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Record ID: HESH-3FABB3
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A thumbnail scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is formed on a fine, mid brown (toffee like) coloured good quality, tertiary oval shaped flake of flint. The ventral face shows the bulb and point of percussion as well as conchoidal ripples and bulbar scar; this shows that the flake was struck from a prepared striking platform. The dorsal face has several broad removals / flake facets most probably caused by other flakes being removed for tool production. Around the edges are areas of dense neat regular well applied secondary retouch . This has…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: HESH-3F875D
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead (2200-1800 BC) This arrowhead has been knapped from a mottled mid grey white coloured piece of flint. It is broadly sub-triangular in plan and lentoid in cross section. The arrowhead has been knapped using a number of different techniques, including direct and indirect percussion, as well as pressure / ripple / invasive flaking. It is broadly symmetrical in shape with one barb and the tang being complete. The other barb is broken close to the body of the arrowhead by a clean break or snap. Both the long sides of the arr…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-CC7526
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200 - 2000 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub triangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slightly tapering edges. In cross section the axe is rectangular. One long edge is curved and the opposite is relatively flat. The tips of the crescent shaped blade have been damaged through either abrasion or wear, as has the blade edge itself. A distinct blade facet is not present; it has been lost through abrasion. There is no evidence of any form of …
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: HESH-8309EE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy fragment of uncertain function and uncertain date (2000 BC - AD1500). The fragment is part of a larger item - it is semi-circular in plan and rectangular in profile. The exterior surface is heavily eroded and corroded and the original surface is now lost. It is a mid green colour with an abarded surface patina. Due to the size and thickness of this piece it seem most likely to be from the butt of an Early Bronze Age flat or flanged axe - most probably a Migdale type axe from the last phase of the Early Bronze Age (EBA III 2000 -1800 BC). However, due to the fragment…
Created on: Friday 25th November 2016
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Bryan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-C785F1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy (bronze) early or primary palstave of Group I - shield patterned type - of Middle Bronze Age date (1500-1300 BC). The palstave axe fits best with the Acton Park II and Taunton metalworking assemblages (Needham Period 5) - both assemblages fit within Burgess's Metal Working Stage VIII and IX. The palstave is broadly rectangular in plan with relatively straight parallel side which flare below the stop ridge on the upper blade and expand evenly. The sides expand to form a wide crescentic cutting edge / blade. In profile the palstave is lentoid with the thickest sec…
Created on: Wednesday 18th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7EE327
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment of cast copper alloy, most likely all that remains of a Middle - Late Bronze Age (-1500--800 BC) rod like tool - most probably an awl. The fragment is rectangular in plan with a tapering point at one end and a blunt stub like end at the other. In cross section the fragment is oval at the tip and triangular in the lower body. It has been heavily eroded in the ploughsoil and the surface is heavily pitted and corroded. The surface is a mid -dark green colour with an irregular surface. The exact identification is hampered by the condition - but it is most likely to …
Created on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yatton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-2AFBCD
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1, fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe that consists of the blade and the base of the socket. The break is ancient and irregular with bubbles form the casting visible in the cross-section. The blade has a very low curved forward edge which is heavily corroded. Behind the blade the surface of the axe is in excellent condition with a dark green patina that has a series of shallow striation that run up from the blade on the top and bottom edge that are probably formed from use or sharpening. The casting seam is visible but has been filed down. The body is decorated with three hori…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-9FE98A
Object type: PERFORATED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete 'shafthole' adze of Bronze Age date - probably earlier Bronze Age date (2200-1500 BC). The implement is broadly a flat oval in profile and has a single perforation through the flat faces. The perforation has a hour glass profile charactersitic of having been pecked from both sides. It seems likely that this perforation is not central to the axe. The pebble has fractured across the perforation, and this half is broadly rectangular in plan with a rounded, tapered end. There are some heavily patinated chips in the end suggesting it may have been used as a hammer or mace. Th…
