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Record ID: WREX-9835AE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy wing flanged axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1300BC). The axe is complete with an overall length of 117.55mm. The axe has two winged flanges which are sub lozenge in form. The main body of the axe extends above these flanges and terminates with two distinctive hooked terminals at the top of the butt. The butt is 25.12mm wide and 6.90mm thick. There is no stop on the septum. The sides of the blade expand moderately and turn-out at the tips to produce a curved blade with a width of 45.37mm. The axe weighs 287.4g. The surface of the axe has a mostly dark green p…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-1BF26F
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy (bronze) casting waste of uncertain date; due to the lack of context and the continuation of casting styles this object could be dated from Bronze Age - Roman period (c. 1500 BC - 450 AD). The casting waste is broadly conical in shape.The base of the object is uneven and rough surface.The other sides of the object are basically smooth and taper to a narrow runner. The casting waste is a dark green colour with an even well formed patina that covers all surfaces. Length: 24.51mm; width: 26.57mm; thickness: 17.67mm; weight: 22g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampole', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-E64E9C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed spearhead, of Middle to Late Bronze Age dating (1500 BC to 700 BC). The spearhead fragment consists of the upper part of the spear and is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with a distinct bi-convex shaped cross section. socket is circular in shape. At the break the socket has an internal diameter of 8,36mm and a depth of 17mm. The blade (sides) and tip of the spearhead are heavily abraded. The spearhead is a mid green colour. Some of the original surface finish remains. Length: 47.55mm; max. width: 18.50mm; max. thickness: 11.06mm; wei…
Created on: Thursday 6th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Atcham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-5157D2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a late Bronze Age, copper alloy socketed axe, probably 1100-750 BC. Some of the original surface remains and has a dark green patina.The cutting edge is badly damaged. Length: 23.25mm; width: 41.34mm; thickness: 11.29; weight: 28.9g
Created on: Thursday 29th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Martin's', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9F314E
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper-alloy tanged chisel or leather working knife of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1000-800BC). The chisel has a tapering square-sectioned tang, which abutts the round-sectioned, collared handle stop of the chisel blade. The collar is 12.2mm by 5.2mm. From the collar the chisel blade, which is broadly triangular in plan, flattens in profile and expands to a very thin cutting edge. The cutting edge is 35.5mm wide. The object is in very good condition and has a mid-brown patina across much of its surface. Tanged chisels, which date from c. 1150-850 BC, are known from sev…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hordley', grid reference and parish protected.


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