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Record ID: DUR-88691D
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy dirk dating from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300BC. Related to dirks with ill- or poorly defined butts or possible damaged butts (because of rehafting) (Burgess and Gerloff 1981, nos. 217-266). The dirk survives in good condition with an even olive green patina covering most of the surface. There are some patches of corrosion in the centres and towards the butt ends on both obverse and reverse and there is damage around the outside edges. The rivets are missing and there is considerable damage around the rivet holes. The olive patinated surface is smooth: the …
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton Parish area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-B29ED3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete(?) cast copper-alloy object, dating from the Bronze Age to the Post-medieval periods. The object comprises a sub-rectangular convex plate with rounded corners, to the reverse of which a further smaller protruding plate has been attached at a right angle to the larger plate. This smaller plate is again sub-rectangular with rounded upper/outer corners, and flares slightly toward the base were it is welded to the main plate. A small groove has been cut laterally across the centre of the upper edge of this smaller plate. The object is otherwise undecorated, with no perforati…
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: DUR-4E1468
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: A complete cast copper-alloy socketed hammer, probably dating the late Bronze Age 'Ewart Park' phase (c.900-800 BC). Whilst the hammer is sub-rectangular in cross-section, viewed in plan from above the hammer is rectangular, and the convex sides are sub-rectangular. The hammer is section waisted, expanding into a flared collar, with four concentric grooves (or three bands or 'ribs') encircling the base of the flared socket end. The socket mouth is sub-circular whilst the interior void appears to taper toward the hammer end. Casting lines running along the upper and l…
Created on: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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