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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Created by: Mark Lodwick

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Record ID: NMGW-3F3BBC
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. Long-flanged axe (Class 5) Dimensions: surviving length 118.3mm; surviving blade width 63.7mm; surviving weight 266.7g. This is a largely complete bronze flanged axe with cast flanges. The sides of the axe are straight and very slightly divergent towards the blade end and the sides curve out suddenly to a widely expanded blade with a crescentic cutting edge. The butt end is damaged, making it impossible to tell whether it was straight ended or arched. Approximately 57mm from the butt end, there is a low stopridge across both faces. The flanges, although now damaged, would have ri…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-3EA2A8
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. South Wales Type socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length 77.4mm; mouth dimensions 50.1 x 37.7mm (external; surviving weight 203.2g. This is a large mouth and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe, whose blade end is entirely missing. The axe has a narrow and out-splayed mouth moulding, with three of four runner stubs visible on the upper mouth surface. The axe is rectangular in section with angled face edges. The loop is complete, descending from beneath the base of the mouth moulding. Three prominent ribs descend from the underside of the moulding on both sides, co…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-F4A584
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age leaf-shaped, short tanged flint dagger of c. 2250 - 2000BC date The dagger is of 'Beaker Type' and is complete and comparatively small (with a length of 113.2mm, a maximum width of 40.2mm and a weight of 41.0g). The butt (with a length of 38mm) is of pointed V-shaped form. The form of the butt was likely to have been determined by a patch of rough cortex running along one edge of the butt and subsequently mirrored on the opposite side. The sides diverge (for a length of 28mm) before rounded notches on both sides (where the dagger has a width of 30.3mm) formed by pres…
Created on: Monday 1st August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-DBE3D3
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gwynedd
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle to Late Bronze Age bronze rapier of Group IV and possibly of Type Appleby, variant Lakenheath (as defined by Burgess & Gerloff 1981, p. 74-6) but possibly with a reworked butt and of Penard metalworking Industry The rapier is near-complete, with some damage to the shoulders and butt (with an overall length of 328mm and a weight of 94.3g). The butt end is arched and rounded (with a width of 20.3mm and a thickness of 1.6mm) with two side notches to accommodate rivets beneath (with a depth of 3.5mm and 2.8mm, giving a minimum width of 14.3mm at 10mm beneath the top of the butt). …
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 21st September 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-DABBEA
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze tool, probably an adze of Acton Park 2 or Taunton Metalworking Industries of Needham's (1995) Period 5 and probably dating to c. 1500 - 1300BC. The axe is near-complete with peripheral damage but is heavily corroded and with a fragmentary butt (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 157.8g). The fractured butt has a rounded point and is thin (6mm wide and 2mm thick) but has suffered some erosion. The sides are moderately straight and divergent to the side protrusions or trunnions (giving the tool a width of 30.5mm). The corroded trunnions are rounded and of ova…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-04216C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Descriptions 1. Penannular ring (PRN 32821) Maximum external diameter (side to side) 19.5mm; maximum diameter of bar (top to bottom) 6.3-6.5mm; weight 18.75g. This is a complete and small penannular ring decorated with a silvery gold inlayed strip. The ring is of solid gold bar construction and was made of a straight, round sectioned bar, which was bent round into a penannular shape. Around the gold core, a silvery strip was inlaid in continuous spiral fashion to provide a striped colour effect, with seven stripes around each face. The silvery gold stripes are relatively wide…
Created on: Tuesday 16th June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 6th August 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-EAB966
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age tanged chisel of Late Bronze Age date, probably of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Periods 6-7, dated to 1150 - 750BC The chisel is incomplete missing nearly all the tang (with a surviving length of 50.8mm and a weight of 19.0g). The surviving part of the tang is short (at 3mm) and appears to be of sub-square section. The tang gradually widens to define a flanged shoulder moulding of sub-oval form, probably worn (15.2mm long and 13.3mm wide) and gradually narrows below the flanged shoulder. The sides of the blade are curve…
