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Record ID: LANCUM-2BE374
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy developed flat axehead dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2000-1900BC. The axehead survives in good condition with a very shiny, glossy surface and smooth patina. The surface is slightly pitted, but there is no sign of the later stages of bronze disease. The axehead is lenticular in profile, with slightly raised but not pronounced flanges. It does not have a stop ridge, but a very slight raised section across the centre. This is curved and made more visible but being undecorated above the 'ledge' and decorated below. The decoration consists of a untidy 'rain' pa…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2BBD52
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy axehead dating from the Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2200-2100BC. The axehead survives intact and in good condition with some bronze corrosion coming through along the sides. Most of the original olive-green patina is still in place, but the surface is pitted with corrosion showing through. The axehead has curved, diverging sides with a curved, splayed cutting edge/blade. The butt is semi-circular and the the axe is lenticular in profile. The casting seams were removed and the axehead shows signs of repeated resharpening along the cutting edge (striations). It is decorate…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2B1A5D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper or copper-alloy axehead probably dating from the Chalcolithic/Copper Age or the very Early Bronze Age, that is c. 2400-2300BC. The axe survives in good condition with a rusty-coloured surface and rough patina. It has straight diverging sides, a straight butt and a gently curved cutting edge/blade. Its profile is flat lenticular and it is undecorated. According to Needham's Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-Heads, this is most likely a Class 2B or 2C axe, dating from the 24th or 23rd C BC. Needham's classification is mainly based on axehead…
Created on: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Carnforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-49682A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Indo-Greek tetradrachm of the Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises, struck in the Hindu Kush, dating to the period c.AD 40-90. Obverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣTHP]OΣΣV [EP]MAIOV, Diademed bust right with psuedo-Hermaeus legend. Reverse: Karoshti legend (Kujula Kasasa Kushana Yavugasa Dhramathidasa), Hercules standing facing holding club and lion skin. The coin is 22.59mm in diameter, 2.42mm in thickness and weighs 6.56g. As Mitchiner, 1978: p. 389, no. 2844. Examples of Indo-Greek coins have been recorded through the PAS. Some of these may well be genuine ancient losses, however o…
Created on: Friday 1st February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-069D09
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper-alloy button and loop fastener of Wild (1970), Class III of Roman date (c. 50 - 200 AD). The object comprises a teardrop-shaped head and an integral shank which extends downwards and then away from the underside of the head, widening at the outer end to form a rectangular loop with an ovate aperture. The head exhibits a decorative raised dome within a recessed area on its upper face. The object is worn and carries a light-green patina. It is 33.14mm in length, 14.11mm in width and 11.18mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 8.15g. There are a number of similar examples recorded on …
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-5B9AE9
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Bronze Age III - Middle Bronze Age I (1800-1500 BC) flanged axe head or axe shaped ingot, possibly water rolled, and unusual in its crudeness. Its uneven shape makes accurate measurement and labelling of areas difficult, but the thickest section is approximately 14mm at its widest pont, and the blade tip is an uneven 2-4 mm in fluctuation. The surface is pitted and appears to have delaminated; areas show different levels and kinds of corrosion, varying from predictable greens to a blueish tinge. The rear of the object is not bilaterally symmetrical but has a thumbprint-sized …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E49AA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy complete unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1300 BC. The axe is of shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ). The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 55mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not extend all the way to the butt, with a width at the stop of 30mm. The blade is…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E3C83
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper alloy dagger dating from the Early Bronze Age, c.2150-c.1500BC. The object is a butt riveted small blade dagger or knife with triangular blade. The blade would have been attached to the hilt by means of three large rivets, the top side one is still in place. The rivet is circular in cross-section and flat-hourglass-shaped in plan. The other two are missing and the other rivet holes are incomplete due to breaks or possibly corrosion. The object is quite damaged so it is difficult to ascertain the exact type, but it is similar to Needham's series 2 (id 1200 Card…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th February 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E2C89
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1000 - 800 BC). The object can be classified as the Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge expanding outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The socket has a sub square mouth, is deep and the insides are smooth. A moulded collar decorates the axe below the mouth on each face. Extending down from this are three raised ribs. The ribs have been abraded and damaged in recent times. The front and back faces of the axe are faceted at the socket end. Along the centre of e…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-91247A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1200BC. The axe shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ). The axe is almost complete with a length of 123mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 20mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop, with a width of 20mm. The blade is flaring 42mm wide …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-91489A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Roman dupondius or as of Hadrian (AD 117-138), dating to the period AD 134-138 (Reece period 6). [PIETAS AVG S C] reverse type depicting Pietas standing facing, praying with hands upraised, to left an altar, to right a stork? Mint of Rome. As RIC II, p. 444, no. 822d. The coin is 26.28mm in diameter and 2.56mm in thickness. It weighs 7.87g.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-697908
