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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: SUR-2463D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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A fragment of a middle Bronze Age copper alloy flanged or palstave axehead, comprising a 26.1mm long section of the butt end. The fragment is flat in profile, with the tapering ends of parallel ridges along each side. The butt end tapers and the end is heavily worn. The break is patinated and looks ancient.
Created on: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 21st March 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-90F47D
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
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Late Bronze age copper alloy tanged chisel, 39mm long, 13mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 2.46g. The object is triangular in form and rectangular in cross section. It has a narrow 'tang' which gradually widens and then flares outward to form a slightly rounded flat blade. The object is similar to IOW-C695CB SUR-6751DB SOM-589161 NMS-5EB338
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knapwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-90A288
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze Age notched flint flake. Light creamy grey opaque patina, tertiary piece, large hard hammer struck flake with abraded but, notched on the distal end
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-909BCE
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 tertiary flake which is D-shaped in plan and section. The straight edge has been formed by a break. The ventral surface is fairly smooth with removal scars. The dorsal surface is irregular displaying multiple removals. Short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch is present on the right edge. The flint is a dark grey colour. The implement is 41.7mm long, 33.2mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 13.7g. Scrapers are fairly ubiquitous throughout prehistory and are generally less…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2019
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Record ID: DEV-8D4931
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy socketed axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age and the Taunton/Penard phase (c.1400-1150 BC). The socket end is square in shape, measuring 30.4mm by 30.5mm. All four internal surfaces are intact and in good condition. On the upper and lower surface there is a raised casting flash, following a seam along the length of the object. On all four sides a raised pattern of three lines wraps around the object, taking up the space between the end and the small, shallow handle. The internal space is a condensed circle measuring 7.1mm in diameter, while the handle surfa…
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-7B35AD
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead of unknown type, probably part of the Ewart Park metalworking assemblage dating from c. 1000-800BC. The axe is an elongated rectangle in plan, narrowing slightly from the socket at one end to a narrowest point in the centre before expanding gradually to a flared convex cutting edge that is 46.7mm wide. It is triangular in profile tapering from the socket to the cutting edge. Its socket is broadly sub-square in cross section measuring 28.2mm by 29.9mm and has a collar around the mouth. There is a single integral side loop set ben…
Created on: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Middlezoy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-78A7FC
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500 to 1150 BC). The spearhead has a leaf shaped, lozenge-sectioned blade with a raised rounded mid-rib ridge extending to the tip that has areas of worn damage either side. The tip of the blade is broken and the edges are worn. The socket is also broken, the surviving hollow part being circular in section. The entire object has a dark green patina. The spearhead measures 64.2mm in length, a maximum of 25mm in width and a maximum of 11.6mm diameter at the socketed end. The blade is 2mm thick. The sp…
Created on: Tuesday 12th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 22nd March 2019
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Record ID: BUC-662BE2
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy casting waste of unknown date, from Bronze Age to modern period. The fragment is sub triangular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The fragment consists of layers of copper alloy that have been fused together, and there are air bubbles and circular indentatons throughout from manufacture. It has a dark green patina with patches of light green. It measures 127.16mm in length, 65.16mm in width, 29.2mm in thickness and weighs 844g.
