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    • Created after: Saturday 1st January 2005
    • Created before: Saturday 31st December 2005
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: HESH-A938D2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast bronze axe. The fragment consists of the cutting edge and a small portion of the lower blade of a Mid - Late Bronze Age axe or palstave (1500 - 800 BC). The fragment is D or crescent shaped in plan with a curved convex cutting edge. In section the axe fragment is sub-triangular. The convex cutting edge of the axe fragment, although pitted through corrosion and slightly abraded by the soil, is worn and shows areas of possible sharpening. There is little evidence for the sides tapering inwards above the cutting edge. This is due to a large lateral break which has remov…
Created on: Thursday 22nd December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-9463D5
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint thumbnail scraper which probably dates from the early Bronze Age. The scraper has been made from a small regular flake, from which the bulb of percussion has been removed. There are fint ripples on the ventral surface and a number of flaking scars on the dorsal surface. The edges of the dorsal surface has been retouched all around the distal end and partially along both sides, probably by pressure flaking. The mottled light and dark grey flint has a mid gloss patina. Dimensions: 30.63mm by 23.72mm by 4.72mm Weight: 5.08g
Created on: Wednesday 21st December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tatworth and Forton area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-6E7EB5
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead. The arrowhead has been made from a flake, which was invasively retouched on both sides by pressure flaking. The arrowhead has a tang but no protruding barbs. Its small size, light weight and large length to breath ratio place it as a Sutton type (Butler 2005, pp. 162-3). The light brownish-cream flint has a low-gloss patina.
Created on: Monday 19th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nynehead area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-FFE225
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a triangular perforated knife or hog-backed knife, of late Bronze Age date. The rather obtuse cutting edges are typical of these objects (pers. comm. Stuart Needham). The object would have originally been the shape of a squat isosceles triangle, with the cutting edge on the long side. In the centre there would have been an oval or rounded triangular perforation. The surviving fragment represents less than a third of the original artefact. In its present state it measures 31.31mm in length and weighs 15.99g. The maximum thickness is 6.47mm. The object has a heavy dark green pati…
Created on: Wednesday 14th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Piddletrenthide', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-ED54C1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy axe fragment, possibly a flanged axe, 37mm long, 27mm wide and 11mm thick. The object is in good condition with a dark green/brown patina and weighs 51.99 grams. It tapers slightly in thickness and each side has slight traces of the start of a lipped edge. The original surface is very fine and in good condition and the breaks appear to be old.
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: LIN-EA37C2
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a Bronze Age blade, probably from near the tip end of a sword. The blade fragment is 55mm in length, 11mm in width, and is lozenge shaped in cross-section. All surfaces including the breaks are heavily covered with a mid-brown patination. The blade fragment tapers in plan and is slightly bowed in profile.
Created on: Tuesday 13th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-D56971
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age fragment of mouth of socketed axe, 21 x 20mm.
Created on: Monday 12th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston with Bittering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-D52D41
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flat axehead, corroded and damaged butt-end, sides expanding slightly to break, cutting edge missing (width 60mm). Body rectangular in section (9mm thick at break), thinning to butt-end (3mm thick). Length >46mm, width >32mm, weighs 56.98g. c.2350–c.1500 BC.
