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    • County: Norfolk
    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: NMS-F5C55E
Object type: LINCH PIN
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete iron and copper alloy linch pin dating to the peirod c. 100 BC - AD 100. The head is missing. The iron shank is now heavily corroded, the original cross-section indiscernible. The base of the shank fits into a socketed copper alloy foot. Sub-conical in form, traces of a moulded collar are visible at the mouth of the socket under a layer of iron corrosion. Just below, on one side only is a moulded relief ring-and-dot motif. The foot curves along its length and expands into a discoidal terminal. The face of the terminal exhibits a raised circular border expanding in width from…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-FF5E45
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Iron Age iron socketed axehead, complete from a small piece of the cutting edge. Some detail is obscured by corrosion, but a considerable amount of metal remains un-oxidised. Length 90mm. Width 53mm. Thickness 34mm. Weight 241g. c.800 - c.600 BC Iron socketed axes are rarely found in the British Isles, with finds from the Berwyn Mountains of Wales (Savory 1976, 20), Walthamstow, Essex / Greater London and Cold Kitchen Hill, Wiltshire (Cunliffe 1974, fig.14:2.4 and 2.5). Those recorded by the PAS include examples from Lincolnshire (NLM-1AD972), South Gloucestershire (GLO-D2F47…
Created on: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: NMS-237223
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron socketed axe partly covered and filled with chalky gravel concretions. Length 152mm, width 58mm, thickness 38mm, aperture of side-loop 18mm x 5mm. Such objects are characteristic of the Halstatt culture of the earliest Iron Age of central Europe. They are rarely found in the British Isles, with examples from the Berwyn Mountains of Wales (Savory, H. Guide Catalogue of the Early Iron Age Collections 1976, 20) and Cold Kitchen Hill, Wiltshire (Cunliffe, B. Iron Age Communities in Britain 1974, fig.14:2.5). c.800 - c.600 BC
Created on: Friday 29th April 2005
Last updated: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barton Bendish', grid reference and parish protected.


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