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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: SF-5A5BF1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1550-1250 BC. This example is of Davis' group 6-'Developed side looped spearheads', probably belonging to the Acton Park or Taunton metalworking phases. The base of the socket is missing along with the edge of one blade wing, but otherwise the spearhead is preserved intact. The socket itself is circular sectioned and extends into the head of the spear for a short distance before becoming solid, retaining most of one socket-loop at its irregularly truncated end. The latter has a broadly lozengiform lo…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Playford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2E161B
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Green's 'Ballyclare' type, dating c. 2500-1500 BC. One barb, the tang and part of the tip are broken away, but otherwise it survives intact. Manufactured on a tertiary flake of fine-grained translucent blackish-brown flint, it is triangular in plan-tapering along its length to a sharp point. The surviving barb is squared off, though due to breakage the form of the tang cannot be ascertained. Covering bifacial pressure-flaked retouch has removed the entirety of the original flake surface on both sides of the object. Preserved in…
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FC997B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy primary (early) Palstave axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age. The axehead belongs to Group I: shield-patterened types, and probably belongs to the Acton Park II or Taunton metalworking assemblages (Burgess' stages VIII and IX), dating c. 1500-1300 BC. Part of the blade is missing, though otherwise the axehead is preserved intact. It is broadly rectangular in plan, with a straight-sided rectangular butt demonstrating an 'H' shaped cross section, recessed septum and incomplete fan-shaped blade. It is lenticular in profile, with the thickest portion of …
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weeley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-EEACBB
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment probably originating from the tip of a Middle to Late Bronze Age dirk or rapier, dating c. 1550-1150 BC. It is triangular in plan and lozengiform in section, each side of the blade demonstrating a raised central rib. The fragment consists the very upper section of the blade, broken at its lower edge in an old irregular truncation and with the extreme tip missing due to an old break which has also bent part of the object sharply. Preserved with a dark brownish green patina with pitted surfaces, it survives to a length of 38.01mm, 11.47mm wide at …
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bressingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F59C95
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy socketed chisel of Late Bronze Age date and probable Ewart Park metalworking phase attribution c. 900-750 BC. In form it is very similar in appearance to socketed axes, though the small size of this object heavily infers that function as a chisel is far more likely. The socket mouth is widened and circular in plan, tapering slightly to the midpoint of the object before expanding outwards again towards the flared working end of the object. Preserved in good condition with an even greyish-coloured metal and encrustations covering some portions of the object, …
Created on: Thursday 12th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-39BEF0
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a socketed spearhead of Late Bronze Age date, c. 1000-800 BC. The fragment represents a section across the midrib and blade wings (giving an overall lozengiform section) around two thirds of the way up the blade, truncated irregularly at its top and bottom edges as well as missing one side of its midrib in an old break. Preserved in somewhat poor condition, it survives to a maximum length of 17.68mm long, 21.35mm wide, and 8.27mm thick at the midrib. It weighs 5.31g. Due to its fragmentary state, this object cannot be attribute…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isleham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C250C7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a socketed axehead of probable Late Bronze Age date, c. 1000-800 BC and belonging to the Ewart Park metalworking assemblage. Only the cutting edge of the axe survives with the very base of the socket, the rest of the object truncated in an irregular old break. In section it is triangular, while in plan the blade is convex and flared. No casting seams on the sides of the axe are visible, though these may be obscured by corrosion. Preserved in fair condition with some encrustations, it survives to a maximum length of 26.91mm, 46.70mm wide between the edges of …
Created on: Thursday 29th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beck Row', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2FE567
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete struck flint tertiary flake of probable later Prehistoric date, c. 4000-1150 BC. Broadly sub-triangular in plan, it has been struck from a core of mottled light grey flint and demonstrating a small patch of creamy white cortex at its distal end, the flake demonstrates two arrises on its dorsal face, a sub-lenticular platform, and a neatly prominent bulb of percussion on its ventral face suggesting hard-hammer removal. Preserved in fresh condition, it measures 37.15mm in length, 23.94mm wide at its midpoint, and 5.07mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 5.62g. Lithics out …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Levington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DDFF40
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy casting jet of probable Middle or Late Bronze Age date, dating c. 1550-750 BC. It consists an inverted sub-conical plug which bifurcates on its lower edge into two obliquely angled circular-sectioned arms, flattened on their outer faces. Preserved in good condition with an even green patina, it survives to a height of of 14.17mm when stood on its end, its body being 24.84mm in diameter by 8.04mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 25.18g. Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-s…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Assington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-761FF6
