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Record ID: WAW-FE6495
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Late Bronze Age, double edged, knife of 'Thorndon' type. All that survives is the end of the socket and the start of the blade which has a flattened lozenge section. The junction between the blade and the flattened oval socket is marked by a transverse step. Length 32.8mm, Width 19.6mm, Thickness 7.6mm, Mass 10.88g. This fragment can be compared to the complete Thorndon knife from North Somerset, GLO-B2DAA9. The type is dated to 950-750BC.
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: WAW-FD9B8F
Object type: SICKLE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Bronze Age sickle. This consist of part of a blade, one edge of which is slightly incurved, suggesting that it represents a sickle rather than a sword or rapier. The fragement has a flat lozenge shaped section with indications of two arrises down each of its faces. Length 34.6mm, Width 22.3, Thickness 4.6mm, Mass 13.14mm, Bronze Age, c. 1200-700BC
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: WAW-FCE6C6
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Two copper alloy discs, both roughly made, plain but with a low, flat, central boss. On the back of each of the discs are two lugs, both perforated for an attachment pin. These are linked by two, small ribs. Disc A: Diameter 22.6mm, 2.9mm thick, Mass 4.79g. Disc B: Diameter 20.6mm, Thickness 2.9mm, Mass 4.36g. These object are difficult to date but may be related to the 'double looped' buttons that occur in the Bronze Age although the holes through the loops appear, at 2.0mm to be unusually small. A wide date range must be proposed.
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: WAW-FC5599
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Brooch of Central European, Bronze Age, type, c.1100-800 BC. It is made from a single length of 2.7mm diameter, copper alloy wire, one end of which is a tightly wound to form a six turn spiral. From this the wire is bent back on itself to form a hook-like catch plate. The wire is twisted back and forth to form five, figure of 8 loops on the end of which is an integral pin. The wire is cracked at this point. The brooch is in excellent condition with a mid-brown patination which contains some grains of sand. Length 99.3mm, Width 41.7mm, Height 26.2mm, Mass 30.31g. This brooch is of Cent…
Created on: Friday 22nd February 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd February 2019
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Record ID: WAW-7E655C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (c. 1600 to 800 BC) axe or chisel blade fragment: An incomplete blade portion of the copper alloy axe or chisel remains. The blade is triangular in section, has a straight side to the corner of the blade. The break behind the blade is not recent. with the broken edge traversing the axe revealing a short portion of the socket. The blade has traces of a shiny brown patina with a pitted surface. The fragment measures 18.56mm in length, 29.51mm in width and 6.8mm at the thickest point, and weighs 10.21g. The fragment is possibly a Bronze Age chisel or axe.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: WAW-74988D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 800BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the central portion of the socketed spearhead. In section the spearhead is has a sub-circular, tapering cylinder with a broken upper and lower edges. The upper edge break has the patina covering the break. The break of the lower edge is more recent. On the exterior there are the remains of incomplete side loops, one on each side edge. The surface of the spearhead has an incomplete well-developed mid brown patina. The spearhead measures 60.64mm in length, 15.28mm in w…
Created on: Monday 30th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th October 2017
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Record ID: WMID-3941D2
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy flat axehead, of the Arreton developed flat axehead type, of Early to Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1700 to c. 1500 BC). The axehead is sub rectangular with a crescentic blade. The blade edge has been lost, along with part of the butt. The body of the axe gradually tapers down to a probable rectangular butt. A recess is present on both front and back, a proto socket. No flanges are present along the edges of the axehead. No sign of decoration is present on any face, although most of the original surface has been lost. The sides are lentoid. It measures …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-BA32B4
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
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Late Bronze to early Iron Age (c. 900 to 700 BC) socketed axe: The axe has been cast from copper alloy and is complete. The mouth of the socket is almost a square, with rounded corners and convex sides. On two interior edges, opposite each other, there is a slight semi-circular moulded platform. The socket is 92.31mm deep and tapers in depth more than it tapers in width. The rim of the mouth is abraded and undulating because of the abrasion. The socketed mouth moulding on the exterior just has a single sub-triangular sectioned collar. The sides of the axe have a slender casting sea…
Created on: Friday 17th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th June 2017
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Record ID: WMID-16FC40
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of Early Bronze Age dating (c. 2500BC to c. 1500BC). Approximately 75% of the arrowhead is present, with one of the barbs missing.The arrowhead has been knapped from a dark grey coloured piece of flint. It is broadly sub-triangular in shape and lentoid in cross section. The tang is damaged and the surviving barb is rounded. Both long sides / edges of the arrowhead have been finely retouched to create sharp edges. The arrowhead has been bifacially worked with invasive, scaled, and low angle retouch. Similar flint barb and tanged arr…
Created on: Thursday 9th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: WAW-9DECAE
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Butt of a Bronze Age (c. -1500 to c. -950) palstave: The copper alloy fragment is a sub rectangle with one terminal being broken, but not recently. The opposite edge tapers slightly in width and also tapers to a blunt point in thickness. The long edges on both faces have a slight lip. The upper and lower surface of the fragment has an incomplete shiny dark green patina which has small and large pitting. The fragment measures 31.14mm in length, 23.38mm in width and 9.09mm thickness and weighs 29.9g. The fragment is the butt of a palstave and dates to the middle Bronze Age (c. …
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th February 2017
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Record ID: WAW-B06603
