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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: WAW-C65A09
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150-600 BC) pegged spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead is almost complete with the edges of the blade being abraded and the rim of the socket is damaged recently. The blade is a slender leaf-shape and the edges of the blade are slightly bevelled. The midrib tapers towards the tip, which is missing and expands to the socket. The socket is still filled with soil, and is 17.36mm diameter on the interior and 22.03mm diameter on the exterior. The socket is decorated with three bands of triple stranded grooves. On the exterior edges of the outer grooves th…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B7224A
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a convex surfaces. The breaks across the blade are old and rounded. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted. The surface of the blade has an incomplete mottled dark green and brown patina which is then heavily abraded. It measures 22.89mm long, 23.63mm wide, 7.74mm thick. It weighs 14.74 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-93F78D
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age to Post Medieval (c. 1250 BC to 4th century) awl: The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is over half of the awl. The other half is square in section, tapering to a blunt, rounded point. The surface has traces of a mottled light grey-green patina. It measures 51.61mm long, 5.98mm wide, 5.52mm thick and weighs 6.2g. Awls can date from the Bronze Age, c. 1250 BC but as the design of awls has changed very little, it could also be much more recent. The patina perhaps suggests a Roman date, but this is not certain.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-44B22D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Primary / Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy early palstave (1500-1300 BC): The blade of the palstave is sub-trapezoidal in plan with slightly concave sides, flared blade tips, and no side loop. The cutting edge is heavily abraded, as is the surface of the blade so not sure whether it is symmetrical or asymmetrical through use. The sides of the blade are concave in plan, and this curvature stops at the junction of the blade and flange side. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. There are no traces of a casting seam but this may be due …
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: WAW-898181
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated triangle with a broken lower edge. The break is probably quite recent. In cross-section the blade tip has a sub-lozenge shape, but on each face there is a subtle central thickened area, with slightly angled edges, which then again the edges are tapered at a different angle. The edges of the blade are abraded and not the original edge. The surface of the blade has an incomplete dark brown shiny patina. It measures 41.53mm long, 17.83mm wide, 3.53mm thick and weighs 6.04 grams. It…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotesbach', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-74988D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 800BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the central portion of the socketed spearhead. In section the spearhead is has a sub-circular, tapering cylinder with a broken upper and lower edges. The upper edge break has the patina covering the break. The break of the lower edge is more recent. On the exterior there are the remains of incomplete side loops, one on each side edge. The surface of the spearhead has an incomplete well-developed mid brown patina. The spearhead measures 60.64mm in length, 15.28mm in w…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-4BA0C6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 800BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the upper portion of the spearhead. In section the spearhead is has a sub-circular, tapering cylinder with a broken upper and lower edges. The breaks are not recent. On the exterior there are the remains of incomplete side loops. The surface of the spearhead has mottled dark green patina. The spearhead measures 55.11mm in length, 15.40mm in width, and weighs 15.72g. It is likely that the spearhead can be attributed to the Middle Bronze Age; specifically the second…
Created on: Friday 22nd September 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-BA32B4
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze to early Iron Age (c. 900 to 700 BC) socketed axe: The axe has been cast from copper alloy and is complete. The mouth of the socket is almost a square, with rounded corners and convex sides. On two interior edges, opposite each other, there is a slight semi-circular moulded platform. The socket is 92.31mm deep and tapers in depth more than it tapers in width. The rim of the mouth is abraded and undulating because of the abrasion. The socketed mouth moulding on the exterior just has a single sub-triangular sectioned collar. The sides of the axe have a slender casting sea…
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: WAW-CE5D3F
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated pointed oval in cross-section with extended faceted edges towards the cutting edges. The breaks across the blade are not recent. At the apex of each face there is a shiny dark green-grey patina, otherwise the surface is a dark green well developed patina. It measures 60.41mm long, 31.62mm wide, 8.26mm thick. It weighs 60.58g. This is a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: WAW-55D7B8
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a sharp corner in the centre of each face. The breaks across the blade are not old, but not too recent. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted and there are notches along the blade, which are not recent as the patina covers them. The surface of the blade has a mottled dark green and brown patina. It measures 29.87mm long, 23.49mm wide, 5.5mm thick. It weighs 16.63 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: WAW-B06603
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 900 BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the central portion of the spearhead. In section the spearhead is, at the upper terminal, is a lozenge and the lower edge is a tubular, but is incomplete. The broken edges are not too recent. The spearhead has a broken side edge which reveals the interior of the socket. The other side face is abraded and reveals an incomplete side-loop. There are no visible areas of cast or incised decoration on the spearhead. The surface of the spearhead has traces of a mid grey patin…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: WAW-D8BCB8
