Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Complete: Complete
    • County: Dorset
    • Thumbnail: Only records with images please
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

  • Thumbnail image of DOR-A4BDE2

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
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-065301

Record ID: DOR-065301
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy dagger dating. The dagger is broadly triangular with a straight sides tapering to a rounded point. It is almost flat in cross section, with a defined, thinned edges leaving a low central rib on both faces. At the hilt end the remnant of a flared tang with a semi-circular hole on either side for missing rivets. Both faces have some raised and uneven corrosion products, particularly at the tang end. Date: Early Bronze Age,- c.2150-c.1600 BC Dimensions: 82.99 mm x 28.6 mm x 2.60 mm Weight: 18.59 g
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 12th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Upwey', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of WILT-337985

Record ID: WILT-337985
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead fragment, probably dating to c. 1100-800 BC. A sub-rectangular fragment with a sub-triangular cross section, comprising of part of the cutting edge and internal socket end. Only one wall survives, leaving the socket open on one face, with all breaks being old. Dimensions: 28.8mm in length; 18mm in width; 6.31g in weight. Although the fragment is too small to be certain, it probably fits into the Ewart park or Wilburton metal working groups, giving it a date of 1100-800 BC (Schmidt & Burgess 1981: 119).
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HAMP-CEA8F1

Record ID: HAMP-CEA8F1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Middle to Late Bronze Age palstave axehead of Transitional or Late type, dating to the Penard or Wilburton phase (MBA III to LBA I; 1100 - 900 BC). The stop ridge is almost halfway between cutting edge and butt end (giving a long butt end) and both faces feature a high stop ridge and prominent central mid-rib, the face angled to either side. The butt end has rounded corners, perhaps through damage, and the flanges though damaged at their beginning do not begin for circa half the length of the butt end. Just above the stop ridge, the depth between ridge and face of the butt end is 12.…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St. Leonards and St. Ives', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-EBFA4D

Record ID: DOR-EBFA4D
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongated sheet of thin copper alloy, now slightly 'nibbled' along its edges and likely to be part of a razor of Bronze Age date. The object is elongate and tapers at one end where it is now bent. The opposite end is narrowed on both sides and has a central, circular attachment hole. Both surfaces are flat and have a green patina. Reference: A similar object is recorded on the PAS database: SUR-E3AEB2 Date: Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age: 1400 BC - 800 BC. Dimensions: 68.6 mm x 24.15 mm x 0.18 mm. Weight: 13.63 g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-54B989

Record ID: DOR-54B989
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of copper alloy palstave. The blade end only. The blade is rectangular in cross-section. The cutting edge is flared and curving. There is a slight curving ridge on both faces across the body of the axe, behind the cutting edge The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge. Date: Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1000 BC. Dimensions:45.1mm x 50.8mm x 13.8mm. Weight: 126.16g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-3F8E48

Record ID: DOR-3F8E48
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy awl or gouge. The awl has an rectangular cross section. It tapers towards both ends from the centre. Both sides taper on all four faces and terminates in a sub circular sectioned point. One side is slightly bent upwards. Reference: Read.B, 2016, pg.99, no.694. Date: Possibly late Bronze Age 1150 to 800 BC. Dimensions: 67.2mm 5mm 4.6mm Weight: 7.42g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-3F8141

Record ID: DOR-3F8141
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper alloy facetted socketed axehead dating to 1000 BC - 800 BC. As we cannot see the collar the axehead can probably be classified as Meldreth type, Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The cutting edge is expanded and relatively undamaged. The sides are faceted, giving a six-sided cross section. The socket mouth is circular although the collar is missing. On the upper part of the axe is a D-shaped, oval sectioned (approx 8mm in depth) attachment loop, it is positioned unusually horizontally instead of vertically probably directly below the missing collar. Date: Late Bronze …
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 10th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-AD7774

Record ID: DOR-AD7774
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Late Bronze Age (c.1150-800 BC) copper alloy probable awl, with a square cross-section tapering into a flat rectangular sectioned tang at one end, and an oval cross section tapering to a rounded point at the other. Date: Late Bronze Age Dimensions: 60.8mm x 3.9mm x 3.9mm Weight: 3.55g Similar to database record HAMP-10928A
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SOM-4A4DA2

Record ID: SOM-4A4DA2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sevon incomplete flakes prehistoric flint debitage. The flakes represent a number of flint sources, and are a mix of tertiary and secondary flakes, although where it survives the area still covered by cortex is invariably small. The proximal end survives on three flakes, these all have relatively diffuse bulbs of percussion, only one exhibiting a bulbar scar and with one exhibtiign a slight 'lip' at the platform, suggesting the use of a soft hammer. One flake exhibits platform preparation, and clear evidence of multiple striking platforms. The flakes exhibit a mixture of sub-parallel a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-9C4AB8

