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Record ID: DOR-A4BDE2
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy blade, probably from a rapier or dirk. The tip only of the blade remains. The blade is double-edged and thin with a low mid-rib creating a narrow lentiod cross section at the break. The blade tapers from the horizontal break to the rounded end where it is damaged. Date: Bronze Age - Dimensions: 34.94 mm x 12.94 mm x 1.83 mm Weight: 3.08 g
Created on: Tuesday 26th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 29th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-E9D105
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a copper alloy probable rapier blade, 1500-800 BC. A section of straight-sided double-edged blade with a low oval cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. It has a wide mid rib. Date: Bronze Age - c. 1500 - 1200 BC Length: 40.16 mm Width: 16.86 mm Thickness: 3.95 mm Weight: 12.38 g The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: DOR-2A928E
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A incomplete cast copper-alloy rapier. At the butt is a small, narrowed tang with a rounded end. It does not appear to be broken. The blade is expanded from the hilt with angled shoulders and tapers towards the bent and broken opposite end. It has a lenticular profile and a low mid-rib on both faces. It has possibly been deliberately broken in antiquity. Date: Bronze Age c. 1600 - 1000 BC Dimensions: 141.65 mm x 19.68 mm x 4.05 mm Weight: 60.86 g
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: WILT-048851
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy rapier of Middle to Late Bronze Age date, c BC1400-800. The fragment consists of 46.41mm length of blade. It is damaged on both edges and there are early breaks at each end. It is 11.85mm in width at one end and 12.70mm at the other. The rapier blade is nearly flat in cross section (2.13mm thick) but there is some tapering towards the edges so it has a slightly elliptical cross section. It weighs 6.25g. It has a dark green patina and a heavily pitted surface.
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-4983D4
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy sub rectangular object, possibly a fragment from the tip of a Bronze Age rapier. The object tapers gradually (W. 16.1-13mm) and is broken off at both ends forming irregular edges. The object is thicker in the centre, tapering to the edges, so that it has a pointed-oval section. Patchy light green and dark patina.
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North East Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1124
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of copper alloy rapier blade, from close to the tip as it is gently tapering. Elongated oval section with a flat topped central rib running along the length. Slightly bent.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WARMWELL', grid reference and parish protected.


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