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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: SF-3041F9
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, possibly a flat tanged chisel of Bronze Age date. It is trapezoidal in shape with straight sides and expanding slightly towards one end. This expanded end it outwardly rounded and appears to be bevelled, suggesting that it is a blade. The other end is irregularly rounded, but appears to be a break. The object is rectangular in cross-section and of fairly even thickness along its length. The surface of the metal is heavily pitted with corrosion and the edges are damaged. Its bright green patina also suggests a prehistoric date. See Pendleton (1999,…
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Barton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8A4BBD
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy metalworking debris of uncertain date. Very irregular in shape with a heavily pitted and corroded surface. Undiagnostic debris such as this can only be assigned a very broad Bronze Age to post-medieval date range. Length: 31.21mm, width: 16.73mm, thickness: 7.79mm, weight: 15.31g
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-68A728
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl, probably of late Bronze Age date. The shaft is sub-rectangular in section and tapers towards either end. One end is pointed, whilst the other is chisel shaped. It survives in poor condition with a corroded surface. It is difficult to date Bronze Age awls precisely. Ben Roberts (pers. comm.) suggests that they are likely to date to later in the period. The form changes little throughout time, however, and much later examples are also known. Many similar examples have been recorded on the PAS database, including SWYOR-220A7C from Yorkshire, HAMP-D070D5 from …
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Icklingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-84BFF1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy mid to late Bronze Age (and into the early Iron Age) socketed axe. Only a small section of the socketed end survives survive. This is curved in profile with a raised rounded rim along the outer face of the socket end. The breaks are well worn. Both faces have the remains of a dark brown shiny patina in places, but this has worn away on the raised sections. Socketed axes were in use during the mid to late Bronze Age, from c.1300-700 BC. Length: 35.90mm, width: 24.49mm, thickness: 7.02mm, weight: 20.58g
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-1D9A06
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy late Bronze Age socketed gouge. Only the tip of the blade end survives. This is crescent-shaped in cross-section, narrowing towards the outer blade end and expanding at the broken inner socket end. There is a circular indendation in the centre of the inner end, which is the remains of the inner end of socket. The surface of the metal is corroded and the break is well worn, but races of dark green patina survive on both faces. According to Pearce (1983, 43), socketed gouges 'appear to have begun in the Wilburton phase, and continued as part of the tool…
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Friday 28th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DB7617
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Mid to Late Bronze Age spearhead. The fragment comes from the outer tip of the spear, but it has lost all its diagnostic features and so the classification cannot be further refined. The central mid-rib is narrow and circular in cross section. To either side the blade tapers outwards, but the edges are all missing. The lower part of the spearhead including all of the socket is missing. The surface is pitted with corrosion, but a shiny brown patina remains in a few places. The mid-rib is high and this is more common on spearheads of mid-Bronze Age date. …
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 30th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bedfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-25A20A
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Bronze Age copper alloy, probably from knife or blade. The fragment has a symmetrical, shallow, pointed oval cross section giving two cutting edges. One end is rounded and has a circular hole through its centre, whilst there is an abrupt break across the other. There is significant damage around the edges. Both faces have a shiny dark brown patina. The fragment has few diagnostic features, but holes often feature at the hilt of blades and knives. See for example a more complete knife recorded with the PAS from Dorset (DOR-761B1C), a sword fragment from Cornwall (CORN-…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Badingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D7833C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of a Bronze Age or Iron Age vessel. The sherd come from the body of the vessel. The fabric is very hard and coarse, containing plentiful poorly sorted fragments of burnt flint (<5mm) and quartz sand. The outer surface is dark grey-brown in colour and the core and inner surface are mid-grey. Length: 31.61mm, width: 31.91mm, thickness: 9.27mm, weight: 9.65g
Created on: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hethersett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-460F4A
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age developed narrow butted flat axe or palstave. The butt end is missing. The remaining section is triangular in shape, flaring very slightly at the blade end. It is rectangular in cross-section, becoming thicker towards the central break. The blade itself curves outwards gently and is bevelled. It is highly corroded with very worn edges and a pitted shiny dark brown patina on both faces. There are many parallel scratch marks on both faces. Length: 69.57mm, width at blade: 60.25mm, width at butt: 32.72, thickness: 10.85mm, weight: 180.64g