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy palstave adze 1500 - 1150BC. The length is 125mm, the width of blade is 28mm thickness 20mm and the weight 138.02g. The object is rectangular in form and cross section and is intact, with slight damage to its butt end and some of its surface. The butt end is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section, with each face having a rectangular shaped recess with a raised border to contain the handle. The blade, which has an elongated triangular cross section, tapers in width from the point it joins the butt. Overall it is 20mm wide and rectangular in form, th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7BBD10
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Iron Age to early Roman or Romano British copper alloy knobbed terret ring dating to between c50 BC and c150 AD. It is roughly D-shaped. There is a flattened bar across the base which would have allowed attachment to a strap. To either side of this there is a raised collar. The curved frame extends from these. It is oval in cross-section and tapers gradually towards the upper part of the terret. At the apex of the loop there is a central collared knob between two further collars. It is quite unusual in that it has only one knop or knob on the loop. Most terrets with the same gener…
Created on: Saturday 30th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-548AA4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age unlooped palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). The palstave shares typological features with Group I and Group II palstaves. These were the primary forms introduced to Britain in the Middle Bronze Age Schmidt and Burgess 1981). This particular axehead is probably a Group I (shield-pattern) type from the Acton Park phase of Bronze Age metalwork, distinguished by its shield-shaped decoration below the stop ridge (ibid.p.119). The axe is sub-triangular in plan and sub-rectangular in section, tapering to the blade terminal. The blade is narrow taper…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-003FFE
Object type: WHISTLE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A dark grey hawking whistle most likely made from tin alloy. Cylindrical in shape with a tapering end and broken extension piece, possibly for an attachment loop. A thin raised ring at the top seperates the body of the whistle from the mouth-piece. Immediately below this upper ring is the semi-circular aperture which allows the sound to escape. The object is mostly intact although here is damage to the end of the mouthpiece, and some distortion of shape from erosion processes. Similar but not exact references found on the database in entries: BH-A0DDB1; IOW-0DC634; IOW-46E963; IOW-…
Created on: Friday 25th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wiswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-CC7D34
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Radiate (antoninianus) of Gallienus (joint reign) dating from AD257. Minted at Mediolanum/Milan. Probably RIC (Milan) 390, 391 or 392. Obv: IMP GALLIE[NVS P AVG] / radiate bust right Ref: PAX [AVG] / Pax, draped, standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and sceptre in left hand
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quernmore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF125F
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Mid to Late Bronze Age copper alloy fragment probably a broken rapier or dagger dating 1500 - 1000BC. The object is triangular in form and an oval in cross section. It represents the damaged tip of a spear head. It has a narrow central rib with adjacent channels which has a circular cross section and tapers towards the point. The blades which are damaged taper in width towards the point. Rapiers are really long and have a slim blade and the shoulders and hilt, have broken off Similar to GLO-7EFE1A and WILT-471861 on the database. The length is 143mm, the width is 38mm thickness 20mm an…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Saturday 9th March 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-EA3FD4
Object type: BOOK FITTING
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a medieval copper-alloy book clasp of hinged type. The loop survives, with a central hole which would have fitted over a peg on the opposite cover of the book. The terminal is now missing, but the hinge loops on the other side of the loop survive, with a bar held between them. The metal is mid green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. The length is 18mm, the width is 16mm and the weight 2.87g. Most examples of this object type appear to date to the 14th or 15th centuries.
Created on: Monday 12th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-B06A8D
Object type: BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy button and loop fastener of the Early Roman period, dating from c. 50 - c. 150 AD. The head of the fastener is an open work circle with a D-shaped section. A raised rectangular block with ribbed upper surface projects from the upper edge of the head, below which the integral shank extends. The shank, which has a circular section, extends straight down a short length from the reverse of the head and bends at 90 degrees before splitting in to two to form a triangular attachment loop with rounded corners. The orientation of the shank results in the head and loo…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-093C86
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy radiate of Allectus (AD 293-6) (Reece Period 14), C mint. cf. RIC V pt.2 Allectus p.567 Obverse: IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Reverse: PR[...] [AV]G. Providentia standing left. Mm: [S]/[P]//C This coin has been considered for Sam Moorhead's corpus for RIC
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bashall', grid reference and parish protected.


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