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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: WILT-0A1E21
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a Middle or late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The surviving fragment comprises of the mid-rib, circular in cross section and tapering from the top of the socket to the point, which is lost to abrasion. Vestigial remains of highly abraded wings project from either side of the rib. Dimensions: length 34.5mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 9.7mm; weight 12.20g. The presence of a midrib would suggest a date in the Middle or Late Bronze Age (Davis 2016; 2017).
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E14BAE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E1266C) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the lower socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with flatened attachment loops projecting from either side, these are sub oval when the spear head is viewed in profile. Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 19.8mm; diameter of mouth 16.4mm; weight 18.47g. The fragment fits with another (see: WILT-E1266C), although the relative condition of the fragments and breaks would suggest that the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E1266C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E14BAE) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the upper socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with the wings of the blade projecting from either side. These are relatively flat in cross section, with the more complete tapering to a point at the edge. In plan the wings appear to have been relatively elongated, with a rounded base, although they are too incomplete to be certain of their form. Dimensions: length 34.1mm; width 25.8m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DCF864
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy sword blade probably dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1100BC - 800BC). The fragment is sub-rectuangular in plan and elongated lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The central mid-rib is defined on either side of the rib by a vertical line, occurring on both faces, before tapering towards the cutting edges. The cutting edges show signs of wear. The fragment is terminated by worn breaks at the top and bottom of the blade. The object has a dark green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.83mm in length, 37.58mm in width, 7.06mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-CB7CBE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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A small cast copper alloy fragment of probably Prehistoric to Roman date, possibly a fragment of a Bronze Age socketed tool, probably dating to c. 1200 BC - AD 410. A sub-rectangular fragment of copper alloy, with a grey-green patina and worn breaks on all sides. The fragment has an 'L'-Shaped cross section. Dimensions: length 15.4mm; width 9.3mm; thickness of fragment 5.6mm; thickness of wall 2.7mm; weight 1.91g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-B18408
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy leaf-shaped spearhead dating from the late Middle to late Bronze Age, 43.0mm in length and 13.8 maximum width, with a dark brown patina. The blade has a prominent mid-ridge, with a rounded trapezoidal cross section. There is a void, possibly a casting flaw, within the spine revealed at the break. The spear was probably a socketed and pegged type as per WAW-C65A09. Circa 1100-600BC,
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5EDED4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Probable Bronze Age copper alloy casting jet. Oval, flat upper face (31mm x 25mm, height 21mm), obliquely anged lower face with the stumps of one runner. Weighs 35.79g. c.2,500-701 BC.
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on both faces,…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E35ED9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Grey flint with cortex patches, scraper. A thick chunk with large broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer, and with its opposite side [not here characterised as ventral as cortex remains on both the sides] stripped by multangular hard hammer working similarly removing large parallel flakes. The appearance of finer retouch probably arises from edge-on impacts and localised crushing of edges may arise from use of the tool. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 51mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 19.8mm, Weight: 59.72gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E2C0A7
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
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Copper-alloy looped palstave dating to the middle Bronze Age (c. 1300 - 1150 BC). The object is broadly lozenge-shaped in section. It has a narrow, elongated blade which widens and narrows to the cutting edge, and a rectangular septum at the other end, with raised sides. There is a loop to one side at the juncture between blade and septum. The object has a worn, dark-brown surface with patches of green copper corrosion. It is 178.0mm in length, 53.4mm in width and 34.1mm in thickness. This type of palstave is typically dated to the middle Bronze Age on analogy with excavated examples.…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C8B42D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. A small thumbnail scraper, with a broad convex flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb on the ventral surface. Misty white patina has developed over the object, and is removed by very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect. This may indicate the reuse of a small fragment of debitage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 18.4mm, Width: 18.8mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 2.15gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C89196
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Grey flint with cortex spot, possibly collected from the East Coast; debitage, as kindly identified by the finder. Thick flake with scars from hard hammer trimming of its dorsal surface and with a bulbar ventral surface. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC Length: 34.4mm, Width: 34.5mm, Thickness: 11.5mm, Weight: 14.31gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B6A4E7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy probable awl dating to the Bronze Age period (c. AD 900-600 BC). The object is circular in section at its upper most point, widening at the middle and then narrowing to a square-sectioned and sharply pointed lower end. The circular sectioned and square sectioned ends are separated by a ridge below the widened middle. Comparable examples can be seen in Read (2001: 91) numbers 695 and 696. 696 in particular is closer in shape and has been suggested as a possible awl or a straw-splitter. The overall dimensions are as follows: 41.39mm in length, 6.69mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-B5C66B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with limited recortification, scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. An irregular trapezoid flake with large parallel flakes struck by unidirectional invasive angled hard hammer working from the dorsal side, and with an irregularly fractured ventral surface. The reformation of cortex is interrupted by this working, which may suggest the reuse of a previously discarded chunk. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 44.0mm, Width: 34.1mm, Thickness: 14.5mm, Weight: 23.60gms
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-50218D
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A gold-plated copper alloy penannular 'lock ring' of Late Bronze Age date. The ring consists of a central core in copper alloy covered by sheets of gold: one on the front and the back of the ring and one on the inner side. This inner sheet is now detached from the core and irregularly folded, whilst the edges of the first sheet on one side are lifted. The gold sheet is decorated on both surface with seven concentric incised lines following the shape of the ring. The ring is C-shaped in plan with a gap of 2.7 mm. It is and triangular in cross-section, with a flat inner side, flat surfa…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-110C09
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age (c. 1000-800 BC) socketed axe of South Eastern Class A. The larger fragment comprising roughly a quarter of the upper shaft is broadly trapezoidal in plan and wedge-shaped in profile. The axe has a double mouth moulding which is very worn. The surviving body of the axe is broadly rectangular with gently tapering sides. On one face there is a semi-circular shaped loop with an oval perforation infilled with deposition residue. The fragment is broken along the upper casting seam but unevenly along the other sections of the body. The fra…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0DD9E6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of early Bronze Age date, c.2300 -1600 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of white/grey flint which is bi-facially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two shallow notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. Conygar Hill Type. The arrowhead is 44.7mm long, 35.1mm wide, 4.3mm thick and weighs 4.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-FB08EE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age socketed spear dating to the period 1150-800 BC. The spear has a leaf-shaped blade that tapers towards the tip. The blade wings are bevelled, both of which are worn and damaged in places. The blade has a circular cross-section central rib running from tip to base, and wings that gradually expand before tapering inwards to connect to the socketed shaft. The shaft, which is circular in section, increases in diameter towards the open-ended terminal and has a loop halfway along each side made of a flat rhomboidal-shaped plate that sits in line w…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-BD8BD2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Early - Middle Bronze Age flint plano-convex knife dating to the period c. 2350 - 1500 BC. Hard hammer struck tertiary flake. It exhibits four narrow negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral surface is missing the blub of percussion and exhibits a series of closely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. The distal end has been retouched on both the dorsal and ventral face, with three flakes removed from each face. One mesal edge exhibits prssure flaked semi-invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is a mottled dark grey. See: Clarke, T.G.D, 1932, "The Date of the Plano-Co…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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