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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: LVPL-0C459C
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy casting jet for a socketed axe, of the South Wales type of socketed axe, of Bronze Age date. The object is circular in plan and sub-conical. Four circular-sectioned runners project from the body of the object. The runners measure 6-8mm in length and are 4mm thick. The upper surface is dished with a rough surface. The object has a mid-green patina. Dimensions: 22mm in length, 30mm in diameter, 26.4g South Wales types of socketed axes uses a four runner technology during production, resulting in four runners (or spikes) projecting from the object. Exampl…
Created on: Friday 13th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-CAC649
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a Bronze Age socketed axe. The fragment consists of the side loop and one edge of the socket rim only. The loop is infilled with dark reddish material, probably iron corrosion. There is no visible moulding. The fragment has a smooth dark brown patina. Dimensions: 28mm in length, 15mm in length (of loop), 15mm in width, 4mm thick (at mouth), 10.4g The fragment was broken during antiquity.
Created on: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-036FEE
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete cast copper alloy socketed axe of late Bronze Age date (950 - 750 BC). The axe is relatively short and stubby with faceted sides. Probably Type Portree or possibly Gillespie. These axes have been discovered in associated with the late Wilburton metalworking traditions (phase XI) and the Ewart Park tradition (phase XII). This corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1100-900cal BC. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge expanding outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge has been recently damaged, probably due to the plo…
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashton Hayes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-CD9D36
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Sefton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete damaged or miscast copper alloy flanged axehead of Middle Bronze Age date, probably of the Acton Park or Taunton metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1500 to c. 1300BC. The blade of the palstave is worn and uneven with a blunt a convex cutting edge. The rear part of the axe (from the stop ridge to the butt) is sub-rectangular in plan. The butt end is missing due to an ancient break. The rear of the axehead has been damaged or miss-cast so that the septum (the area between the flange facets and the stop ridge) is missing or 'filled in' on one face and complete on …
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melling', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-597E94
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy incomplete spearhead of late Bronze Age date. The object can be classified from Group 16 Blade openings (Davis, R. 2015. The Late Bronze Age spearheads of Britain. [PBF V.7]. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.). The object has a sub-triangular blade which is broken at the tip. One long barb remains but is damaged and measures 35mm in length, from the break to the base of the blade. The socket flares outwards in width measuring 9mm in diameter. A perforation probably used as a peg hole on the socket has an internal diameter of 4mm. The object has a dark brownish black pat…
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9E5945
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy long flanged axehead (developed flat axe) dating from the final phase of the Early to the earliest Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axehead is most probably of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC. The object has straight sides which are faceted with visible hammering marks, a rounded butt and a flared cutting edge with concave shoulders. The cutting edge is crescentic in plan and measures 1mm thick. The axe has a median b…
Created on: Friday 21st April 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sherburn in Elmet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-EC02D5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Stockport
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy flat axehead of early Bronze Age date, c.2150 - 1500 BC. The axehead is sub-oval in plan with a lentoid cross-section. The axehead is extremely worn with no visible decoration. No signs of ridges or flanges are present indicating that this is an early flat axe. The butt is narrow, rounded and is almost complete measuring 21mm in width, and 3mm thick. One edge of the butt end has broken away. The cutting edge is crescent-shaped and measures 47mm in width and is 3mm thick. At the thickest point in the centre of the object the axehead measures 5mm. D…
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stockport area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-378CA9
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) short flanged axe of Middle Bronze Age dating, probably of the Acton Park or Taunton metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1500 to c. 1350BC. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan, with a convex cutting edge measuring 35mm in width and 3.5mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The stop ridge is further along the body of the axe on one face than the other. The blade (measured from the cutting edge to the stop ridge) is 95mm in length. The rear part of the axe (fr…
Created on: Thursday 2nd February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saughall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C7CF65
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy long flanged axehead (developed flat axe) dating from the final phase of the Early to the earliest Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axehead is most probably of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 CAL BC. The object has straight sides, a rounded butt and a flared cutting edge with concave shoulders. The cutting edge is splayed and crescentic in plan and measures 1.5mm thick. The axe has a median bevel / proto stop ridge 40mm from t…
Created on: Saturday 10th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Alderley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C7332C
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy fragment of cast Bronze Age axe. Only the crescentic shaped blade remains with the remainder of the axe having broken away in ancient times. The blade measures 55mm in width and is 22mm in length. At the cutting edge the blade is 1.5mm thick, the object thickens towards the break which measures 13mm thick. To the rear of the complete blade edge is a slight depression. Within the break the object is concave with a dept of c.4mm. The surface within the concave break is a powdery brownish grey with a rough undulating surface. The outer face of the object has a smooth da…
Created on: Saturday 10th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Everingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-94DA08