Record ID: DOR-9C4AB8
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy awl. The the awl is sub-circular in cross-section and is faceted longitudinally. It tapers to a point at both ends. One end is slightly thicker than the other and is damaged and corroded.Date: Bronze Age - c. 2150 - 800 BCDimensions: 47.62 mm x 6.62 mmWeight: 5.77g Plain copper alloy awls are hard to date precisely but ones of this form are known to have been introduced in the Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) with most being Late Bronze Age in date (1150-800 BC).
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-EA2008

Record ID: DOR-EA2008
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy palstave axe, probably dating to 1500 BC to 1150 BC. The flared, crescentic cutting edge only remains. It has a rectangular cross section. The surface is lightly corroded and pitted. Date: Middle Bronze Age Length: 26.70 mm Width: 34.37 mm Thickness: 9.93 mm Weight: 32.53 g
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-E9D105

Record ID: DOR-E9D105
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DEV-C3AD9B

Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-800 BC. The chisel survives complete, although the tang has been damaged, and is now bent at 45 degrees to the plane. The tang is rectangular in cross section, tapering to a point in profile and with a sub-rectangular end in plan, with the remains of casting seems running down either lateral face, particularly prominent at the interstice with the collar. The latter is elaborated, and oval in cross section, with concave sides and an expanded upper edge. The blade projects from below the less pronounced lower edge …
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-72A60D

Record ID: DOR-72A60D
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead. The tip and part of the tang are missing. The flint is semi-opaque and mid to dark brown with a mid-gloss patina. Both faces show covering low angle scaled and sub-parallel retouch. Date: Early to Middle Bronze age 2400 BC to 1000 BC. Dimensions: 40.5mm x 27.4mm x 4.2mm. Weight: 3.98g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-8EC519

Record ID: DOR-8EC519
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete bronze socketed knife. It is slightly damaged at the tip of the blade. The hollow rectangular socket has convex long sides and flat short sides. It measures 16.36 mm x 21.82 mm with internal dimensions 11.66 mm x 16.18 mm. The socket is approximately 48 mm long inside and tapers slightly to the blade. There are two small circular attachment holes one in each of the long sides at the mid point towards the top of the socket ( 3.05 mm internal diameter). The blade is thinned from the end of the socket. It is short with a rounded terminal it has a slightly raised wide mid-rib. I…
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sturminster Marshall', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of WILT-5213F9

Record ID: WILT-5213F9
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy flat axehead of the Early Bronze Age, dating to the period of 2200-1500 BC. It measures 78.36mm in length and 48.24mm in width. It is 10.21mm thick and weighs 159.11g. The axehead is broadly trapezoidal in shape. Its thickest point is in the middle, from where it tapers to the sides. The blade gradually widens towards the cutting edge edge. Both ends curve outwards slightly.
Created on: Friday 23rd March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WILT-30BB4B

Record ID: WILT-30BB4B
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1500 BC - AD 410). The ring measures 16.76mm in diameter (internal diameter 8.76mm), is 4.31mm thick and weighs 4.21 grams. It is circular in shape. The interior surface is smooth and shows evidence of wear. The ring is copper alloy with a high tin content giving the ring a silvery appearance. Similar rings have been discovered in a number of Bronze Age hoards and have been suggested as horse harness fittings, as being part of the handles of a sheet-metal cauldron of Class A1 (Type Tul-na-cross) and Class …
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cranborne', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of WILT-B03F7B

Record ID: WILT-B03F7B
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy Bronze Age blade, dating to the period 1500-1150 BC. It measures 38.89mm in length and 17.8mm in width. It is 2.89mm thick and weighs 7.86g. The patina is smooth, the colour is dark green and brown. The blade is lozengeform in cross section.
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DEV-3B1474

Record ID: DEV-3B1474
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, probably dating to c. 1150-750 BC. The fragment is extremely abraded, leaving no surface detail and at one point wearing completely through the wall, leaving an irregular perforation. The socket mouth and cutting edge have both been lost to wear, leaving the axe with a narrow sub-rectangular in plan, with a rounded blade-end and the wall of the socket lost entirely on one face. In profile the axehead tapers towards the cutting edge. the socket is sub-rectangular in cross-section and survives to a depth of c. 54.7mm. Dimensions: length…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


Records per page: 10 20 40 100

Only results with images:
Only results with 3D content:

Sort your search by:

Which direction?

Total results available: 188
Search server index: asgard

You are viewing records: 1 - 20.

Search statistics

  • Total quantity: 759
  • Mean quantity: 4.037
  • Maximum: 303

Filter your search

1 - 20 of 188 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.