Created on: Friday 4th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Marcle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-DD493C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment of a Bronze Age artefact of uncertain classification dating to the period c. 1600-900 BC. The fragment may derive from a spear, rapier or dirk. The fragment is broadly rectangular in plan and has a triangular cross section. One face exhibits an old break which has removed a portion of the surface. The remaining section exhibits a longitudinal casting seam. The oppoiste face exhibits two parallel longitudinal casting seams. There is no blade edge remaining due to heavy damage. There is a green patina on the surface. The fragment measures 26.94mm in length, 21…
Created on: Wednesday 26th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 7th September 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-A3890E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age bronze butt fragment from an axe of uncertain type but of Developed Axe or Palstave form The axe is represented by a butt fragment only, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 32.4mm and a weight of 28.4g). The butt end is rounded but may be truncated and thins to an edge (with a width of 19.5mm and a thickness of 0.8mm). The sides are straight and slightly divergent to the break (with a maximum width of 21.9mm and a thickness of 7.7mm). The sides are convex across their thicknesses with the suggestion of a casting seam on the pitted surface. The flanges begin nea…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: GLO-721365
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy socketed spearhead that dates to the middle Bronze Age. The blade of the spearhead is leaf/lozenge-shaped with blades that gently angle inwards from an expanded midsection. Running down the centre of the blades is a triangular cross-section spine on both sides. Towards the edge of one blade, in the middle where it is at its widest point, is a drilled hole, this hole has been drilled from both directions, resulting in it having an hour-glass shape profile. The socket has a circular cross-section and expands from the base of the blades Some of the lower portion or the socke…
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 11th December 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-0D2364
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment of uncertain type The axe fragment is a mouth fragment, probably from the unlooped side (with a surviving length of 35.4mm, a surviving width of 28.6mm, a surviving depth of 9.0mm and a weight of 19.0g). The top of the mouth (with a thickness of 5.4mm - 6.0mm) is corroded but a raised area is likely to represent the casting runner stub. The casting seam is evident running down the middle part of the side, from the runner stub and appears to have been prominent, possibly with minimal finishing. There is a weak collar discernible on the side (wit…
Created on: Friday 17th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C9E5A3Z
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of five Late Bronze Age axeheads with no other artefact types reported Axe 1 South Wales (Stogursey) variant Type Found c.0.6m below surface with blade to the south The axe is near-complete, with some damage to the blade edge (with a length of 105.3mm and a weight of 326.1g). The sub-rectangular mouth (50.8mm x 44.6mm) is flat-topped, slightly bevelled inwards. Remnant stubs of four casting runners are discernible on the mouth, indicating a four-runner casting technology. The socket is sub-rectangular at the mouth (36.9mm x 29.5mm and 80.8mm deep), with sides gradually con…
Created on: Tuesday 25th February 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: HESH-A81AA5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Specialist Treasure Report for H.M. Coroner: 2013 -T494: Hoard of Prehistoric Metalwork from the Sutton Area, Herefordshire HM Coroner: Mr. Mark Bricknell District: Herefordshire Assemblage date: Late Bronze Age - specifically Ewart Park Phase c. 950 - 750 BC Findspot: Sutton Area, Herefordshire. The findspot lies a few metres north-west of a meandering watercourse / stream - which joins with another stream and forms the Little Lugg Date of discovery: January 2013 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Description: When found the …
Created on: Thursday 1st August 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-505FA5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy (bronze) casting waste of uncertain date; most probably Mid - Late Bronze Age (1500-700 BC). However, due to the lack of context and the continuation of casting styles this artefact could be dated from Bronze Age - Roman period (c. 1500 BC - 450 AD). This fragment is from the neck (funnel / well) of a composite, probably two part, mould. The casting waste is conical; being oval in plan and D shaped in cross section. In profile the edges of the waste taper relatively evenly. The base of the casting waste is irregular with the remains of one long rectangular runner being pre…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4E4686
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of highly leaded cast copper alloy of uncertain date. The fragment is undiagnostic being broadly rectangular in plan and triangular in section. The surface is a mid - light greenish grey colour and it is eroded in the ploughsoil. This type of artefact is not normally recorded, however it was recovered from close to the findspot of HESH-4E3374 and may hint at Late Bronze Age metalworking in the area. The fragment measures: 22.2mm length, 21.9mm width, is 5.7mm thick and weighs 6.00 grams
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4E3374
