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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: DEV-2D45E6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, probably dating to c. 1100-800BC. The axehead is largely complete, but with extensive damage to the mouth of the socket. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers in profile towarss the cutting edge. A pronounced casting seam runs down either lateral face, creating a shallow sub-hexagonal cross section, The vestigial remains of a probable loop survive on the less complete lateral face. The less abraded broad face is decorated with a series of three slightly converging longitudinal ribs. The cutting edge is flat. The m…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D84EFB
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed gouge, of Late Bronze Age dating circa AD 1100 BC to 650 BC. The object consists of the tip only with the rest of the object missing. The tip has a 'U' shaped blade. The gouge has a circular cross section. The object has tapering sides. The upper edge is damaged an uneven. The tip is narrowed, rounded and slightly flattened. One of the long edges faces is flattened. The opposing side is convex. The gouge has a dark green coloured patina with significant abrasion and pitting on the surfaces. An incomplete example is recorded on the PAS database whic…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-99D791
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spearhead fragment. The tip of a narrow cast spearhead of ogival section and with a prominent mid-rib extending almost to the point, which is now rounded. The broader end is broken cleanly. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Length: 40.3mm, Width: 10.4mm, Thickness: 6.6mm, Weight: 5.80gms
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-99738A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Retouched flint flake of uncertain probable prehistoric date, on the balance of probability possibly Late Neolithic to Bronze Age, c. 3300-800 BC. A secondary flake of mottled pale grey flint with a small area of cortex surviving on the left edge of the dorsal face, covering c. 10%. At the proximal end the strking platform has been worked away by semi-abrupt, irregular and relatively long retouch, struck from the ventral face. The proximal half of the left edge of the dorsal face features further, long, abrupt, scalar retouch, with one hinged removal. The bulb of percussion is relati…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: WREX-9835AE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy wing flanged axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1300BC). The axe is complete with an overall length of 117.55mm. The axe has two winged flanges which are sub lozenge in form. The main body of the axe extends above these flanges and terminates with two distinctive hooked terminals at the top of the butt. The butt is 25.12mm wide and 6.90mm thick. There is no stop on the septum. The sides of the blade expand moderately and turn-out at the tips to produce a curved blade with a width of 45.37mm. The axe weighs 287.4g. The surface of the axe has a mostly dark green p…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-586759
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a bronze age weapon, possibly a dagger, dating to the period c.2300 - 800 BC. The fragment is triangular in plan and lenticular in cross section. A worn break is present at the lower edge. The edges are worn, and a brown-green patina is on the surface. The fragment measures 26.68mm in length, 11.26mm in width, 2.53mm in thickness and weighs 2.89g. Cf. YORYM-D78623 on the database Due to the fragmentary nature of this object, it is not possible to say with certainty that it is a dagger, and may be the tip of a different bladed weapon. The curve at the break suggests th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-583B27
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, dating to the period c. 1150-800 BC. Only the tip of the axehead survives. The blade edge is mostly intact and has a convex curve. The fragment has a broadly rectangular cross-section at the break and the socket is revealed inside the break. One edge is bent inwards due to post depositional damage, and the edges are uneven and jagged. The fragment is corroded and pitted, with a green-brown patina. The axehead measures 24.25mm from the break to the cutting edge, 36.29mm wide (length of cutting edge), and 10.19mm thick at th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-57D704
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bronze Age flanged axehead, dating to the period c.2000-1700 BC. The axehead is broadly rectangular, with an incomplete expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt is narrow and incomplete and measures 12.72mm in width and is 3.28mm thick. In profile the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been worked to form a slight raised collar rather than having cast flanges. The flanges extend 1.0 mm above the body of the axe head. The expanded blade measures 29.31mm in width and is 5mm thick…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-423D69
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Bronze Age date, circa 1600 - 1800 BC. The implement is a scraper formed from a natural flake which is fan-shaped with a D-shaped section. The ventral surface is smooth with visible marks. The dorsal surface is irregular. Short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch is present on the distal edge. The flint is a pale orange colour. The implement is 46.7mm long, 36.9mm wide, 11.6mm thick and weighs 20.7g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A7A76
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age spear head dating to 1500BC to 800BC. Only the tip of the spear head remains and is sub-triangular in plan and profile. The edges have sustained damage and the break appears not to be recent. The item is triangular in shape. The mid portion of the spear is cylindrical in section, and there are two triangular sectioned flanges that protrude at each side to prodice the sharp blade edges. The spear tapers to a point, and the breakage is at the opposite end. The surface patina is a light brown with patches of green, and the inside (seen through the breakage) is …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: WILT-1884E6
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Neolithic to early Bronze Age thumbnail scraper dating to c 2500-1500 BC. It is likely to be a tertiary flake as there does not appear to be any evidence of the original cortex, although the scraper is now completely recorticated and the patina is creamy white. It is broadly D-shaped. There is evidence of the bulb of percussion and concoidal rings on the ventral face. Around the curve of the dorsal face, there is short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch. The thumbnail scraper weighs 4.96g measuring 22.7mm in length, 28.32mm in width and 9.31mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grittleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6F5BE
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting jet or sprue. The item is roughly oval in plan and plano-convex in section. It has 2 integral copper alloy tabs extending from the base, showing where the cast item was cut away. Probably Late Bronze Age.