Created on: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hethersett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9DAF64
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A hoard of seven Late Bronze Age fragments, including one socketed axe fragment, one possible blade fragment and five fragments of metalworking debris. The axe fragment comes from the mouth and socket. It is curved in profile and there is a raised rim across the outer face of the socket end. There is a casting seam running along the centre of the outer face, suggesting that it comes from the side of the axe. The fragment of blade come from the central mid-section and the outer edges are missing. It is hexagonal in cross-section with a flattened central section and inward…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke by Nayland', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-333182
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl, probably of late Bronze Age date. The shaft is sub-rectangular in section and tapers towards either end. One end is pointed, whilst the other is chisel shaped. It survives in very good condition with a fine green patina. It is difficult to date Bronze Age awls precisely, however, Ben Roberts, Curator, European Bronze Age, The British Museum (pers. comm.) suggests that they are likely to date to later in the period. The form changes little throughout time, however, and post-Bronze Age examples are also known. Many similar examples have been recorded on t…
Created on: Friday 29th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CCDD1A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Neolithic retouched flake. It is a secondary flake, roughly triangular in shape. A small amount of cortex remains to either side of the dorsal face. There is a small amount of short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch to the right side of the distal end on the ventral face. The bulb of percussion is prominant and the butt is narrow. There are strong ripple lines on the dorsal face. The flint is translucent orange in colour with a shiny surface and no patination. Length: 43.46mm, width: 38.46mm, thickness: 12.09mm, weight: 20.61g
Created on: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickham Skeith', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-01C30F
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable socketed spear of Bronze Age date. Only the mid-rib section survives. This is long, narrow and tapering with a hollow interior and is circular in cross-section. Part of one face is missing and there are breaks visible around the socket end and along each side, presumably where blades would have extended originally. It is heavily corroded with only small amounts of the original surface surviving in places. The interior of the socketed is coated with bright green copper alloy corrosion. Without further diagnostic details its precise form and date cannot be de…
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redlingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B29386
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy late Bronze Age Thorndon type socketed double-edged knife. Only the inner end of the blade and a small part of the socket survive and these are extremely corroded with well worn breaks. The blade is oval in cross-section and begins to taper slightly just above the socket. Both edge appear to have been sharpened making this a double-edged knife. The socket is also oval in cross-section and is hollow all the way to the join with the blade. It also tapers slightly towards the outer end, but only a small portion survives. Socketed double-edged knives are charact…
Created on: Monday 22nd February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 12th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B43703
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy middle Bronze Age palstave axe. Only a small section of the butt end of the palstave survives. This is rectangular in shape with a flange running along both side of both faces, each expanding slightly towards the centre creating a H shape in cross-section. The flanges extend almost to the end of the butt. The surface is heavily pitted and corroded with traces of a brown-orange patina in places. The break is worn. Without further diagnostic details the form of the palstave is uncertain, although it is likely to be an early or transitional type suggesting…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-F5955E
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age socketed axehead. Only a small fragment of the axe socket survives. There is a raised rim c.12mm wide around the outer face of the socket rim. What is left of the socket suggests that it was roughly rectangular in cross-section at the end. A small portion of one side of the axehead survives with a casting seam along its outer face. The surface of the metal is heavily corroded with a bright green patina and the breaks are all very worn. Socketed axes of this form were in use in Britain from c.1300-800 BC generally, but this probably belongs to…
Created on: Monday 1st February 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brandon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-64EBD4
