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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: BEAD

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Record ID: CAM-DD9C51
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy biconical bead of sub-circular to oval shape dating to the Bronze Age, probably middle Bronze Age to early Iron Age. This bead weighs 6.78g. It measures 15.9mm x 14.7mm transversely across the perforation and has a 'height', on the same axis as the perforation, of 9.9mm. The external surfaces of the bead are smooth, polished and undecorated. One side has a small irregular shaped depression at the mid point in the height. This area measures 4.7mm x height 3.1mm and is probably most likely to be the result of a casting imperfection rather than post-production damage. The …
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: BH-578953
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy bead of uncertain date, although possibly dating from Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 2400 BC-c. AD 410). The bead is circular in plan and has a central sub-circular perforation. The outer surface of the bead is irregular due to corrosion. It measures 15mm in diameter and 8mm in thickness. Similar beads are recorded on the PAS database with a variety of date ranges suggested, cf. LEIC-3641F5, SOM-DA2D9C, IOW-04D9D1.The patina of this object might suggest a Bronze Age date, however other comparisons date to the Roman and Iron Age period.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D56CDF
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Bronze Age or Iron Age copper alloy bead, which has suffered corrosion. It is sub-lozenge-shaped in cross section. Has an internal measurement of 9mm.
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-3641F5
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy bead, 12mm in diameter, 5mm thick and with a weight of 1.73grams. The bead is circular in form and bi-conical in cross section. It has a central circular hole 3mm in diameter. The bead has a slightly irregular form, having an indented edge and narrowing in width to 3mm at one side. This may suggest a mis-casting? The bead is extremely similar to SUSS-0C04D4 and similar to SUSS-3278C4 and BH-3A6E57.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-25FCB6
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age Gold Strip (possibly a bead) from Much Wenlock - Shropshire Treasure Case: 2017 T42 A small rectangular strip of folded gold with one decorated surface. The object was folded upon discovery and subsequently opened up by the finder. One edge of the strip is complete having been cut regularly with a slightly thickened rim while the other edge of the strip has been torn resulting in a sharp undulating edge. The decoration consists of eight fine, straight ridges and grooves.. Dimensions: length 17mm, width 14mm, weight 2.1g Discussion: The linear decoratio…
Created on: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Much Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-F6E044
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age, Copper Alloy bead. The bead is a torus shape with a slight bend and noticable seam across the cross section where each ends of the loop would have been attached together. The bead has a diameter of 15.24mm but extends to 15.65mm in the bend, 3.6mm thick, 4.2mm high and weighs 3.1g. It has a bronze, brown colour which has faded in some patches. Otherwise, it is in stable condition.
Created on: Wednesday 20th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 12th October 2016
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Record ID: SUSS-C73B89
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy bead dating from the Bronze age to the Early Medieval period. The bead is sub-biconical in form with a slightly flattened top and bottom. In section the bead is plano-covex with a large internal perforation, and the object demonstrates an even greenish brown patina. The external diameter of the bead is 14.42mm, the internal diameter is 6.22mm and th maximum thickness is 5.51mm. The object weighs 2.88 grammes.
Created on: Monday 30th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 17th February 2016
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Record ID: DOR-28C4EB
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy biconical bead of uncertain date, probably dating from the Bronze Age to Roman periods.The bead is decorated with a circumferential rib halfway down and a ridgearount the opening on one face only. There is some wear on one side of the opening in the opposite face. It measures 14.73 mm in diameter and 8.96 mm thick, with an approximate internal diameter of 10 mm; it weighs 6.2 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Last updated: Saturday 16th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Wimborne Minster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-1CEC46
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object, probably a bead, dating from the Bronze Age or Early Iron Age c. 2150-800 BC. The artefact is lozenge-shaped in plan and broadly square in cross section. It has an irregularly shaped perforation in the center. Each of the long edges of the lozenge is concave which means that the corners appear larger and bulbous. The artefact has a dark brownish-green patina. The shape and method of manufacture of this bead is very similar to two unidentified objects, which have been recorded onto the database as SUSS-F6BA96 and SUSS-0C80D1. The object is 20 mm x 2…
Created on: Monday 17th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charing', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-65902F
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1100 BC) solid gold bead of annular form and biconical profile with a central perforation measuring 2.9mm in diameter. It is max.7.6mm in diameter at the centre, narrowing to c.5mm diameter at either end, both of which show areas of damage. The bead stands 5.3mm in height and weighs 1.91g. The bead is of similar form to several of sheet gold reported through the Treasure Act, namely HAMP-72E451 (2011 T526),GLO-46CA05 (2014 T358) and NMS-AEC678 (2013 T20), for the latter of which is written 'The gold bead is likely to date to the Middle Bronze A…
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-F0A050
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy bead of unknown period, ranging from Bronze Age to Post Medieval date (2000 BC -1900 AD). This bead is sub-circular and D-shaped in cross-section. It has a central circular perforation which measures c. 5.6 mm in diameter. The bead is covered with dark green and black patina. It measures 15.1 mm in diameter, 5.3 mm thick and weighs 4.5 g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th September 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th September 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-23FDE0
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small amber bead dating to the Bronze Age, (2350-801BC). The object is circular in plan and sub-oval in cross-section. It is of varying thickness with a rough thickness. The object has a conical perforation which has been drilled from one side. The perforation has an internal diameter of 3.27mm on one face which tapers down to 1.99mm on the opposite face. The surface is rough and uneven. It is light orange-yellow in colour due to oxidation. This piece of amber would have originated in Poland.