Created on: Monday 15th June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 30th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'off uplands', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-AAB3FD
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age bronze butt fragment from an axe of uncertain type but of Developed Axe or Palstave form The axe is represented by a butt fragment only, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 30.4mm and a weight of 28.3g). The butt end is damaged and jagged but may have been rounded and thins to the edge (with a width of 20mm and a thickness of 1.8mm). The sides are near-straight and divergent for their short lengths to the break (with a maximum width of 27.7mm and a thickness across the septum of 8.1mm). The sides are rounded and convex across their thicknesses, with the suggestio…
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Friday 12th June 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-CD2C58
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age hoard comprising eleven objects: 1. South Wales Type ribbed socketed axe Dimensions: length 98.1mm; blade width 56.1mm; external mouth dimensions 50.1 by 39.6mm; internal mouth dimensions 32.1 by 25.6mm; depth of socket approx. 64mm; width body below loop 36.7mm; dimensions projecting runner stubs (1) 7.9 by 2.3mm; height 0.5mm; (2) 8.6 by2.8mm; height 0.1mm; (3) 7.7 by 2.6mm; height 0.1mm; dimensions negative runner scar (4) 6.4 by 2.7mm; weight 270.0g A complete bronze socketed axe with a prominent out-splayed mouth moulding and a rectangular shaped body …
Created on: Monday 21st July 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: NMGW-928F55
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
This is a complete and small penannular ring (or 'hair-ring') decorated with gold foil and a silvery gold inlayed strip. It appears that the gold foil was wrapped around a copper core, and around this, in continuous spiral fashion a silvery gold strip was inlayed, to provide a striped colour effect. The stripes are wide, with four silvery gold inlayed stripes and five gold foil stripes evident around the ring. The terminals are flat-ended and not expanded, 1.3mm apart on the interior side and 2.7mm apart on the exterior side. Careful examination of the terminals shows the folded over …
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Friday 18th July 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-C9E5A3Z
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hoard of five Late Bronze Age axeheads with no other artefact types reported Axe 1 South Wales (Stogursey) variant Type Found c.0.6m below surface with blade to the south The axe is near-complete, with some damage to the blade edge (with a length of 105.3mm and a weight of 326.1g). The sub-rectangular mouth (50.8mm x 44.6mm) is flat-topped, slightly bevelled inwards. Remnant stubs of four casting runners are discernible on the mouth, indicating a four-runner casting technology. The socket is sub-rectangular at the mouth (36.9mm x 29.5mm and 80.8mm deep), with sides gradually con…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
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Record ID: NMGW-4FCA62
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age associated flat axes 1. Flat axe - Type Migdale, probable Variant Biggar (Class 3F) Dimensions: surviving length 142.9mm; surviving blade width 58.6mm; surviving butt width21.1mm; maximum thickness 8.2mm; surviving weight (prior to conservation) 253.9g. This is a largely complete but severely corroded bronze flat axe with no surviving original surfaces. It has a narrow, tapering and rounded butt and the axe has a slender profile, whose sides are not markedly concave and curved. One side is irregular to slightly concave and the other now appears slightly convex, …
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Saturday 1st March 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4F9643
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A bronze socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date and a worked and hook-shaped metal fragment 1. Faceted and socketed axe (Dimensions: length 91.2mm; surviving blade width 43.6mm; external mouth dimensions 36.8 by 34.4mm, internal mouth dimensions 26.9 by 24.2mm; width below loop 32.8mm; height of collar 18.2mm; depth of socket approximately 67.0mm; surviving weight (after removal of haft fragment but before conservation) 183.9g). This is a near complete, slender and faceted axe with an octagonal cross-section. The axe has a deep octagonal shaped collar, with a slightly flaring or tru…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4D8933
