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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: GLO-E82DE1
Object type: VOTIVE MODEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A complete Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age copper alloy Votive Model of a miniature wheel dated to c. 1000-500 BC. The wheel is circular in plan with a trapezoidal shaped 'axel' from which four spokes radiate before joining the outer rim. The rim of the wheel and the spokes are rectangular in cross section. There is a circular perforation in the centre of the axle which appears to have been drilled. The upper corners of the model are slightly rounded while the reverse are angular. On the record for HESH-C53CF4, which is very similar to this example, Peter Reavill writes: "This fo…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: GLO-6A0135
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Bronze Age flint knife. There is a large bulb of percussion on the ventral side with large ripples covering the rest of the surface. The dorsal side has two ridges that converge near the tip. On the left side are direct, short, semi-abrupt retouch. There is a patina forming on the flint but this has been removed where retouched and exposing light brown flint underneth.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-EA7229
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy socketed spearhead fragment that dates to the middle Bronze Age. The socket of the spearhead has a diameter of 17mm and an aperture of 12.5mm. From the base, the stem of the socket gently narrows to a 12mm diameter, at this point the stem connects with the head of the spear. Unfortunately the head is truncated resulting in only the vary base of the blades surviving, but enough survives to suggest the head would have been leaf-shaped. Halfway down the socket, on both sides, is a shallow convex projecting loop that has a very narrow rectangular aperture (currently infilled…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: GLO-435535
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Flint side scraper on a secondary flake. This is a flat flake with several flaking scars on the dorsal and a large bulb of percussion on the ventral. There is a shallow concave notch that runs down the top half of the right side that has direct, abrupt, flake removal. This is a mid brown flint with darker and lighter patches and two small patches of cortex still present on both sides.
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: GLO-60C78D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
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~~Late Neolithic- Bronze Age side and end scraper. This has the remains of a large bulb of percussion on the dorsal and only slight blub remaining on the ventral. Running around the forward and left side are direct, abrupt, scaled retouch creating a curved working edge. Creamy patina starting to form over a dark brown and patchy grey flint.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: GLO-3F7F09
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~An incomplete copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). This has a hollow bulbous body one end of which narrows to a fine point giving an overall tear drop shape. To the side of the wider end is a hole 9mm long by 5mm wide. The wider body of the object has fine latitudinal lines the run around its circumference with only the pointed tip remaining undecorated. These moustache-like objects are thought to date from the Middle Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age, after the discovery of one in the Salisbury Hoard (Stead…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: GLO-FDF733
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy socketed spearhead fragment that dates to the middle to late Bronze Age. This is the tip of the spearhead and has a pronounced spine running down its centre that is circular in cross-section, this is flanked by thin blades that taper to a fine point. The rear of the spear is truncated resulting in the loss of the socket and rear section of the blades.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: GLO-7577AB
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Item 1 A Late Bronze Age socketed axe of the 'Yorkshire' type (Schmidt & Burgess 1981, 223-39). The interior of the socket has a sub-square shape with rounded corners and measures 32x30 at the aperture. The socket of the axe is a flared trumpet shaped that narrows to a raised collar that runs around its base. On one sided of the collar is a circular raised nodule (7mm in diameter), the remains of the casting sprue/feed . Below the collar is the body of the axe is rectangular in cross section with angled corners. On both faeces three short straight ribs with pointed terminals emanate …
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: GLO-487098
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Hollow scraper on a secondary flake of chert. This has 20% cortex on one side, there is one arise on the dorsal and a large bulb of percussion on the ventral. On the right side is a small concave notch 9mm long that has direct, scaled, abrupt retouch. Opposite on the top third of the left side has direct semi-abrupt, short retouch. Reddish-brown chert with lighter speckles.
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-1DD6F5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint that is a probable hollow scraper on a secondary flake. This is a small rough flake that has 40% cortex on the bottom left side of the dorsal, the bulb of percussion is missing from the ventral but pronounced ripples are present. The flat distal side has inverse, abrupt, retouch; on the left of this side is a small notch (5mm long) that has inverse, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. Light grey flint with a thin speckled creamy patina forming; the retouch has removed this patina.
