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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: NARC-85E2F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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A copper alloy casting jet of Late Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is composed of two conical sprues or flashes with an ovate in plan, the projections are triangular in profile. Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-shaped void below and around the gate piece which had two conical apertures. As they represent re-usable metal, they were often retained and regularly turn up in base metal hoards of the period; see, for example, Treasure case 2006 T36, from Devon. Length: 36.56mm, Width: 44.19…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B738E
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete cast copper-alloy Socketed Hammer, of late Bronze Age date (1000-800BC). The object is rectangular in cross-section, and a tapering sub-rectangular in plan. The sides of the object are slightly bevelled. The hammer in section waisted, expanding into a flared undecorated collar at the socketed end. The socket mouth is sub-rectangular. The hammer tapers sharply from the socket toward the mid-point, before again flaring more gently toward the hammer face. The striking face of the hammer shows evidence of use-wear. The metal has a smooth dark green patina with areas of lighter …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B60BD
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper-alloy Annular Ring of Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is circular, with a sub-circular interior, which measures approximately 16.85mm in diameter. It is covered with dark brown patina and is very smooth and shiny apart from several small areas of corrosion. Similar objects have been found in hoards with socketed axes, such as they example of Balmashanner Fort, Angus (Schmidt & Burgess 1981, plate 152), and YORYM-15AA2D TREASURE CASE : 2014 T442 and LANCUM-6F9525 TREASURE CASE : 2010 T227 Diameter: 30.56mm, Thickness: 7.15mm, Weight: 21.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-878504
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Blade, Dagger or Rapier, of Mid to Late Bronze Age date (1600-800 BC). The object is rectangular in plan and a pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel along the left and right hand edges away from the mid-rib. The upper end has been broken transversely resulting in the loss of the butt end. The lower end tapers to a rounded point. There are some breaks and abrasion to both left and right hand edges. Length: 133.61mm, Width: 22.93mm, Thickness: 6.50mm, Weight: 64.7g. The metal is a dark green in colour with a …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4B1D2C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Unidentified object, possibly a fragment of metalworking debris dating to the Late Bronze Age (1000-800 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in shape with one vertical groove which runs the length of the upper face. The groove creates two rounded ovate ridges. The other side of the object is undecorated and slightly rounded. The object terminates in a transverse beak at either end. The metal is light green in colour with areas of dark green and a predominantly smooth patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: KENT-A1C3D4 Lengt…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: NARC-A547BB
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An amorphic piece of copper alloy Slag of Unknown date (1150 BC-AD 1750). The surface is characterised by lumps and hollows. The slag has a deep green and brown colour with a pitted patina. The back of the object is flatted while the front is convex. Scientific analysis of the elemental composition of the copper alloy would allow a more accurate date to be suggested. Length: 39.86mm, Width: 34.54mm, Thickness: 5.69mm, Weight: 13.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-39B60B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy "Moustache-shaped" object probably of Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age date (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements (both points partially lost), D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their widest point, by a longitudinally recessed oval neck. There are multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face on both domed sides of the object, the tapering lower parts are plain. The two moustache tips or prongs flare slightly outwards and terminate with a small rounded knop. The central neck section of the object is plain and undec…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-399F47
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy Socketed Axehead of Bronze Age date (1150-800 BC). The object is rectangular in shape and it has an L-shaped cross section. The longer of the two retained sides retains the casting seam and a circumferential raised lip. The external shape and the internal mould suggest that the fragment comes from the socketed portion of the object. The metal is green in colour with a pitted and corroded in patina. Length: 28.43mm, Width: 21.90mm, Thickness: 6.29mm, Weight: 4.20g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-39935B
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Blade, Dagger or Rapier, of Mid to Late Bronze Age date (1600-800 BC). The object is rectangular in plan and a pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel along the left and right hand edges away from the mid-rib. The cutting edges have been extensively broken and abraded. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Length: 42.00mm, Width: 16.01mm, Thickness: 4.97mm, Weight: 13.40g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-398382
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Socketed Axehead of Late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC). The retained portion of the object is the cutting edge of the axehead. The blade edge is mostly intact and has a convex curve. The fragment has a broadly rectangular cross-section at the break. The object tapers outward from the cutting edge. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 28.31mm, Width: 8.20mm, Thickness: 4.18mm, Weight: 3.0g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-397413
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy Socketed Axehead of Late Bronze Age date (1150-800 BC). The object is a portion of the haft-end of a socketed axe. The retained fragment is one of the sides of the mouth of the socket. The outer edge of the object has a raised lip with a longitudinal raised mid rib. The metal is a mid-brown in colour with areas of green corrosion. Length: 20.40mm, Width: 18.24mm, Thickness: 5.79mm, Weight: 7.5g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3881A0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Palstave of middle to late Bronze Age date (1500-1150 BC). The item consists of the butt end, of the socketed aspect of the object, designed to fit a wooden handle. The flanges are retained on both sides, tapering into the butt. At the break is transverse, old and abraded. The metal is dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion and pitting. The core of the object, as visible due to the break, is light green and shows signs of active copper corrosion. Length: 28.18mm, Width: 26.97mm, Thickness: 7.61mm, Thickness (with flanges): …
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3834F3
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. The object has two small semi-circular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The right hand barb is missing a portion of its lower edge. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering scaled flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, low angled retouch. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The fli…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3823AB
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The object has two sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. Both dorsal surface retains a large amount of cortex and has short stepped flaking along all edges. The ventral surface has short parallel flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, semi-abrupt retouch. The lithic has some cortex and is therefore a seconda…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-D91ABF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (1500-1200 BC). The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. Both surfaces have covering parallel flaking. The proximal edge retains a small projecting tang and semi-circular notched to either side of the tang. The left and right hand edges have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The dorsal surface has single hinged flake removal. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is grey in colour. Length: 33.35mm, Width: 23.24mm, Thickness: 4.48mm, Weight: 2.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-2C32D7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy "Moustache-shaped" object probably of Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age date (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements (one point partially lost), D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their widest point, by a longitudinally recessed oval neck. There are multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face on both domed sides of the object, the tapering lower parts are plain. The two moustache tips or prongs flare slightly outwards and terminate with a small rounded knop. The central neck section of the object is plain and undeco…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-7EACAD
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and plano-convex in section. The object has one retained, sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang and barb. The distal point, left hand barb and part of the tang is missing. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering stepped flaking. The right hand edge has fine, low angled retouch. The left hand edge has been abruptly blunted. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefor…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: NARC-7E8CE2
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and plano-convex in section. The object has two deep, sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The left hand tang is missing. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering stepped flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, low angled retouch. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint a light orange/brown in c…
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th May 2017
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Record ID: NARC-6E4232
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The object has two small sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a small sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The corresponding left and right hand barbs are small. The dorsal surface has multiple negative scars and the left and right hand edges have rough semi-abrupt retouch. The ventral surface has short parallel flaking along the distal left hand edge. Th…
Created on: Thursday 25th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th May 2017
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Record ID: NARC-6E1ADE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. The object has a sub-triangular notch on the left hand proximal edge, removed by pressure flaking, the right hand edge is missing the same notch and barb. The notches create a broad sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The right hand barb and distal tip are missing. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering parallel flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, low angled retouch. The lithic retains no cor…
Created on: Thursday 25th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th May 2017
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