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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: SWYOR-542A23
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy pegged spear dating from about 1100 BC - 800 BC. Only part of the socket survives, but there is some preserved wood within the socket. The start of the blades are visible at the upper end, and the circular peg holes survive. The lower end is also incomplete. The breaks are patinated. The fragmentary spear is 69.5mm long, 25.9mm wide at the peg hole, and 25.3mm thick at the lower end. 53g including the trapped wod and mud. The peg holes are 5.6mm diameter. Late Bronze Age Spearheads are discussed in Davis (2016) Later Prehistoric Finds Grou…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-58B542
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date (1000 BC - AD 1). The translucent tan coloured flint is a secondary flake with cortex on the distal right side of the dorsal face and is not patinated. It is sub-triangular in plan and cross-section. There is a striking platform at the proximal end and short, abrupt, sub-parallel retouch on the right side on the curved proximal corner. There are also some similar removals on the left side, a chip or notch, probably later damage, has removed most of the original edge. The scraper is 33.8mm long, 25.3mm wide and 7mm thick. 5.73g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-A4FBE9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a cast copper alloy, flat axehead of the early Bronze Age, dating from about 2300-1500 BC. Only the butt of the axe survives. It is narrow, measuring 23.9mm wide and 5mm thick. The axe has fairly straight sides and flares to 34.8mm wide and 10.7mm thick where it is broken. The break is patinated, though possibly not to the same extent as the rest of the axe. Not enough of the axe survives to be able to classify it precisely. It is 63.4mm long and 103g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-E2B066
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle to Late Bronze Age socketed spear dating from 1600 BC - 800 BC. Only the circular sectioned mis-rib survives, broken at both ends and with both sides of the blade missing. The metal is pitted, but has a glossy dark patina. From this fragment, it is not possible to narrow down the type of spear head, but the circular sectioned mid-rib suggests a Middle to Late Bronze Age date. The socket tapers from 9mm internal diameter to 5.8mm internal diameter. The breaks are worn and patinated. The fragment is 51.5mm long, 15.7mm wide and 14.9mm thick. 25.95g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bassetlaw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-E264EA
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age blade, probably from a dagger, though possibly a rapier, halberd or sword. The metal is very corroded and pitted, and none of the edges are complete, but it has a lentoid cross-section. From this fragment, it is not possible to narrow down the date, object type or tradition from which this implement comes, but it is certainly Bronze Age. The convex edge does not appears to be a cutting edge which is why it has been identified as a blade fragment rather than as an axe. The object is 78.8mm long, 39.8mm wide, 4.4mm thick. 36.33g.
Created on: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bassetlaw', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BB6C1F
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a cast copper alloy spearhead dating from the Middle or Late Bronze Age, that is about 1500 - 800 BC. The main body and part of the wings survive, but the tip and the attachments on the socket are missing. The spearhead has a leaf-shaped blade and the socket and midrib are circular in section. There is no visible decoration and the edges are damaged, obscuring any edge bevels. The metal has a smooth grey green patina, but is deeply pitted in places. The edge of the blade is smooth and curved, suggesting there was no change in angle in the edge of the blade. The spear is 88.3mm…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-AC278F
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age socketed chisel dating from about 1000 BC - 700 BC. It has a fairly straight cutting edge, straight but tapering sides and an ancient break at the top across the end of the socket. The rest of the tool is missing. Though it is a probably a chisel (very similar to NMS-6F9A0A and SOM-6D7E72), it could also be the end of a small socketed axe. The fragment is 28.9mm long, 34.2mm wide and 8.9mm thick. 26.65g.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-14538A
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age date, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on grey flint which is patinated to white except on one corner where it is damaged. The tang is square and the barbs droop slightly. The arrowhead has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 23mm long, 19.4mm wide and 3.7mm thick. 1.06g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: SWYOR-6EC462
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Case 2015 T467B (addendum to 2013 T44). Circumstances of discovery This Late Bronze Age socketed axe, and socketed axe SWYOR-242536 (2015 T467) and another copper alloy object of indeterminable form and date, were found while searching with a metal detector. The objects were found close to the findspot of a Late Bronze Age hoard (2013 T44). It is suggested that these objects are an addenda to that case. Description 1. Socketed axehead Socketed axehead. Complete, cast, copper alloy socketed axehead with loop and moulded collar. Type Yorkshire. Three parallel ribs extend l…
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stamford Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-6CE3ED
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1000 - 800 BC). The object can be classified as being from the Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The axe has been broken just above the base of the socket. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge flaring outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is almost complete. It measures 70.6mm in width. At incomplete socket end the object measures 46mm in width and is 15.8mm thick. The remaining socket is 3.4mm deep. The edges of the socket are broken irregularly with a reddish iron staini…