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Branston and Mere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-C65A09
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150-600 BC) pegged spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead is almost complete with the edges of the blade being abraded and the rim of the socket is damaged recently. The blade is a slender leaf-shape and the edges of the blade are slightly bevelled. The midrib tapers towards the tip, which is missing and expands to the socket. The socket is still filled with soil, and is 17.36mm diameter on the interior and 22.03mm diameter on the exterior. The socket is decorated with three bands of triple stranded grooves. On the exterior edges of the outer grooves th…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-B18276
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age knife or razor probably of Late Bronze Age date The knife or razor is of crescent form and appears to be near-complete but is perhaps missing a tang (with a length of 51.3mm, a height of 40.1mm and a weight of 43.9g). The blade edge is concave with a deep-arched back. The blade tips at both ends may have been elongated, as suggested shallowing to the curve at the back. One tip has a small semi-circular notch (3.3mm diameter), possibly the remnants of a rivet attachment hole and if correct, may suggest a slight tang on that side. There is an irregular long notch (12.5m long a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-B124D9
Object type: ARROW
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2500 - 1200 BC). The arrowhead is formed from a mid-brown coloured flint. It is triangular in shape with two notches chipped into the base to separate the barbs and tang. Both faces have been worked with covering, scaled and low-angle retouch. The arrowhead is 38mm in length and 27mm at maximum width.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-AF1FCC
Object type: CHAPE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy mount or fitting of uncertain function and date, probably of Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date and possibly a scabbard chape The possible cast mount is complete (with a length of 23.5mm, a height of 22.9mm and a weight of 18.0g). The mount is of bulbous bi-lobed form (21.5mm wide and 13.1mm thick) with a curving point projecting from each lobe. At the centre is a shallow rounded groove, widest at the base. Both lobes are decorated with prominent ribbing defined by grooves. The lobes terminate in gently curving points of rounded D-shaped section, slightly flattened on their …
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-9B5103
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting jet or sprue. The item is roughly oval in plan and plano-convex in section, and has an incomplete, irregular tab of copper alloy extending from the base. Probably Late Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-9883F6
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze mould for casting palstaves of Group III, Low Flanged Type of Taunton Metalworking Industry and probably dated to c. 1400 - 1200BC The mould is represented by one valve of the pair, with a fragment missing from its base (blade end) (with a length of 197mm and a weight of 510.8g). The mouth (with a thickness of 14mm) is flat on its top surface and is damaged on one side. The exterior of the mould was circular-sectioned at its apex (with a diameter of 43.0mm) becoming hexagonal-sectioned at the neck, which has near straight and parallel sides as far as the positi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-9817F8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age socketed axehead fragment of the Sompting Type, Kingston variant, dating to c. 800-600 BC. It consists of the blade and part of the body of the axe. It has a trapezoidal shape in plan and a rectangular cross-section visible through the break. The sides flare gradually to the blade; they have flash lines, which have been partially smoothed after casting. Both faces of the blade have transverse striations. The decoration is visible only on one face and consists of three longitudinal and parallel ribs terminating with three alligned ringed …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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