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two bronze socketed axes of Late Bronze Age date 1.0 South Wales Variant Type socketed axe Length 101.0mm; blade width 50.0mm; weight (prior to conservation) 354.9g. This is a complete bronze socketed axe of slender and rectangular form. The mouth moulding is deeper (approx. 10mm), thicker and less outsplayed than is typical of the type and the loop extends from the underside of the moulding. The axe has a sub-rectangular shaped mouth in plan view with four runner scars around the top surface, indicating a four-runner casting technology. The axe has slightly divergent and concave side…
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Friday 31st January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-4D5AC0
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The hoard comprises two associated Bronze Age artefacts: Plain pegged spearhead fragment (Maximum surviving length 61.3mm; maximum surviving blade width 18.3mm; maximum surviving socket height 13.0mm; maximum blade thickness near break 8.0mm. Weight 22.8g). This is the lower blade side and upper socket side of a bronze socketed spearhead. The blade edge has a defined bevel approximately 5mm wide. The interior of the blade is slightly hollowed out immediately adjacent to where the central and circular rib cavity once existed. The blade edge merges with the socket with a shallow and g
Created on: Friday 9th August 2013
Last updated: Monday 12th August 2013
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Record ID: NMGW-BA6184
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
1. Plain socketed axe of Type Portree - near complete Length 100.5mm; surviving blade width 58.1mm; external mouth dimensions 47.2mm by 38.2mm; weight 276.3g. Near complete bronze socketed axe with angular face edges and sub-rectangular cross-section. The loop is missing and there is some peripheral damage to the out-turned blade edge. The axe has an onset collar below the mouth and the axe was cast with mismatching mould halves, the collar on one side being markedly deeper than on the other. The surface has a dark grey-green and black patina, with small patches of light green corrosi…
Created on: Friday 2nd August 2013
Last updated: Friday 31st January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-6A0686
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed flat axe of uncertain sub-type and of Needham's (1996) Period 3 dated to c. 2050 - 1700BC The axe is complete and is of diminutive size (with an overall length of 79.9mm and a weight of 56.8g). The butt (with a width of 13mm) is straight but angled. Both sides are convex, reaching its maximum width (of 17.1mm) immediately behind the proto stop ridge, before expanding sharply to produce an expanded blade edge. The side facets have been hammered and are also convex across their depths, with a maximum depth at the stop (of 10.9mm and a maximum height of …
Created on: Thursday 11th April 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th January 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-6DC691
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two Early Bronze Age bronze flat axes, probably of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. One axe is near-complete, missing the blade edge but is fragmentary with fairly extensive corrosion and peripheral loss (with a surviving length as joined of 129.2mm and a combined weight of 299.0g). The parts of the axe have a corroded join and are likely to have been joined at the break. The butt is now rounded but is corroded and thin (with a width of 22mm…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hereford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-218BE3
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A plain penannular gold 'lock-ring' with biconical section and a now hollow interior, which has been crumpled and distorted in the ground. The small ring, originally around 30mm in diameter, comprises two circular sheet face-plates with a thin gold wire fused to the plate join, to form an outer rim-binding. A third tube-shaped sheet (once around 9.5mm in height) defines the wall of the inner circular-shaped opening and is folded over the margins of the face-plates. The terminals defining the slot are triangular shaped in cross-section and are open. Semi-quantitative surface analysis o…
Created on: Friday 10th December 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-A4E598
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early to Middle Bronze Age bronze axe, probably either a Developed Flat axe or of Later Short-flanged type and of second millennia BC date. The axe is incomplete missing the butt (with a surviving length of 59.2mm and a weight of 64.7g). The axe is of sub rectangular section and is comparatively slender and stout (with a width at the break of 18.0mm and a thickness of 8.8mm). The axe fragment reaches its thickest point (at 9.4mm), 36mm from the blade edge. The sides of the axe are straight and near parallel for the length of the blade. The casting seams are not discernible on the si…
Created on: Friday 12th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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