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-1A2B92
Object type: BORER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint borer on a secondary flake. There is about 15% cortex at the proximal end. Large bulb of percussion on the ventral and multiple flaking scars on the dorsal side. The distal end is pointed and retouched, this retouch extends a third of the way down the left side but is localised to the point on the right. The retouch on both sides is direct, semi-abrupt and has removed the creamy-grey patina that has formed over the whole of the item exposing dark grey flint underneath.
Created on: Tuesday 9th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 12th May 2017
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Record ID: GLO-CE0E35
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Early-Bronze Age flint Plano- convex knife. Traces of a bulb of percussion are visible on the ventral side, however, the main portion of the bulb has been removed by a single flake that has a negative Bulb of percussion. The dorsal side has a single ridge that runs down the centre this has flanked by direct, covering, scaled flaking scars that range from low angled at the proximal end to semi-abrupt at the distal end. This is a light brown flint with creamy/grey speckles.
Created on: Thursday 30th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: GLO-BD4657
Object type: CORE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Early Bronze Age / Beaker Period core that has been made from the cutting end of a Neolithic polished axe. The remaining polished area are on the dorsal where the slop of the cutting edge is visible in profile and on the left6 side where the curved polished edge is partly retained. The top left corner of the axe head is missing, this is a result of frost damage and shows heavy pitting on the distal end and running down the right side. There is a large flaking scar on the ventral side, the is partially obscured but potted frost damage. Finally there are large flaking scares at the …
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: GLO-D7C0AA
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy Bronze Age blade fragment from a knife. This has a low oval cross-section with tapered blades on either side. The front and back ends are truncated making it possible that this is around the middle of the knife. This artefact dates to the middle to late Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2017
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Record ID: GLO-9FCFCE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Flint scraper that has been knapped on to a secondary flake. The flake has a bulb of percussion on the ventral and a negative bulb on the ventral, there is 10% cortex to the rear of the flint and retouch to the front consisting of direct, abrupt, scaled knapping that forms a concave working edge.
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd February 2017
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Record ID: GLO-239A8E
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~This is a flat triangular flint multi-tool that has a different forms of retouch on each of the three sides. The surface of the dorsal is covered in a very thin cortex, while on the ventral only the bottom edge of the bulb of percussion is visible, the top has been removed by retouch. Running around the outside clockwise the retouch is semi-abrupt, direct and scaled on the top edge; the corner has been removed by inverse, low-angled, scaled retouch that forms a concave notch scraper; On the next side is abrupt, direct, scaled retouch; on the last side is inverse, abrupt, scaled reto…
Created on: Friday 20th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 3rd February 2017
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Record ID: GLO-AA3A38
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint tool that has one arise on the dorsal, there is a shallow bulb of percussion on the ventral that has a stepped fracture one third of the way down that has been coursed by cracks running through the body of the flint. Retouch is present running down the length of both sides in the form of direct short, semi-abrupt flake removal. The distal end is rounded with a small portion of the cortex on the tip while the proximal end has been knapped into a point, possibly forming an awl. Mid grey flint with creamy patched that is heavily worm. This item would date to the early to middle …
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2016
Last updated: Friday 20th January 2017
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Record ID: GLO-7EFE1A
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Middle to early Late Bronze Age (1500 - 1100 BC) copper alloy dirk. The butt is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes to the bottom of either side would secure the hilt in place, both of which still retains its rivet; the rivet is 16mm long with a 9mm diameter and has a slightly expanded domed head at either terminal. The sides of the blade are straight and gradually taper to the point, running down the length of the blade on both sides is a very low central spine. Post depositional corrosion has resulted in shallow notches bei…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 19th December 2016
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Record ID: GLO-7C86FA
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy tongue shaped sword scabbard chape that dates to the late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC). This has a subtriangular top half with convex sides that extends into an elongated base that has tapering concave edges. The mouth of the chape is lozenge in form; the long side of the aperture has a deep U-shaped notch in the centre and extended sides that that from two tapering upward projecting arms that would have ran parallel with the scabbard, one arm is truncated. A pronounced central rib runs down the length of both faces and ends at the base where there is an oval disc with chamfer…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: GLO-D9C892
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy socketed spearhead fragment that dates to the middle to late Bronze Age. This is the tip of the spearhead and has a pronounced spine running down its centre that is circular in cross-section, this is flanked by thin blades that taper to a fine point. The rear of the spear is truncated resulting in the loss of the socket and rear section of the blades.
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
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