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy casting waste of unknown date: The fragment has undulating original edges, and has a small projection on one edge. In profile the item is relatively flat with a slightly undulating surface. The surfaces of the fragment are slightly undulating with one face having traces of a heavy patina and a turquoise/blue corrosion product. The surface is also slightly pitted with corrosion. It weighs 56.07g and measures 47.23mm long, 29.22mm wide and 9.43mm thick. The date is uncertain, but the turquoise/blue corrosion product but it may, tentatively be considered of a Bronze Age date…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 2016
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Record ID: WAW-FF1E9A
Object type: DIADEM
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The artefact is broken or torn into two pieces, one more substantial than the other (see below) .The two pieces appear to have formed a long, slender, rectangular sheet of gold with tapering ends. The colour of the gold is mid yellow. Both terminals gradually taper to a blunt point and have three small circular perforations which have been punched through from the outer face. On the reverse, the edges of the perforations have a slight burr which are splayed away from the perforation, but not flattened. The edge of the sheet is decorated with a border of fine, rounded pointille decorat…
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stratford-Upon-Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-8A40C7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age to Medieval (-1250 to AD 1500) awl: The awl is circular in section and taper to a blunt point. The surface has a dark green patina with some small areas of fine pitting. In length the awl is 49.44mm, 3.41mm wide and 3.47mm thick. It weighs 2.99g. From the PAS website: http://finds.org.uk/bronzeage/objects/awl Awls are difficult to date but most are probably from the Late Bronze Age. They can have circular or square cross sections and are generally undecorated. They would have been used to make holes in leather or wood and probably were inserted into a handle made from or…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
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Record ID: WAW-8A1C15
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Bronze Age (1250-800 BC) awl: The awl is sub-square in section at one portion and circular in section at the other. In plan it is an elongated sub-rectangle in plan. Both terminals gradually taper to a blunt point. The surface has an incomplete dark green patina with some pitting. In length the awl is 35.81mm, 5.38mm wide and 5.18mm thick. It weighs 4.12g. From the PAS website: http://finds.org.uk/bronzeage/objects/awl Awls are difficult to date but most are probably from the Late Bronze Age. They can have circular or square cross sections and are generally undecorated. Th…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2016
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Record ID: WAW-473987
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The profile of the axe is an irregular pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In cross section the body of the axe has a slight H-shape as the side edges of the axe have been raised by hand hammering to form slight flanges, and therefore forming a curved sloped to the base of the spetum. The depth between the height of the flanges and base of the cent…
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: WAW-245FB6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Primary / Early Bronze Age copper-alloy Group II palstave (1500-1300 BC): The blade of the palstave is sub-trapezoidal in plan with slightly concave sides, and flared blade tips. On one face of the blade there is a feint single mid rib which appears to continue to the mid section of the blade. The other face, where they may have been a mid rib, there is an off-centre low-relief score mark or damage, but this is not recent. The edge bevel to the blade is 16.58mm deep. The cutting edge appears to be symmetrical. The sides of the blade are concave in plan, and this curvature stops at the…
Created on: Thursday 29th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: WAW-D02B82
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Bronze Age (c.1600 to 1100 BC) chisel: This incomplete copper-alloy object may be a probable chisel or possibly a palstave. Only the blade end of the object survives, and the cutting edge is 32.17mm wide and the sides then taper to 29.27mm wide at the break, where it is 12.46mm thick and a rounded sub-lozenge in cross-section. No evidence of the side flanges or stop ridge survive making the object hard to classify and date confidently. The faces of the artefact has a trace of a swollen rib. The surface of the artefact has traces of a dark green patina and is otherwise abraded…
Created on: Thursday 1st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th October 2015
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Record ID: WAW-B8887E
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy Group III palstave (1500-1300 BC): A copper alloy palstave with very feint single mid rib and raised flange facets. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan with slightly concave sides, and flared blade tips. On both faces of the blade there is a feint single mid rib which appears to continue to the mid section of the blade. The surface of the blade has only small patches of a dark brown patina, mainly within the hollows, otherwise the surface is pitted. The cutting edge is rounded due to abrasion, but appears to be slightly asymmetrical. The …
Created on: Friday 31st July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 13th August 2015
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Record ID: WAW-938FC7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age (1500 BC to 800 BC) spearhead or ferrule: The socket remains of the copper alloy spearhead, or ferrule. The socket tapers towards the upper edge. The base is abraded and incomplete, and there is a possible rivet hole at the edge. At the base the void is 13.11mmx12.46mm on the interior, and the wall varies between 3.2mm and 2mm thick. The upper edge is broken, but not recently. Towards the upper edge there is an irregular hole on one side, this is not recent damage. The surface of the socket has a well-developed incomplete heavy mid to dark green patina. It m…
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Friday 31st July 2015
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