Created on: Monday 12th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ellingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-9A3076
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small (micro version) of a late Bronze Age socketed axe-head complete with suspension loop and collar around the mouth of the socket. The cutting head is unusually flared. Probably 'votive'.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Driffield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-9A0A82
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A barbed and tanged flint arrowhead of probable early Bronze Age date. The object measures 23.1mm high by 15mm wide and 3.8mm thick. The main part of the body is triangular in shape, extending to a sharp point at the top and terminating in a barb at one of the bottom corners. The opposite corner has been broken off in antiquity. The tang is sub-rectangular and measures 6.5mm long by 5.3mm wide. Both surfaces of the object are convex and have been formed by pressure flaking. The edges appear to have been deliberately serrated. The surface of the object is heavily weathered. The weight …
Created on: Friday 9th December 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-973637
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age/Late Bronze Age Fragments of flat-rib rapier blade, broad flat rib, (ancient break), >22 x >61mm. Weight 10.27g. C.1200-900 BC.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Ellingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-865AE4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Middle Bronze Age palstave axehead, consisting of the tip of the butt end. It is a narrow 17mm in width at the very end, which is also damaged. Its maximum thickness is 10.5mm. It widens over 23mm to 20.5mm wide at the ancient break. There are casting flashes worn down but not completely at the sides, sloping on both sides off centre towards the same side. Oval indentations on both sides below the butt accentuate the wings, just beginning. The patina is very dark green/ black and shiny. The fragment weighs 14.96g. The narrowness of the butt end suggest this is more a Middle…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DENO-823D32
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age rapier blade fragment, butt end and part of blade only. The butt end is slightly rounded, and has two opposing notches rather than rivet holes. The blade is roughly parallel sided - it narrows only very slightly then expands again very slighly towards the break. Length 85.20mm, width 20.78mm, thickness 3.95mm, weight 28.16g.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-6F5DE7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy late Bronze Age socketed axe head. The fragment represents a small part of the lower blade and cutting edge. It is semicircular in plan and wedge-shaped in profile. When viewed in plan, the sides of the body flare out at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. The cutting edge and blade tips are worn. There is evidence of the casting seam to one side of the axe. There is a rectangular aperture in the thicker end of the fragment, which represents the very end of the socket. The surface of the axe is damaged, but it survives mostly intact with a dark green patina. …
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dedham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-6AC2B3
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic implement. Teardrop shaped in plan and sublozenge shaped in section. Hazel Martingell notes that this piece of light brown flint with cream coloured inclusions is a natural flint with pot lid fractures. However there are knapped areas. These pieces are called ‘tools of convenience’ as they are a mixture of natural and worked removals. These pieces are typical of the later prehistoric period, 1,500BC and onwards, but do continue to be used into the historic period. The piece recorded here was probably used as a pick or scraper. It is 137.78mm long, 85.06mm wide, 30.76mm wide …
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castle Hedingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-45CFF0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The butt end of a copper-alloy probably middle Bronze Age axe, with the beginning of side flanges and casting seam visible. Probably from a palstave type axe, measuring 22mm in surviving length, 23mm in width and 10mm in thickness. The butt end is squared and not sharp. The break appears ancient and worn. The surface is badly corroded with a mixture of corrosive products and encrustations appearing as pale green and brown areas over a dark brown patina.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-4550B2
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy axe head of the palstave type of the Middle Bronze Age. The body of the axe is largely complete although pitted with corrosion, but the cutting edge, most of the flanges and the haft end are missing.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-44D9F7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy probably Bronze Age awl or tracer, measuring 74.5mm in length and 4.2mm in width. It has a damaged corroded chisel end, with a rectangular cross-section, and a relatively rounded pointed end the shaft of which has an octagonal cross-section. The surface has invasive corrosion in places and there are slight probably recent agricultural grazes, it has a deep brown patina.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lakenheath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-430A22
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment a copper ingot, dating from the Late Bronze Age, circa 1000-800BC. The worn surface is dull red-brown in colour and has some pitting from the casting process. It is 33.52mm long, 19.76mm thick and weighs 87.87 grams.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beacon Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-073125
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl of probable late Bronze Age date. The object is bent and corroded and is not typical in form for this category of artefact (see C. Pendleton, 2003). It is rectangular in section and tapers in thickness towards one end, where there is a rough wedge-shaped point. The other half of the piece does not taper towards the end and terminates in a wide, blunt point. The width of the tool is roughly constant throughout. It measures 61.9mm long by 5.2mm wide and up to 3.6mm thick. It weighs 7.12g.
Created on: Friday 2nd December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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