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible fragment from the upper socket / mouth of a cast copper alloy (bronze) socketed axe / axehead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 950-750 BC). These axes are considered to be part of the Ewart Park metalworking tradition (Metalworking phase XII) which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1000-700 CAL. BC. The fragment is miscast and relatively eroded; it represents a small area of the upper socket of an area below the moulded mouth / collar. It is irregular in plan and profile being broadly L shaped in cross section. There are no other features present, such as decorati…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-4DE0D7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from the upper socket / mouth of a cast copper alloy (bronze) socketed South Wales Type ribbed axe / axehead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 950-750 BC). These axes are considered to be part of the Ewart Park metalworking tradition (Metalworking phase XII) which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1000-700 CAL. BC. The fragment is miscast and relatively eroded; it represents a small area of the upper socket of an area below the moulded mouth / collar. It is irregular in plan and profile being broadly L shaped in cross section. Two ribs, both partial descend on …
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-941494
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast bronze (copper alloy / leaded bronze) South Wales type socketed axe (axehead) of Late Bronze Age date (c. 950-750 BC). These axes are considered to be part of the Ewart Park tradition (Metalworking phase XII) which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1000-700 CAL. BC. The axe is incomplete being broken across the upper blade at the junction with the socket. No other parts were recovered by the finder. The sides of the axe are parallel and the fragment is broadly sub-rectangular. The sides show evidence of the casting flashes which have been trimmed and h…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hay-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-739CE4
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment from the tip of a cast bronze (copper alloy) basal-looped socketed spear (spearhead) of Middle Bronze Age date (1500 - 1150 BC). The spearhead is heavily abraded and also corroded; it is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with an incomplete and abraded sub-oval / leaf or flame shaped blade. The tip of the spearhead is lost being abraded to the tip of the central mid-rib; the side blades are also much abraded, loosing most of their shape and also their cutting edges. The surviving width of the blade is 23.7mm; it is 11.2mm thick at this point (across the mid-rib). The…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2012
Last updated: Thursday 27th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kings Caple', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-6DC691
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two Early Bronze Age bronze flat axes, probably of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. One axe is near-complete, missing the blade edge but is fragmentary with fairly extensive corrosion and peripheral loss (with a surviving length as joined of 129.2mm and a combined weight of 299.0g). The parts of the axe have a corroded join and are likely to have been joined at the break. The butt is now rounded but is corroded and thin (with a width of 22mm…
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hereford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-EBAB53
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The triangular tip from an arrowhead of uncertain Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (3500 - 2100 BC). The tip is possibly from a barbed and tanged arrowhead - although due to the fragmentary nature of the flake it is difficult to be sure. The arrowhead has been formed on a tertiary flake of mottled mid grey white coloured flint. The external - triangular edges are neatly retouched with delecate rippled flaking. The dorsal face is heavily retouched with long parallel flake scars / removals - whilst the ventral has very small neat removals immediately on the edge. Generally both the ve…
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2011
Last updated: Saturday 23rd November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-66F770
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy / bronze lower blade fragment from a palstave dating from the Middle Bronze Age (1500-1150 BC). The blade is broken below the stop ridge and there is no evidence to suggest whether this fragment is from a looped - or unlooped palstave variant. The break is old and patinated; however, the edges are relatively clean and unabraded suggesting that the damage is pre-depositional. There is little trauma evidence, such as stressed metal fractures, on the body of the blade suggesting that the break could be deliberate rather than accidental. Both faces of the axe have sing…
Created on: Thursday 25th August 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wigmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-494006
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age developed flat axe, probably of miniature form or possibly of Type Bandon, Variant Swinton, dating from Metalwork Assemblage IV, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 3, dated to 2050 - 1700BC The axe appears to be complete (with a length of 58.5mm and a weight of 22.4g). The butt is rounded (with a width of 11mm) and the axe is of sub-rectangular section. The axe has discernible median bevels on both faces (28mm from the blade). The sides are near-parallel as far as the median bevel (where the axe has a width of 13.3mm and has a maximum thickness of 6.5mm). From …
Created on: Friday 24th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2011
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Record ID: PUBLIC-491928