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead. It is triangular in shape. The tang is retangular shaped and the slightly shorter barbs are rounded - one barb is slightly longer than the other (probably Sutton B Type). Both faces are covered with covering, scaled, low angle retouch. It is heavily patinated with some orange staining in places. Barbed and tanged arrowheads are characteristic of the Neolithic/early Bronze Age transition to middle Bronze Age period, c.2400-1000 BC. Length: 28.12mm, width: 23.42mm, thickness: 5.75mm, weight: 2.68g
Created on: Monday 25th January 2016
Last updated: Friday 13th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C931F4
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable early Bronze Age arrowhead. It is triangular in shape with a slight barb to the one surviving side of the base. There is a narrow central mid-rib, which expands into a splayed tang at the base. A shiny dark brown patina survives in places, but there is heavy pitting and patches of bright green corrosion. There is significant damage around the edges making the original form difficult to discern in places and it is bent out of shape slightly. Early Bronze Age arrowheads are very rare finds in Britain and very few have been recorded on the PAS datab…
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-30EAD3
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint scraper of probable Bronze Age date. It is roughly rectangular in shape with a curved distal end. It has very crude sub-parallel, abrupt, long retouch around the distal end and extending down both sides. There is thick white patination on both faces with some orange staining around the ridges, which the retouch has removed suggest reuse of an older, already patinated flake. The butt is narrow and the bulb of percussion prominant. The flint is mid-grey in colour. Length: 49.81mm, width: 37.97mm, thickness: 13.80mm, weight: 36.30g
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Barton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-885347
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a middle Bronze Age dirk or rapier. Only the upper part of the blade and the lower part of the butt survive. The blade has a slightly rounded mid-section, curving outwards gently into flattened edges with no pronounced ridge, forming a rounded lozenge shape in cross-section. The shoulders are damaged and the original form of the butt is unclear, but the edges of two circular holes for attaching the hilt can be seen in the break. The object is highly corroded with damage and pitting on both faces and around the edges, but the remains of a dark brown-orange patina can be s…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E5EA1A
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy possible late Bronze Age razor. It is roughly ovoid in shape and plano-convex in cross-section, with a broad, flat mid-rib and a flattened rim around the outside of both faces. The edges are all damaged and chipped, but it survives in fair condition with a bright green smooth patina. The damage to the edges makes the original form of the object impossible to determine, but it seems likely that it formed part of the blade of a razor. A number of similar more complete examples have been recorded with the PAS from elsewhere in the country, including LEIC-0…
Created on: Wednesday 14th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rushbrooke with Rougham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D1EAB7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a middle Bronze Age socketed basal loop spear head. Only part of the socket and the lower blade survives. The socket is oval and expands slightly towards the outer end, which is heavily damaged and partially missing. At the other end, towards the base of the blade, the socket becomes lozenge shaped in cross-section. Only a small part of one side of the blade and one basal loop survives. The remaining loop is squeezed inwards and flattened. This offers no evidence about the original form of the blade. The fragment survives in relatively poor condition with much corrosion.…
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Redlingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A6C431
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Two fragments of a single copper alloy palstave and two fragments of a single copper alloy dagger, both of middle Bronze Age date. The palstave survives in two pieces, which fit together perfectly confirming that they are from the same object. The butt end was found several months after the discovery of the blade end and the dagger, but in close proximity to the latter. The break lies across the stop ridge and reveals irregular depressions caused by air bubbles forming honeycomb effect on both sides. This suggests that the original casting was flawed and that the object w…
Created on: Tuesday 29th September 2015
Last updated: Thursday 12th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worlingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-40FAAD
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable late Bronze Age socketed hammer. It is cylindrical in form with flat, circular, slightly expanded base and a damaged socket at the other end. Only the interior of the socket survives. It is light green in colour and heavily corroded with the surface missing in places. Where the surface does survive there is a suggestion that it was originally vertically faceted. Almost all of the surface is missing on the base so no evidence of wear is now visible. Hammers were in use in Britain during the Taunton metalwork phase of the MBA, with slender hammers …
Created on: Thursday 24th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E6C93B
