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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: BH-578953
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy bead of uncertain date, although possibly dating from Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 2400 BC-c. AD 410). The bead is circular in plan and has a central sub-circular perforation. The outer surface of the bead is irregular due to corrosion. It measures 15mm in diameter and 8mm in thickness. Similar beads are recorded on the PAS database with a variety of date ranges suggested, cf. LEIC-3641F5, SOM-DA2D9C, IOW-04D9D1.The patina of this object might suggest a Bronze Age date, however other comparisons date to the Roman and Iron Age period.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-2F7A87
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
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A fragment of a copper-alloy socketed axehead dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1200 to 750 BC). The fragment comprises the wedge-shaped blade and is approximately semi-circular in plan, with a small notch taken out of one corner. It measures 58mm in length, 26mm in width and a maximum of 9mm in thickness. It weighs 44.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: BH-F57824
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper-alloy awl or punch of uncertain date due to its undiagnostic form. The awl possesses an oval-section body which tapers and terminates at each end in a point. The awl measures 78mm in length and a maximum of 6mm in diameter. It weighs 7.06g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: BH-63EBE7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy dagger dating to the later Middle or earlier Late Bronze Age, probably 13th-12th century BC. The fragment comprises a small portion of the blade and the tang. The blade is missing its tip but is lentoidal in section. The edges of the blade are either missing or heavily corroded. The tang extends from the blade and is approximately trapezoidal in plan. The remains of a hemispherical section rib are visible on both the upper and lower surfaces of the tang. The fragment measures 49mm in length, a maximum of 25mm in width and a maximum of 7mm in thickness. …
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: BH-613B41
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sword or dagger fragment dating to the middle to late Bronze Age (1600-800 BC). The fragment comprises a cast segment from a markedly tapering blade of lentoidal section. The fragment measures 48mm in length, 31mm in width and 6mm in thickness. It weighs 36.53g. See NLM-56F0CD for a parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: BH-B72230
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy awl dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC-410 AD. It is double ended, with one end being circular-sectioned and tapering to a rounded point, while the other end is square-sectioned and tapers to a chisel-like terminal. The awl measures 45mm in length, a maximum of 6mm in width and 5mm in thickness.
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-E9F0E9
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
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A copper-alloy object, possibly a button dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age. The object is circular in shape and hemispherical in section. The upper surface is decorated with two concentric, ring-shaped cells, which are filled with remnants of a white substance. At the centre, there is a raised spherical knop. The underside of the object is roughly finished, plain, with a slight circumferential rib. A small hemispherical-section loop extends from the underside with a 2mm gap. The object measures 22mm in diameter and a maximum of 8mm in thickness. A similar example is recorded …
Created on: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-2DF409
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy dagger, possibly dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (1300 to 1150 BC). The dagger possesses a lentoidal-section tang which is rectangular in form and expands and flattens to form a rounded terminal. Extending from both the upper and lower surfaces of the tang are small, semi-circular projections measuring 14mm in length and 1mm in width. These projections would have helped secure a handle to the dagger. The tang expands to form the blade which is lentoidal in section and gently tapers to a point, now broken. It measures 180mm in length, the blade has a maximum widt…
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: BH-1A5AD6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a copper-alloy socketed spearhead dating to the Bronze Age. The fragment measures 54mm in length, a maximum of 18mm in width and 9mm in thickness.
Created on: Monday 13th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th March 2017
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Record ID: BH-E31A4B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy unidentified object of a type usually referred to as 'moustache-like' or 'moustache shaped'.The object possesses a body which is hollow, asymmetrical and sub-cylindrical in section, tapering at one end, to a square-section terminal and at the other to a circular opening. The outer surface of the object is decorated with vertical ribs and grooves and there are two small perforations in the body of, close to the opening. The object measures 18mm in length and a maximum of 11mm in diameter. It weighs 7.79g. These objects are thought to date from the M…
Created on: Thursday 5th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
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Record ID: BH-95619C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl of uncertain date due to its undiagnostic form. The awl comprises a sub-rectangular section body which tapers and becomes cicular in section before terminating at each end in a rounded point. The awl measures 63mm in length and a maximum of 6mm in diameter. It weighs 4.35g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 23rd March 2017
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Record ID: BH-0AB1DD
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy awl of uncertain date. The awl is rectangular in section and tapers to a point at each end. It measures 50mm in length, 5mm in width, 5mm in thickness and weighs 2.94g. A similar awl is illustrated in Read B. (2001), p. 94, no. 694. Similar awls are also recorded on PAS database as SWYOR-220A7C, LEIC-1EA9CB and SUR-660898.