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 17th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirton-in-Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-220A7C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl, probably dating from the Late Bronze Age (about 1150 BC - 800 BC). The widest point of the artefact is approximately two thirds along, either side of which it tapers. The longer part has a rectangular cross section and extends to a wedge-shaped terminal; the other side is of circular cross section and terminates in a sharp point. The artefact has a smooth, well-developed blue green patina. It is 43mm long, 3.8mm wide and 3.6mm thick. 2.59g. The form of the awl does not change much through time and similar objects are also noted in the Roman period and possibly l…
Created on: Sunday 22nd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 22nd November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-1F74C1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy spearhead fragment, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, about 1500 BC - 1150 BC. Only the very tip of the spearhead survives. It has straight sides at the tip, and the centre of the blade is divided by a tapering (tip to base) lozenge shaped midrib. The object has a smooth grey green patina damage to the blade edges. The broken end is less patinated than the rest of the object, but it is not an immedieatly recent break. It is 26.4mm long, 9.4mm wide and 4.8mm thick. 2.6g.
Created on: Sunday 22nd November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 22nd November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-CA7E8A
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint thumb nail scraper of late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on a primary flake of patinated grey flint with cortex on the proximal end and dorsal face. It is oval in plan and D shaped in section. It has long, abrupt scaled retouch on the distal end and left side. It is 18.7mm long, 14.5mm wide and 8.2mm thick. 2.5g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-CA730A
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint thumb nail scraper of late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on a flake of dark grey flint with a patina starting to form. It is oval in plan and trapezoid in section. It has long, semi-abrupt scaled retouch on all edges. It is 15.2mm long, 12.4mm wide and 4.9mm thick. 1.19g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-CA6742
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumb nail scraper of late Neolithic or early Bronze Age date, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on a secondary flake of dark grey flint with cortex on the right side. It is sub-rectangular in plan and triangular in section. It has long, semi-abrupt scaled retouch at the distal end. It is 18.1mm long, 15.2mm wide and 8.5mm thick. 2.59g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th November 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-A609BB
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy socketed side-looped spearhead found in two pieces, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, about 1500 BC - 1150 BC. The spearhead is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with a sub-oval / leaf-shaped blade, hollow socket and cast side loops. The spear head has broken, fairy recently, across the lower part of the blade. The two pieces were found about 6 metres apart. The tip piece is 57.2mm long, 19.9mm wide and 9.6mm thick. The socket piece is 74.2mm long, 23.1mm wide and 17.7mm thick. The blade measures about 75mm in length, 23.1mm in width and the tip of…
Created on: Sunday 11th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th October 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-BECF02
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date ( about 1000 - 800 BC). The object can be classified as fitting into the Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The object has been broken and just the tip, including the deepest part of the socket survives. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge flaring outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is almost complete but is very abraded. It measures 41mm in width, and is 1.4mm thick. At the incomplete socket end the object measures 34.8mm in width and is 12.1mm thick. The remaining socke…
Created on: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-012B37
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the late Neolithic or Bronze Age period, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on yellow grey flint which is mainly patinated. The edge working has removed the patina. It is ogival with curved sides, pointed barbs and a shorted, slightly pointed tang. It has covering scaled, low angle retouch on both faces. It is 25mm long, 18.6mm wide and 3.4mm thick. 1.29g.
Created on: Wednesday 9th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-C4C667
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper dating from the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age period, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on a tertiary flake of mottled grey flint. The flake is oval in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. The distal end and sides have long, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch. The scraper is 17.8mm long, 21.3mm wide and 6.5mm thick. 2.89g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
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Record ID: SWYOR-C4AC2C
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper dating from the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age period, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on a secondary flake of dark grey flint with cortex on the dorsal face. The flake is oval in plan and D shaped in cross section. All sides have invasive, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch. The scraper is 21.5mm long, 26.1mm wide and 10.9mm thick. 6.03g.
Created on: Tuesday 25th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th August 2015
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