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three fragments of Bronze Age to post-medieval copper alloy metal working debris. All three are undiagnostic in form with multiple worn breaks, although one is rounded and could possibly be from the socket of a late Bronze Age axe. 1. Length: 34.12mm, width: 27.62mm, thickness: 20.10mm, weight: 56.49g 2. Length: 38.19mm, width: 16.66mm, thickness: 16.87mm, weight: 20.24g 3. Length: 36.60mm, width: 23.59mm, thickness: 15.11mm, weight: 34.95g
Created on: Thursday 9th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 9th July 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Framlingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C557DC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Mid - Late Bronze Age spearhead. The fragment has lost all its diagnostic features and so the classification cannot be further refined. The fragment comprises a section of the upper part of the spear blade, including the lozenge sectioned central mid-rib and the blade to either side which tapers strongly towards the tip. The lower part of the spearhead including all of the socket is missing. The surface is pitted with corrosion, but a shiny green patina remains in a few places. The mid-rib is high and this is more common on spearhead of Middle Bronze A…
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Monday 8th June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Roydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-061705
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint scraper of probable Bronze Age date. A natural flake, roughly ovoid in shape, with a pot lid fracture on the ventral face and pebble cortex covering the dorsal face. It has crude, short, scaled, low angle retouch along all edges. The flint is milky grey in colour with lighter speckles. Length: 55.96mm, width: 45.27mm, thickness: 13.35mm, weight: 37.08g
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Elveden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-9AFF65
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axe dating to c.1000-800 BC.Only the blade end and part of the socket survives. The blade is expanded and strongly curved. The cutting edge is abraded and notched. Each side curves sharply inwards behind the blade before tapering more gently towards the butt. There are traces of a slight raised rib on the butt end of both sides. The surviving portion of the body is rectangular in cross-section with a hole in the centre, which is all that remains of the socket. All surfaces have a shiny green patina, which is missing in a few places. Traces of p…
Created on: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 6th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-222BC2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a copper alloy spearhead of middle to late Bronze Age date. Only the tip survives. It is very damaged and corroded, but roughly sub-triangular in form and with a lozenge section and a wide hemispherical rib running along the centre of each face. The flattened sections to either side of this are very damaged and the tip is missing. At the other end is an irregular break with a slight dimple in the centre suggesting that the spear had a socket. There is a thick brown patina that is missing in a few places revealling a green inner core. It is likely to be of middle to lat…
Created on: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Last updated: Thursday 13th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-E91E94
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a copper alloy Bronze Age socketed spearhead. Only the tip survives. This is sub triangular in shape with a rib running along the centre of each side. The interior of this rib is hollow forming a socket that would have held a haft. The metal is green in colour with a shiny dark brown patina remaining in places. Length: 46.0mm, width: 30.0mm, thickness: 11.0mm (socket), 5.0mm (tip), weight: 25.4g
Created on: Tuesday 21st January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 5th February 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-E809A5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy Early to Mid Bronze age flat axe or chisel. The butt end is missing. It is sub-rectangular in form with straight sides that expand abruptly into the blade. The edge of the blade itself is curved. It is highly corroded with a pitted patina. Length: 32.0mm, width: 20.0mm, thickness: 8.0mm, weight: 26.5g
Created on: Tuesday 21st January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charnwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-50E160
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible flint 'barbed and tanged' arrowhead of early Bronze Age date. The object is crude and only approximates the standard barbed and tanged form so may be a practice piece. It has a prominent bulb of percussion that has been partially removed via a long flake to the left side. A similar flake has been removed from the other side on the dorsal face, together creating the tang. A long, thin flake has been removed from either side of the dorsal face creating a point. The end has been shaped via semi-abrupt, long, sub-parallel retouch. A few further flakes have been removed from the…
Created on: Tuesday 14th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-CD1825
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Bronze Age palstave axe, The axe is complete and has a rounded, damaged, blade with a steeply angled blade edge. The centre of its body has a shallow semi-circular depression below a straight stop. It has short triangular shaped flanges. Along the casting ridge on one edge (left in picture) there is a slight protrusion and possible scars from a suspension loop? Length: 157mm, width: 32.0mm, thickness at flange: 22.0mm, at blade: 72.0mm, weight: 451g. the axe is similar to examples in BAR 233 36, 37 and 39 which are Shield pattern Palstaves, Burgess class I.