Created on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trefnant', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-4F6F59
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small annular gold bead formed from a piece of sheet gold. The join is faintly visible. The hole is blocked with soil. Diameter 5mm; breadth 4mm; weight 0.32 grams. Non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis of the surface of this bead, indicated a surface composition of approximately 80-82% gold, 15-16 % silver, with approximately 3% copper. A number of gold beads are known from the British and Irish Bronze age and these are chiefly biconical or tubular (eg that from Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, dated to the Middle Bronze Age, c 1400-1100 BC)(Varndell, G. Treasure Annua…
Created on: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lenborough area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-46CA05
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age circular gold bead that is biconical profile. The interior is hollow with the walls made of thin sheets (less than a millimetre thick at the aperture). The inner face slightly rough suggesting the bead may have been cast. The following discussion has been taken from record NMS-AEC678 written by Dr Andrew Rogerson (Norfolk Senior Historic Environment Officer (Finds)) and Mr Neil Wilkin (Bronze Age Curator British Museum) The gold bead is likely to date to the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1100 BC) based on several close comparanda. The three biconical gold beads fro…
Created on: Tuesday 27th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-357FF3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bead of probable prehistoric to Roman date. The bead is discoidal, though crudely made.There is an irregularly place circular hole through the bead, slightly off center. The exterior of the bead has been decorated with spiralling grooves and ridges. A similar example can be seen on the database: SUSS-278700. The bead is 14 mm diameter, the hole is 9 mm in diameter, the maximum thickness is 3.5 mm and it weighs 6.30 gms
Created on: Thursday 6th February 2014
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Egerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9186C1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. It is circular in plan and biconical, measuring 17.59mm in diameter and 6.93mm thick. The internal perforation measures 5.64mm in diameter. The object has been drilled from each side. The outer face is decorated with a central circumferential moulding flanked by four grooves. A similar example which can be found on the database is Minter, F (2006) SF-B4C654 A BRONZE AGE BEAD Webpage available at: http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/123352.
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-AEC678
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Biconical gold bead: sheet bead of biconical profile and annular form, probably cast. The wall is of constant thickness and slightly rough inner face. No join is visible to the naked eye. Weight: 0.74g; Diameter: 10.5mm; Internal diameter: 5mm; Width: 6.5mm
Created on: Monday 7th January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-34D297
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small rectangular strip of folded gold with one decorated surface. The edges of the strip appear to have been cut rather than broken, suggesting that the object is complete. The strip has been folded almost exactly in half (although the two ends do not meet) with the decorated side outermost. The decoration consists of 13 fine, straight, 'incised' grooves. Dimensions: Length (folded) 5.5-6.5mm; Length (if unfolded - soft tape): c.13mm; Width: 6mm; Thickness (as folded): 2mm; Thickness of sheet: 0.2mm; Weight: 0.58g The incised linear decoration of the strip can be paralleled o…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Retford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-F8F3B7
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Sheet gold strip that has been rolled into a cylinder, the edges are overlap with a slight gap. Below the gap in the middle of the body is an off centre hole 0.6mm in diameter. The outside edge is decorated with a series of transverse incised bands that cover the whole surface.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Coberley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D30D10
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold object, probably a bead, of possible Bronze Age date. It has been flattened due to post-depositional damage but otherwise appears intact. The object is rectangular in form and would originally have been tubular in form. It is decorated on its exterior surface be a series of 17 transverse incised grooves, seemingly incised individually and by hand with the result that they are slightly unevenly spaced and the ends of some of the grooves do not quite meet. There is some damage to the exterior surface in the form of small cracks and splits to the metalwork resultant from it being …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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