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age bronze unlooped palstave of Group III, Low-flanged (Broad-blade) form and of Type Wantage (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 133-4) , corresponding to the Taunton metalworking assemblage and of Needham's (1996) Period 5, dated to 1500 - 1150BC. The palstave is incomplete and is fragmentary, missing the butt and broken near the stop (with a surviving length of 133.4mm and a weight of 343.2g). The palstave has broken before the butt (where it has a width of 21.9mm, a thickness at the septum of 6.5mm and a flange height of 13.1mm). The septum has a U-shaped profile before th…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BA2F61
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast bronze (copper alloy) basal-looped socketed spear (spearhead) of Middle Bronze Age date (1500 - 1150 BC). The spearhead is best sub-classified as Davis (2006) Type 3: Flame. The spearhead is heavily abraded and also corroded; it is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with an incomplete and abraded sub-oval / leaf or flame shaped blade. The tip of the spearhead is lost being abraded to the tip of the central mid-rib; the side blades are also much abraded, loosing most of their shape and also their cutting edges. The surviving width of the blade is 23.2mm; it is 14.1mm thick…
Created on: Thursday 12th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Madley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-5CABD6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Rally ID: 35 Bronze Age: An incomplete cast copper alloy fragment of a socketed Axe, of Bronze Age dating (1200 - 800 BC). The fragment consists of a much abraded blade tip. The cutting edge is heavily worn. The blade edges are crescentic and heavily worn. The base of the socket is present, and positioned centrally. It has a V shaped groove, measuring 29.8mm in length, 6.2mm wide and 6.5mm deep. A fragment of the original surface is still present. Length: 25.4mm Width: 58.7mm Thickness: 15.2mm Weight: 66.3 grams Axe was photographed.
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th April 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ludlow 2 rally', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-802833
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Treasure Report for H.M. Coroner: 2005 -T412: Hoard of Prehistoric Metalwork from Pencoyd Coroner: Mr. D.M. Halpern District: Herefordshire Assemblage date: Late Bronze Age - specifically Ewart Park Phase 950 - 750 BC Findspot: Pencoyd, Herefordshire Finders: Date of discovery: 28th August 2005 Circumstances of discovery: Whilst searching with a metal detector Summary On 28th August 2005 Mr and Mr discovered four Late Bronze Age socketed axes, whilst searching with a metal detector near to Farm, Pencoyd, Herefordshire (Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: ). The axe…
Created on: Wednesday 27th October 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 9th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pencoyd', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A7FFB7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from the tip of a blade; possibly from a mid to late Bronze Age spear / spearhead (c. 1400-800 BC). The fragment consists of the upper blade / terminal of the central rib. A relatively fresh break is present on the lower edge of the fragment. The edges of the spear blade are lost through abrasion / plough roll; from what survives these would have been relatively fine and very thin. The section of the blade is distinctly lentoid with a prominent central ridge. The central rib expands from the tip to the broken edge. The fragment has a dark brownish green colo…
Created on: Monday 24th May 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 26th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-ACD6C1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200 - 2000 BC). This example fits best into the earliest known copper axe and early bronze axes discovered in Britain. These are dated to the Early Bronze Age of metalworking stage II, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2 circa 2350- 2050 CAL. BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. In cross section the axe is D shaped with one edge displaying a distinctive curved (domed edge) whilst the …
Created on: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-9AA7B2
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Thin strip of gold that has been hammered flat, 24mm long, 6mm wide and 0.4mm thick. One end has been broken off, the other narrows and thickens from a flat ribbon towards a buffer shaped terminal bent back along the length of the ribbon. Dimensions: 11mm long, 2mm wide, 2.5mm thick. Length 24mm, width 9mm, thickness 8mm, weight 1.57g. Discussion: The gold terminal and body fragment is that of a Late Bronze Age (1150-750 BC) penannular ribbon bracelet comparable to recent finds such as at West Wight, Isle of Wight (2002:13) Metal content: The preciou…
Created on: Friday 22nd January 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stretton Grandison', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-C092E5
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy fragment from the tip of a Middle or Late Bronze Age spearhead (1500-800 BC). The fragment is broadly triangular in plan and lozenge shaped in cross section. The edges are rolled suggesting loss of the blade facets at the tip. There is no evidence of the base of the socket on the broken edge suggesting that the break is across the upper tip of the spear. A clear raised bevel is present running down the centre of the fragment. The patina is a polished mid green colour with small traces of active corrosion present on the breaks. The fragment measures 32.7mm length, …
Created on: Wednesday 19th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ledbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-ABF915