Created on: Monday 11th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
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Record ID: NLM-644B2A
Object type: POT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pottery. Pale buff-coloured soft hand-made fabric with a pale grey reduced core and abundant voids to length 4mm; body sherd, smoothed on its internal surface and more vesicular on the outer. Probably from an undecorated or partially decorated urn or vessel. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Thickness: 12mm, Weight: 21.27gms
Created on: Monday 11th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 11th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stainton le Vale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-24C69E
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper alloy sword of the Ewart Park Metalworking Industry (c. 950 - 750 BC), now in two pieces consisting of the hilt end and upper blade (missing the end of the hilt) and the lower blade (missing its tip). All breaks are old. The sword has deliberately been bent into an elongated S-shape in profile and has broken at one of these bends. The hilt section has broken across a rivet hole 3.6mm in diameter; this is the only surviving rivet hole in the hilt. At the break it is rectangular in cross-section ( 22.2x5.9mm) and the sides of the hilt are parallel. Be…
Created on: Friday 8th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Romsey Extra', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-10928A
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A (probably later) Bronze Age (c.1150-800 BC) copper alloy probable awl, with a flattish cross-section along its entire length. It is slightly bent or kinked at the centre, where it measures 5.5x3.3mm and is an elongated oval in cross-section. It narrows and thins to the tanged end, where it measures 4.7x1.9mm and has a rectangular cross-section.It narrows to a worn flattish point at the other end, 1.9x1.5mm and oval in cross-section. The patina is a dark green in colour with some light pitting and some areas of larger surface loss. The awl measures 68.9mm in length, 5.5mm in max.width…
Created on: Thursday 7th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 8th March 2019
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Record ID: IOW-FFE426
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete Early Bronze Age copper-alloy flat axehead (c. 2200 BC-c. 1500 BC). This implement is sub-triangular in plan. It has a rounded butt and a curving cutting edge where a small portion is missing. Mid-way along its length there is a low transverse 'stop'. The sides of the septum and blade have been hammered up to form very low flanges. In side view it is pointed-oval. This axehead is drab green and is corroded overall. Length: 77.0mm; width: 29.4mm; thickness at 'stops': 7.8mm; thickness including flanges: 8.9mm. Weight: 59.44g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-F9B6DB
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy ribbed socketed axe head dating to the later Bronze Age (c. 950-750 BC). The surviving axe consists of part of the broken body and blade, with missing loop and collar. The body of the axe is sub-rectangular in plan with a flared convex cutting edge. The cast longitudinal moulding consisting of four parallel ribs extends partially along both the front and rear faces, terminating at what would approximately have been the mid-point of each face. The moulding is incomplete where the axe is broken, and very worn on one side. The sides of the axe are lentoidal…
Created on: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th March 2019
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Record ID: HAMP-E56431
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probably Bronze Age (2350-800 BC) secondary flake with possible short, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch to the upper left dorsal edge. It is roughly rectangular in shape with a shallow bulb of percussion and heavy patination, being a light grey in colour. There is some iron staining along the arises and spots to the ventral face. It measures 59.9x41.4x(max)15.6mm and weighs 43.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E45806
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A rounded flint scraper, 48mm in length, made of a struck tertiary flake of dark brown flint probably derived from a locally sourced nodule from the Thames gravels. The dorsal surface has extensive blade removal scars. There appear to be areas of short semi-abrupt retouch around some of the edges. Circa early Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: PAS-E40226
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
In September 2011 a Middle Bronze Age hoard comprising of six copper-alloy objects were excavated from the fill of a ditch during archaeological excavation conducted by Archaeological Solutions Ltd at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk. The find comprised of: two quoit-headed pins, three spiral twisted torcs, a spiral twisted armring/bracelet and a plain penannularbracelet. Description 1. [ENF 127270 (1167).1] Complete copper alloy quoit-headed pin. The shank is roughly circular sectioned and has a marked bend near the tip. The shank with the lower part of the head is broken away from the rest …
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: SOM-D46055
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete copper alloy socketed gouge corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 7, and dated to c. 950 - 750BC The remaining portion is a short length of the socket with a tapered U-shaped blade. The piece is distinctly pointed oval in cross section with slight projecting ridges running down each side, probably the remains of casting flashes. The object tapers in width and thickness from its socket to a rounded cutting/gouging edge which is concave on one of its surfaces. The gouging edge has worn well rounded chips at its tip and on one edge. The object bulges slightly at the p…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-D40903
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment, possibly from a Bronze Age blade such as a rapier or dirk. The fragment is trapezoidal in plan and broken on two edges. At the wider end, the item's width is 14.4mm From this end the original surviving edges of the item subtly curve outwards before curving in again to the second broken edge of the item which is also the point of its minimum width, 9.3mm. This broken end is now slightly concave. In cross section the artefact is a pointed oval with a maximum thickness of 2.2mm and, one one face, distinct carinations between the central part, representing about a…
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: SUR-D248E1
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a middle Bronze Age copper alloy flanged or palstave axehead, comprising a 19.4mm long section of the butt end. The fragment is flat in profile, with the tapering ends of parallel ridges along each side. The butt end tapers and the end is asymetrical from wear. The break is patinated and looks ancient.
Created on: Monday 4th March 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-96A80D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint, thumbnail scraper of Late Neolithic to Bronze Age date, about 2400 BC - 2200 BC. It is formed on speckled light grey flint with some cortex surviving on the right dorsal face. The dorsal face has invasive, scaled, sub-parallel retouch forming a scraping edge on the distal end and sides. It is 23.4mm long, 23.5mm wide and 8.8mm thick. 5.4g.
Created on: Friday 1st March 2019
Last updated: Monday 18th March 2019
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