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a zoomorphic object of uncertain date and function. The object has a sub-triangular body which is sub-rectangular in cross-section. The body of the object divides at the top terminating with two rounded projections or ears. The ears are concave on the outer face of the object and convex at the rear. Between the ears on the 'head' of the object is a projecting snout which is lozenge shaped in cross-section. The snout is almost complete however any surface detail has been lost with the patina, probably due to abrasion from within the plough soil. The lower part of this fac…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 8th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-DC197E
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bury
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy ingot or 'cake' possibly dating from the Bronze Age period. The object is irregular in plan and curved in profile with one smooth concave face and a rough uneven outer convex face. The outer face is rough and pitted. The edges of the object are uneven and rough but with an even patina due to breaks during antiquity. The object has a light green patina and is probably the result of metal working. The colour, texture, shape and formation of the ingot suggests that it may date from the Bronze age period, however without metallurgical analysis it is difficult to dat…
Created on: Thursday 17th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Simister', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C78348
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (bronze) short flanged axe of Middle Bronze Age dating, probably of the Acton Park I metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1700 to c. 1500BC. The axe has a shield shaped pattern below a very slight stop ridge, and raised flange facets. The blade of the object expands outwards to a crescentic cutting edge. The cutting edge measures 1mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The blade (measured from the cutting edge to the start of the flanges) is 37mm in length. At the top of the blade below…
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-B713DE
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small fragment of a copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1100 - 750 BC) most probably from a three ribbed axehead produced during the Ewart Park phase / industry of metalwork. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and curved in profile; the fragment is from the upper corner / mouth of an axe. Only one exterior face of the socket remains; the loop, lower socket and blade are missing due to old patinated breaks. The mouth of the object is rough and uneven; the fragment does not include any of the casting runners. Beneath the mouth the socket flares to form a relatively…
Created on: Thursday 3rd November 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bispham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FA40F5
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) short flanged axe of Middle Bronze Age dating, probably of the Acton Park or Taunton metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1500 to c. 1300BC. The palstave has a slight depression below the stop ridge on each face which may be a worn shield shaped pattern. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan, with convex expanding sides, and a convex cutting edge. One side of the cutting edge is more rounded and worn than the other. The cutting edge measures 3 mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being befo…
Created on: Thursday 13th October 2016
Last updated: Friday 14th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Up Holland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-25FCB6
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age Gold Strip (possibly a bead) from Much Wenlock - Shropshire Treasure Case: 2017 T42 A small rectangular strip of folded gold with one decorated surface. The object was folded upon discovery and subsequently opened up by the finder. One edge of the strip is complete having been cut regularly with a slightly thickened rim while the other edge of the strip has been torn resulting in a sharp undulating edge. The decoration consists of eight fine, straight ridges and grooves.. Dimensions: length 17mm, width 14mm, weight 2.1g Discussion: The linear decoratio…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-88B913
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint barb and tanged arrowhead of Early Bronze Age date. The arrowhead is triangular in plan and lozenge shaped in cross-section. Two notches chipped into the base of the flint separates the barbs and the tang. The arrowhead is bificially worked with covering, scaled, low angle retouch. The arrowhead has been made on a mid-grey piece of flint and there is no cortex remaining. The object dates to the Early Bronze Age or Beaker period, 2400-1600BC. Dimensions: 31mm in length, 25mm in width, 3.5mm thick, 1.8g
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlewich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-0C816E
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (bronze) palstave axe from the Bronze Age. Possibly associated with the Acton Park Phase of metal-working, and so dated to approx.1500-1400BC. A casting seem can be seen in profile on both sides of the rear part of the axe, and along one side of the blade piece. There are raised flange facets, which end below the stop ridge and disappear into the blade piece. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan, with convex expanding sides, and a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is 3mm thick, and both faces of the blade edge have been thinned, wit…
Created on: Thursday 21st July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chorlton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-F7E419
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bolton
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flaked flint dagger of early Bronze Age date, 2,500-1,500BC. The object is a pointed oval in plan and lozenge shaped in cross-section. The flint is flaked on each face with covering retouch. Along each long edge and around the point is short, parallel low-angle retouch. The implement has been made on a grey-brown to dark grey flint. Dimensions: 141mm in lenght, 47mm in width (at centre), 6mm thick (at centre), 10mm in width (at the point), 14mm in width (at the butt end). A similar dagger which has been recorded on the PAS database is SF-AFF8C5, https://finds.org.uk/database/a…
Created on: Friday 8th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-BB2D23
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bournemouth
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is sub-triangular in plan with a lozenge shaped cross-section. The flint has a rounded point and two seperate barbs. There is no central tang and it does not appear that one has broken away. The object has short parallel long angled retouch along each edge and is flaked on each surface. One long edge measures 5mm thick, while the opposite long edge is just 2mm thick. The arrowhead is on a light grey flint with no remaining cortex. Dimensions: 53mm in lenght, 25mm in width (at base), 3.5mm in width (at tip), 5.5mm thick, 5.4g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bournemouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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