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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: MOULD

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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: WILT-FFC218
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy Middle Bronze Age palstave mould consisting of one half of the mould dating to the period c.1500-1300 BC. The mould varies in thickness it is 9.9mm thick at the funnel, the walls are 13.4mm wide at the loop and the walls taper in width to a minimum width of 6.85mm at the blade. The mould is 182mm in length and has a maximum width of 70.85mm at the blade. The front face is decorated with a raised shield and central vertical rib. Projecting from this vertical rib are three raised chevrons pointing towards the funnel. There is corrosion visible within the mould…
Created on: Friday 23rd February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Devizes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-7E5EA8
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Middle Bronze Age palstave mould formed of two interlocking halves (i.e. bivalve) was found on the 25th of February 2017. No other objects or details of the find context were reported. The two halves (valves) of the palstave mould are described separately below and have been labelled and referred to as 'Part A' and 'Part B' throughout. Description: Soil still adheres to both parts of the bivalve mould (especially to 'Part B') but X-radiography has assisted in description of both parts. Valve (Part A) A valve for a Middle Bronze Age palstave with semi-circular pouri…
Created on: Thursday 2nd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: SF-839555
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy single valve from a two-piece Late Bronze Age socketed axe mould. Signs of corrosion are visible on the interior and exterior surfaces, and where visible through the dark green patina the metal beneath has a very silvery appearance perhaps indicative of a high tin or lead content in the alloy. The valve is in the form of a socketed axe, D-shaped in section with concave interior surface forming the mould. It is undecorated on its outer surface, although the remains of two small integral and cylindrical knops are visible towards the blade end of the mould, the rema…
Created on: Friday 12th April 2013
Last updated: Sunday 23rd February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sutton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B60A53
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete single bronze valve from a two-piece looped palstave mould of Middle Bronze Age date. The object shows some signs of pitting and corrosion on the exterior surface, which has a dark green patina, and on the interior is blackened. The interior has at one end a semi-circular casting sprue that is slightly globular in form to enable the molten metal to be poured into the mould. Beneath this is the impression of the palstave itself. This has prominent side flanges and a continuous transverse stop-ridge. A single loop is visible to one side of the stop-ridge. It has a┬áraised s…
Created on: Tuesday 6th April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hempnall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-031000
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Greisen (altered granite or pegmatite) mould for casting a ribbed socketed bronze axe, with four rib ends on the blade face, suggesting that the axe produced in it would be of southern ribbed type from the Ewart Park phase, c.1000-800 BC. This is one part of a two part mould, and this half of the mould is broken, so that the upper part, which would have shaped the mouth and side-loop of the axe, is now missing. There is a narrow hollowed out route from one corner of the blade to the edge of the mould to act as an air vent. The vent would have allowed air to escape, rather than ca…
Created on: Tuesday 24th June 2008
Last updated: Sunday 7th August 2016
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Record ID: SF-3C3B46
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete single bronze valve from two-piece looped palstave mould of middle Bronze Age date. The blade end and 'corner' are missing due to an ancient patinated break. It measures 170mm in length and 60mm in width. Interior: Impression of a single looped palstave with sub-triangular ribs surrounding a raised central sub-triangular pendant decoration just below the septum stop-ridge. It has slightly convex developed flanges (developed shield pattern) with a continous stop ridge. The flanges on the edge of the mould have four small concave sockets to fit matching knobs on the s…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hempnall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF2231
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a copper alloy bivalve mould, probably for a socketed axe (cf. Beeston Regis hoard, Norfolk, Unthank Road hoard, Norwich, Levington hoard, Suffolk (S3832). Dark green patina with slight paler green corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2000
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ARWARTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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