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy spiral brooch of probable later Bronze Age or early Iron Age date (1000 – 600 BC). The artefact is irregular in plan and cross section. It is formed with a central plate from which two integral cast wires extend. These wires are D shaped in cross section and are turned back upon themselves to form an oval open shape. The two terminals have been hammered to form a square cross-section and then rolled to form circular flat spiral or coil. One arm of the artefact has been distorted by movement in the ploughsoil. The central plate of the artefact is decorated on one f…
Created on: Thursday 5th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leominster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9E0546
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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A cast copper alloy ring of probable later prehistoric date - Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date (1000 – 300 BC). There is some debate as to the function of these decorated rings, in that some have been described as personal ornaments associated with articles of dress whilst others have described them as being associated with harness fittings. The ring is complete and is circular in plan and sub-oval (lentoid) in cross section. It measures 31.2mm in diameter, is 7.6mm wide, and is 5.5mm thick. The internal hole has a diameter of 16.4mm. The ring weighs 14.55 grams. Both faces o…
Created on: Thursday 30th October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A48FE1
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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Incomplete fragment of a cast bronze (copper alloy) socketed gouge of probable Late Bronze Age date (c. 1100 – 650 BC). It is likely that this tool is from the Wilberton, Ewart Park or Llyn Fawr metalworking, phases which correspond to Needham’s (1996) Period’s 6 - 8. The gouge measures: 59.5mm length, 17.4mm width, 12.9mm thick. The socket has a maximum diameter across the break of 12.9mm. The gouge weighs 25.28 grams. As stated the gouge is incomplete, having been broken across the socket and also the tip of the blade. This damage has removed most of the typological features…
Created on: Wednesday 24th September 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-103158
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead, probably from the middle bronze age (1500BC to 1150BC). The fragment has lozenge-section midrib which tapers towards the tip, which is missing. The fragment is also broken across the socket, which has a circular internal section, and tapers to a point approximately 35mm from the broken base of the socket. In section the thin wings are triangular rather than being entirely flat. The wings terminate towards the base of the fragment, but the damage to the surface of the spearhead means that it is unclear if this is due to loss of mate…
Created on: Friday 25th April 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-57A7E7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast bronze (copper alloy) flat axe of Early Bronze Age date, the sub-type of axe is difficult to identify mostly due to the small size of this example. The axe is sub-triangular in plan with a narrow rounded butt that is 9mm wide, the sides expand in evenly to the cutting edge which is 49mm wide, the blade is slightly convex in shape with a prepared cutting edge which has been eroded / abraded in the soil. The blade bevel is slight. When viewed in profile the axe is lentoid (elongated oval).There is no evidence of development such as a median bevel or raised side flanges. The original…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2007
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2012
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-4634E0
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age bronze flat axe of uncertain type, possibly of Type Dunnottar and of Metalwork Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 2, c. 2,300 - 2,050 BC. The axe has an overall length of 106.95mm and weighs 176.7g. The butt has suffered some damage, but is narrow and short with a surviving width of 16mm and would have been rounded or possibly even pointed. The sides are straight and diverge gradually to the unexpanded blade. The sides are rounded across their thickness, giving the axe an oval section. The blade has a width of 59.04mm and has a shallow blade edge…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd November 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-8AEF96
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast bronze socketed axe of late Bronze Age (Phase II) date (1000 – 800 BC). The axe is sub-rectangular in plan with a flared convex cutting edge and the socket is sub-rectangular in cross section. The axe measures 88.4mm length, 53.1mm width, is 40.2mm thick and weighs 243.36 grams. The depth of the socket is 69.1mm. The socket of the axe is sub-rectangular, with an irregular mouth. The top edge of the socket shows evidence of casting jets that have been trimmed flush with the socket mouth. Three of the four casting runners survive and can be clearly identified. The fou…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 25th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-7A5B07
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead, c. 2500 – 1600BC The arrowhead is of barbed and tanged form, probably of Sutton type and is missing the tip and one barb, with a surviving length of 20.12mm and a surviving width of 17.60mm. The remaining barb is pointed and the tang is oblique. The flint is blue grey and has patinated white. The arrowhead has a maximum thickness of 3.48mm and weighs 1.1g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th January 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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