight 11.57g. Circa 2300-1700 BC.
Created on: Thursday 19th May 2016
Last updated: Saturday 3rd September 2016
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Record ID: NMS-4CEB2B
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of penannular copper alloy middle Bronze Age spiral twisted torc. The fragment is 68.5mm long, 54mm of which is comprised of a twisted spiral with curved peaks (5.8mm thick) and troughs (4.5mm thick), and the remainder is narrowed to a circular section (3.2mm in diameter). The fragment has a dark green to black patina with old breaks at either end. Based on the curvature of this fragment the estimated original diameter of the whole torc would be approximately 220mm. The find is paralleled by examples found in the 'Near Lewes' hoard in 2011 cf. SUSS-C5D042 which date to the mi…
Created on: Sunday 15th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Goring', grid reference and parish protected.


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