Created on: Wednesday 20th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4th December 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-B31937
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy Early to Mid Bronze age flat axe. The butt end is missing. The other end is slightly expanded with a curved blade. It is highly corroded with a pitted green patina. Length: 43.0mm, width: 29.0mm, thickness: 2.2mm, weight: 31.43g
Created on: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th January 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-AAD8B1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy (bronze) fragment from a spearhead of uncertain Mid - Late Bronze Age date (1400-750 BC). The fragment has lost all its diagnostic features and so the classification cannot be further refined. The fragment comprises a section of the upper part of the spear blade, specifically the lozenge sectioned central mid-rib and a feathered section of blade, the tip of the spearhead is lost. The mid-rib is high and this is more common on spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date. The surface is a dark brown colour with a polished surface patina- this patina is pitted and has light gre…
Created on: Tuesday 1st October 2013
Last updated: Thursday 31st October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hungarton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DCCED7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of copper alloy, probably from the tip of a spearhead of middle to late Bronze Age date: 1500-800 BC. The fragment is lentoid in cross-section, creating a slight ridge along the centre of both faces. It is very worn and pitted and the edges are damaged. It is difficult to see whether the end of the socket is visible within the break due to this damage and the small size of the fragment. The form of the original spearhead is impossible to determine and so it is difficult to date beyond middle to late Bronze Age. Length: 27.21mm, Width: 15.65mm, Thickness: 2.87mm, We…
Created on: Wednesday 14th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chewton Mendip', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-CA4312
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age socketed axe. The object is very worn and pitted with smoothed edges, though traces of a shiny greenish patina remain in places. The butt end is missing, all that remains is the blade. The cutting edge curves strongly outwards, and the sides of the blade slope inwards towards the break. The inner end of the socket is just visible as a slight indentation with a ridge forming around it where the rest of the socket has broken away. This axe is of late Bronze Age date, c.1150-800 BC. Length: 37.33mm, Width: 34.34mm, Thickness: 13.34mm, Weight: 6…
Created on: Thursday 1st July 2010
Last updated: Thursday 8th July 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-49F1B2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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A small flint thumbnail scraper, probably of early Bronze Age date. A secondary flake has been used; cortex still covers around 50% of the dorsal face. Crude and sporadic sub-parallel, long, semi-abrupt retouch extends from the proximal end of the left edge of the dorsal face, around the curved distal end, to around half way down the right edge. The butt is fairly small. The bulb appears to be fairly diffuse, but the majority has been reoved via a small flake. The flint is dark brown with a shiny patina. Length: 21.68, Width: 17.85mm, Thickness: 9.88mm, Weight: 3.64g
Created on: Friday 25th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 9th August 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yeovil', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-7C6ED1
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete copper alloy Bronze Age awl. The shaft is sub-rectangular in section and tapers towards either end. One end is pointed, whilst the other is chisel shaped. It is difficult to date awls precisely. However, Ben Roberts, Curator, European Bronze Age, The British Museum (pers. comm.) suggests that they are likely to date to later in the period. Length: 60.91mm, Thickness: 5.18mm, Weight: 8.5g
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D83264
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Caerphilly
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An almost complete Bronze Age side-looped spearhead. The leaf-shaped blade is 57.9mm in length, lozenge-shaped in cross-section, with a rounded central rib on both faces. The socket is hollow and flares outwards slightly towards the mouth. It is currently filled with soil. The mouth of the socket is bent inwards slightly to one side. The small, flattened, strip-shaped loops are situated about 11mm up the the socket and about 18mm below the blade. One of the loops has a slight break in its centre which appears to be due to errosion following deposition, rather than manufacture or wear.…
Created on: Thursday 18th February 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Machen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-16BC40
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Small, incomplete flint tanged arrowhead of early Bronze Age date. Semi-abrupt to low-angle, covering retouch can be seen on both faces. Both sides of the butt end curve inwards (one side more strongly than the other), creating a central 'tang'. The tip of the arrowhead is missing. There is a small amount of chipping and cracking in places, which appears to have occured following deposition. The flint is mid brown-grey in colour with a shiny patina. Length: 19.18mm, Width: 15.67mm, Thickness: 5.98mm, Weight: 1.7g
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-163940