Created on: Monday 7th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 12th December 2016
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Record ID: BH-763A4D
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper-alloy cup-headed pin. The date of the object is uncertain and could range from the Bronze Age through to the Roman period. The stud comprises a hollow, hemispherical head which is filled with remnants of blue enamel. From the base of this head there extends a rectangular-section, slightly tapering stem. The stem is bent and appears to be broken. The stud measures 18mm in length, with the head measuring 15mm in diameter. It weighs 6.69g. Cup-headed pins are known from the late Bronze Age (Ewart Park phase), but these tend to be larger and do not have inlays or…
Created on: Monday 31st October 2016
Last updated: Friday 11th November 2016
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Record ID: BH-F6AF23
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Late Bronze Age copper-alloy pegged socketed spear, dating to the period 1150 to 800 BC. The spear consists of a tapering leaf-shaped blade. The blade is lentoidal in cross section with an oval-section mid-rib which gradually widens to form the socket. The socket is cylindrical in section and hollow with an internal diameter of 19mm. It possesses a circular perforation on half way down its length on the same plain as the blade. There is a small, circular-section object threaded through the peg holes. It is not clear what the composition of the objects is, whether it is the …
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Albans', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-7AD516
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Six fragments of a copper alloy spear head dating to the Bronze Age. Attachment end is hemispherical in section, central rib running along centre of spear, lentoidal in section and hollow at centre. Bevelled edges still sharp. Dark green patina with blue patches. Wings of spear head triangular in section, flare and then return to haft.
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Record ID: NCL-A9DD83
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe of South Eastern type [Type A]. The mouth of the axe is subsquare and there is a double mouth moulding. Around the mouth of the axe there are sprues. The body of the axe is rectangular, with straight sides, which then flare into the lower blade slightly expanded cutting edge. The cutting edge is intact and there are slight marks along the blade edge where it has been resharpened. The axe has a triangular profile. The side loop is semicircular with a semicircular perforation. A prominent casting seam runs down either side of the ax…
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-F3D0E3
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy knife blade dating to the Bronze Age. The blade is leaf shaped, lentoidal in section and is longitudinally faceted. The double cutting edge of the blade is damaged. The blade tapers to a rectangular tang with a circular perforation. The blade has a dark green to black patina with areas of raised copper alloy corrosion. In places, however, the original bronze surface is visible. The blade is 145mm in length. The width of the blade is 34mm and thickness 4mm. The tang has a width of 20mm.
Created on: Monday 9th May 2005
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: NCL-BC39A5
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy axehead [probably a palstave] dating to the Bronze Age. The fragment is wedge shaped with an expanded blade measuring 45mm across. The blade edge is intact. The axehead is broken below the blade revealing a hollow, cast interior. The breaks are worn suggesting ancient damage. The surface of the axehead is corroded and pitted with a green to brown patina. The fragment measures 29mm in length and has a maximum thickness of 17mm.
Created on: Wednesday 5th January 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stanley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-36BD54
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy object, likely to be a Bronze Age awl. One half of the awl is circular in section and terminates in a rounded point; the other end is rectangular in section and tapers to a flattened terminal. The awl measures 49mm in length and 5mm in width. The patina is deep green and the surface of the awl is corroded in places.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd November 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bridlington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-7E8595
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Stockton-on-Tees
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Bronze Age axehead. The axehead is wedge shaped in section. The cutting edge is curved. The attachment end is flat and without flanges. The surface of the axe is extremely corroded and pitted. It possesses a green patina. The axehead is 45mm in length; the cutting edge has a width of 34mm; the attachment end has a thickness of 23mm.
Created on: Monday 27th September 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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