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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on both faces,…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-BD8BD2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early - Middle Bronze Age flint plano-convex knife dating to the period c. 2350 - 1500 BC. Hard hammer struck tertiary flake. It exhibits four narrow negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral surface is missing the blub of percussion and exhibits a series of closely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. The distal end has been retouched on both the dorsal and ventral face, with three flakes removed from each face. One mesal edge exhibits prssure flaked semi-invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is a mottled dark grey. See: Clarke, T.G.D, 1932, "The Date of the Plano-Con…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B061B6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead of probable Middle - Late Bronze Age date (c. 1600 - 701 BC). One barb is missing and the other is incomplete due to old damage. The tang is slightly fluted on both faces, although the fluting is slightly asymmetrical between the two faces. The notches between the barbs and tang are slightly indented on one face. Both faces exhibit a central longitudinal mid-rib, giving a lozengiform cross-section. Stuart Needham, having examined a photograph of another Norfolk example (NMS-477E93), commented: "It is interesting to learn of yet anoth…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5E3BC2
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances: Found whilst digging trenches through a paddock for gas pipes. No further objects were recovered at the time of discovery, however, the finder states that in recent years the owners have had substantial amounts of topsoil added to level the site. Description: Complete gold Middle Bronze Age four flange twisted bar torc. The main bar has been cut longitudinally to create an X-shaped cross-section and has been twisted relatively evenly. The hoop has been slightly distorted and a number of the crests of the twist have been bent or otherwise damaged. At either end of the tw…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-B0FEF9
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances of Discovery: Hoard found during metal detecting 'on stubble', the top of the deposit recorded as being -38cm, and the bottom -50cm. All artefacts found at the above grid reference, however two groups of fragments were found in the 'general area' (Nos. 36-37, below). Description: A hoard of 37 copper alloy objects found during the course of metal detecting. It is likely that this assemblage was disturbed before it was discovered as two fragments were found separate from the others, this also raises the possibility that these artefacts are part of a larger disturbed hoard…
Created on: Monday 20th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wood Dalling', grid reference and parish protected.


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