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 900 BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the central portion of the spearhead. In section the spearhead is, at the upper terminal, is a lozenge and the lower edge is a tubular, but is incomplete. The broken edges are not too recent. The spearhead has a broken side edge which reveals the interior of the socket. The other side face is abraded and reveals an incomplete side-loop. There are no visible areas of cast or incised decoration on the spearhead. The surface of the spearhead has traces of a mid grey patin…
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: WAW-76B07A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 1150 BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of two fragments of the lower half of the spearhead. The socket is incomplete, but tapers towards the blade. The socket is broken into two portions and has further fragments which are missing. On the exterior surface there is a trace of a side loop, the loop on the other side is completely missing. There is a fragment of the blade on either side of the socket, but the upper edge is broken, and this break is not recent, but the surface of the break does not have the same pati…
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-76615B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age date (1500 - 800BC) socketed spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead consists of the upper portion of the spear, being with only 11.24mm of the socket remaining. In section the spearhead is has a sub-circular tube with short, abraded triangular facets, one on opposite sides which are the abraded blades. The tip is missing and here the spear is a sub-square in section. The spearhead fragment is broadly sub-triangular in plan. The lower portion of the spearhead has been lost and the break is too high to include the cast side loops. The break at the base o…
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-764F84
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (c. 950 to 800 BC) socketed axe: The blade portion of the copper alloy axe remains with the broken edge traversing the axe revealing a short portion of the socket. The blade has straight sides and only slightly flared blade tips. The cutting edge is blunt, and is slightly convex. The casting seam is visible on the sides, forming a slight triangular profile. One face of the axe has three parallel ribs visible, the other face has traces of these ribs, but they are not as clear. The socket is rectangular with rounded corners, but is off-centre therefore making the wall on one …
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-762B82
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age date (c. 800 - 700 BC) socketed hammer: The cast copper alloy hammer has a rectangular mouth on the interior edge of the socket, but the exterior edge is a sub-oval. The upper edge of the mouth is damaged and incomplete, but the damage is not recent as the patina matches the side faces. The mouth, on the exterior, has a high-relief lip and high-relief band below the lip. Co-joined to the band along the edge there is a high-relief elongated triangle platform as decoration on each wide face. The interior of the mouth measures 10.96mm long and 7.73mm wide and the socket i…
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2016
Last updated: Friday 19th August 2016
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Record ID: CORN-5FFAB9
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy side-looped socketed axe with a socket mouth that is sub-square in plan, a thick everted collar and a slightly expanded straight-sided blade, dating from the Late Bronze Age. The everted collar is 7 mm deep and about 10 mm below the everted collar is a transverse moulding, from which five parallel vertical ribs extend down the blade at right angles, on each face. Two of the longitudinal ribs form a border on either side where the axe is chamfered at a sharp angle. The ribs are 2 mm thick, 40 mm long and 6 mm apart. The side loop extends from the transverse moulding d…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: WMID-8BE397
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail (horseshoe) scraper of later Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date (2300 -1800BC). The scraper is broad and largely oval in plan and sub-oval shape in profile. The scraper is formed from a mottled light and dark grey coloured piece of flint. This aesthetic quality may have made this particular flint desirable to the original owner. The tool has been created on a thick secondary flake. The scraper includes a semi-circular light brown coloured section of cortex on the ventral surface, at the proximal end. The dorsal surface bares invasive, stepped, semi-abrupt retouch/sec…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th April 2016
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Record ID: WAW-8A1C15
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Bronze Age (1250-800 BC) awl: The awl is sub-square in section at one portion and circular in section at the other. In plan it is an elongated sub-rectangle in plan. Both terminals gradually taper to a blunt point. The surface has an incomplete dark green patina with some pitting. In length the awl is 35.81mm, 5.38mm wide and 5.18mm thick. It weighs 4.12g. From the PAS website: http://finds.org.uk/bronzeage/objects/awl Awls are difficult to date but most are probably from the Late Bronze Age. They can have circular or square cross sections and are generally undecorated. Th…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 27th June 2016
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Record ID: WAW-D02B82
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible Bronze Age (c.1600 to 1100 BC) chisel: This incomplete copper-alloy object may be a probable chisel or possibly a palstave. Only the blade end of the object survives, and the cutting edge is 32.17mm wide and the sides then taper to 29.27mm wide at the break, where it is 12.46mm thick and a rounded sub-lozenge in cross-section. No evidence of the side flanges or stop ridge survive making the object hard to classify and date confidently. The faces of the artefact has a trace of a swollen rib. The surface of the artefact has traces of a dark green patina and is otherwise abraded…
Created on: Thursday 1st October 2015
Last updated: Thursday 8th October 2015
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Record ID: WAW-938FC7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle or Late Bronze Age (1500 BC to 800 BC) spearhead or ferrule: The socket remains of the copper alloy spearhead, or ferrule. The socket tapers towards the upper edge. The base is abraded and incomplete, and there is a possible rivet hole at the edge. At the base the void is 13.11mmx12.46mm on the interior, and the wall varies between 3.2mm and 2mm thick. The upper edge is broken, but not recently. Towards the upper edge there is an irregular hole on one side, this is not recent damage. The surface of the socket has a well-developed incomplete heavy mid to dark green patina. It m…
Created on: Wednesday 29th July 2015
Last updated: Friday 31st July 2015
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