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age flanged axe or palstave. The object is very worn and pitted, with smoothed edges. The butt end is missing, all that remains is the blade. The cutting edge curves strongly outwards, and the sides of the blade curve inwards slightly, creating a fan-like shape. Although the object is very worn, the beginnings of side flanges can be seen along the sides on both faces towards the break. Because the central portion of the object is missing there is no evidence of a stop-ridge, so the object could be either a flanged axe or palstave. Given this it will ce…
Created on: Tuesday 9th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carhampton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-609110
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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The tip of a Bronze Age basal-looped spearhead. The object is sub-triangular in shape, either side curving inwards slightly before coming to a point at the tip. A raised midrib runs longitudinally down the centre of each face, all the way to the tip. In cross-section this rib is hollow and lozenge shaped. The shape of the tip suggests that this is probably a flame shaped spearhead, which according to Davis (2006, pp.49-50) is the most numerous of the basal-looped series and is likely to have originated in the Acton Park phase and had its main period of use in the Taunton Phase, so a…
Created on: Thursday 7th January 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alvediston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-92B926
Object type: END SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Flint thumbnail scraper, created from a secondary flake, probably dating to the Neolithic or early Bronze Age. The ventral face is slightly convex in shape, becoming concave at the edge, with a diffuse bulb of percussion and wide striking platform. The dorsal face has one large flaking scar and a smaller one towards the proximal end, still covered in cortex. Short, scaled, semi-abrupt to abrupt retouch can be seen around the edge of the wide, rounded proximal end, extending along the right edge, where is becomes more invasive. The flint is grey-brown in colour with a shiny patina. …
Created on: Friday 5th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Merriott', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9D6B96
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Flint thumb nail scraper, made from a secondary flake, of probable Early Bronze Age date. Diffuse ripples and a wide butt suggest that a large, soft hammer was probably used. The majority of the dorsal face is covered with brown, chalky, cortex. The distal end shows semi-abrupt, long, parallel retouch. This retouch continues along the left edge, becoming shorter and abrupt. The flint is dark grey-brown in colour, with milky, blotched patination. Length: 25.55mm, Width: 23.67mm, Thickness: 7.21mm Weight: 4.67g
Created on: Monday 6th April 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-649A51
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy Middle Bronze Age basal loop spearhead, broken into two pieces. The blade is 'flame' shaped with low blade ribs. The loops are incorporated into the curved base and the loop plates squeezed inwards slightly. One loop is slightly misformed. The midrib section is lozenge shaped and then the stem circular in section. The socket is slightly splayed towards the end. The object remains in very good condition generally and is finely worked. The point of maximum width is approx. 27% up the blade, making this a Davis type 2, which was the largest group in …
Created on: Friday 3rd April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stocklinch', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D70103
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lump or 'cake' of copper alloy metal working debris. The lump has a flat base, mishapen sides and a rounded top with a sub-circular depression roughly in the centre. Such objects are often indicative of Bronze Age metalworking. However, due to their basic form and consequent lack of diagnostic features they are largely undateable, unless found in association with other dateable objects. Width: 36.22, Thickness: 25.8 Weight: 107g
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near east Lydeard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-9810A6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the butt of a Bronze Age palstave axe. The fragment is wedge shaped with raised edges of each side creating a 'H' shaped profile. The fragment is in fairly poor condition; it is eroded and pitted with very rounded edges. However, a small amount of dark-green, shiny patina can be seen in a few places. The small size and worn condition of the fragment makes it difficult to determine the original form of the palstave. However, it probably dates to the mid Bronze Age. Length: 28.6mm, Width: 21.7mm, Thickness: 10.2mm Weight: 23.4g
Created on: Monday 16th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Spaxton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-19C702
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper, made from a retouched tertiary waste flake. The ventral face is very slightly convex and the bulb of purcussion appears to have been removed by a recent break. The dorsal face has three flaking scars, surrounded on three edges by semi-abrupt to abrupt retouch. The distal end has a slightly rolled edge resulting from later damage probably through ploughing or similar action. There is a large flake missing at the proximal end, which appears to have occured naturally following deposition. The flint is green-grey-whitish in colour, with a milky patina which has o…
Created on: Monday 17th November 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Corton Denham', grid reference and parish protected.


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