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy spiral ring of probable later Prehistoric date, perhaps Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500-1150 BC) and possibly of the 'ornament horizon'. It is circular in plan, with worn breaks at each end where the rest of the object has broken away. It consists a circular sectioned piece of metal which has been coiled into a spiral of around two and a quarter turns. Preserved in good condition with a deep brown patina characteristic of much Bronze Age metalwork, it measures 36.57mm in diameter, c. 4.25mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 23.23g. A similar object has b…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chippenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E22FA9
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy probable socketed axehead or socketed unlooped chisel, if the former perhaps of the Taunton-Hademarschen type (Dot Boughton pers. comm) dating c. 1550-1150 BC. Part of the socket mouth and internal body of the axehead are missing in old damage, though otherwise it is preserved relatively intact. The socket itself is circular in plan, with a prominent mouth-moulding and the remains of casting flashes set above these. Part of one side of the socket is missing in an irregular old break with apparently active corrosion products visible on its surface. Below …
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hockwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E21E0E
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a tanged knife of probale Middle Bronze Age date, c. 1550-1150 BC. The tip of the handle and most of the blade are missing in old damage. The handle has raised flanges at its sides and flares outwards down its length, with the remains of a circular aperture visible at its upper edge. The side-flanges disappear with the start of the blade, which is broadly lenticular in section with slight raised ribs at each side, truncating irregularly around a third of the way down its original length as a result of old damage. Preserved in fa…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fordham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-80BE35
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a probable Ewart Park socketed gouge of Late Bronze Age date, c. 1000-800 BC. Only the lower edge of the gouge survives, consisting the working end of the object, with almost all of its upper socketed section broken away in old damage. It is circular in section, tapering to form a chisel-like edge with a broadly 'V' shaped deep recess in one side. Casting seams are visible on both sides of the object, though these are now somewhat eroded. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 33.31m…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-325CB8
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and highly corroded copper-alloy probable unlooped palstave type axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC, perhaps of the Acton Park II metalworking assemblage. The butt and most of the blade have broken away in old damage, though otherwise the axehead is preserved relatively intact. It is broadly rectangular in plan and section, demonstrating a profile which thickens towards the midpoint of the object before thinning again as the axe flares outwards slightly towards the blade end, with parallel sides and a presumably originally convex cutting edge (now lo…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9AB793
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a sword dating to the Ewart Park metalworking phase of the Late Bronze Age, dating c. 1000-800 BC. The fragment consists the tip of the hilt and upper section of the handle, the latter flaring outwards towards its apex and being broadly 'H' shaped in section due to prominent raised marginal ridges which appear on both sides of the object. The lower surviving edge of the object demonstrates a partial circular perforation, which is incomplete due to an irregular truncation which has removed the rest of the handle and blade. Preser…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0FB985
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy tanged razor of probable Late Bronze Age date and unusual form, c. 1150-800 BC. The razor demonstrates a leaf-shaped lenticular sectioned blade, the sides of which have suffered some minor losses due to post-depositional damage. The bade tapers towards its rear edge, where there are two trunnion-like projections marking the beginnings of the tang, after which the remainder of the handle flattens out before tapering further and bifurcating in what is possibly the base of a terminal loop (though this section of the object is broken away in old damage). Pre…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-109C22
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy Picardy type pin dating to the 'Ornament Horizon' (late Taunton/early Penard metalworking phases) of the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1400-1250 BC. The pin demonstrates a cup-shaped head with a deep recess in its upper edge designed to accomodate an insert (now missing), while the sides of the head towards its lower edge are decorated with two transverse collars and a repeating 'nicked' design at its base. Underneath the head, the circular-sectioned neck of the pin narrows abruptly before swelling prominently and then tapering steadily along its length to a sharp-…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FDD03E
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed axehead dating to the Late Bronze Age (probably Ewart Park metalworking stage), c. 1000-800 BC. In profile the axe is broadly triangular, with a square-sectioned socket and flaring crescentic blade. Only around half the axe survives, consisting the lower section of the body, blade and cutting edge, with the upper body and socket broken away in an old oblique truncation. In addition to this, one edge of the blade is also missing due to old damage. In the upper broken edge on one face of the axe, there is a deep cut where the metal seems to have …
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Saturday 6th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nettlestead', grid reference and parish protected.


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