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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: SCABBARD
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Record ID: BUC-E3E35D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete copper alloy scabbard chape dating to the late Bronze Age, 1150 - 800 BC. The chape is sub triangular or ogival in shape, and lozenge shaped in cross section. At the open end the chape curves upwards into two convex arms, creating a crescent shape. The outside edges curve down gradually to half way down the chape, before narrowing at a more steep angle. The chape terminates with a rounded knop, at the end of which is a circular hole and rivet to attach the knop. Running down the centre of the chape on both sides is a raised ridge, this slopes gradually down to the edge of th…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-BD9AED
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy bag-shaped chape. The chape is crescentic with an oval opening at the top, concave sides, a rounded, slightly flared bottom, and a perforation in each face. Each of there retains a small circular sectioned, domed rivet.There is a slight lip around the edges of the opening. Around the perforations the chape is decorated with a series of closely spaced moulded concentric circles (approximately ten on each face). The surface is corrodded in some areas, but is otherwise smooth with a greyish patina. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 950 - 800 BC Dimensions: 36.16 mm x 16.94 mm
Created on: Friday 18th March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 12th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-43E3A2
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
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A worn Late Bronze Age sword scabbard chape with a prominent rounded midrib. The chape is narrow and tapering and both ends are missing. The weight of 15.67g includes black material, possibly charcoal or burnt clay from casting, which fills the central hollow.
Created on: Saturday 26th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
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Record ID: SUR-07BA47
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy apparent scabbard chape of uncertain date. Dot Boughton comments: The patina and shape doesn't quite fit in with Late Bronze Age bag-shaped chapes and is more likely a chape of unknown or post-med date. Other Bronze Age bag-shaped chapes are just a bit more pointed at the top and they are often decorated with a groove or moulding or mouth moulding or even punched circlets, but this example is very plain.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Record ID: NMS-99FB70
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Bag-shaped dagger scabbard chape with three perforations through both faces (five remain blocked by a ferrous deposit). Each perforation lies in the centre of a circular mark on the outer face, probably the result of the drilling process rather than a purposefully made ring. Unusually the mouth is almost straight rather than markedly concave, e.g. an example from Reach, Cambridgeshire (Inventaria Archaeologica (1956) GB 17 3 (3) no. 20). Two examples with pairs of triple perforations but concave mouths come from Quarley, Hants and Norton, Northants (PAS HAMP-095061 and NARC-5DEF37). B…
Created on: Monday 2nd April 2012
Last updated: Monday 2nd April 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-B71423
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy artefact, possibly representing part of a scabbard chape. A piece of sheet-metal has been folded to create a two-sided object with central gap. The outer side, where the fold is located, is angled at approximately 45 degrees, extending into a flat base. From the narrow 'arm' at the top, the upper side flattens out, forming a wide area at the bottom. The surfaces of the angled portion of the chape have a dark blueish-green patination and are pitted; there is a clear break between this and the lower portion, where the metal is lighter green, has lightly inci…
Created on: Thursday 22nd September 2011
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-6B22A3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Fragment of a late Bronze Age 'tongue' shaped scabbard chape. The surviving section is an elongated trapezoid in plan and it has a narrow hexagonal cross section.There is damage to both ends. There is a pronounced central rib running along the front and back face. It has a mid-green patina.The artefact is damaged, with recent damage seen on one face in the form of several dents revealing the copper colour below the patina.It is 69.89mm long, 27.40mm wide tapering to 17.69mm, and it is 10.27mm thick tapering to 9.63mm. The walls are 1.35mm thick. It weighs 33.69 grams.
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2011
Last updated: Monday 18th April 2011
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Record ID: HAMP-095061
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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A slightly corroded, damaged cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age 'bag-shaped' dagger scabbard chape. The object has a rounded end, slightly flattened at the base perhaps through wear. The attachment end has suffered some losses but is broadly U-shaped after a removal, with a raised border. On each side are three punched ring-and-dot motifs in an arc aligned with the attachment end. These bear internal concentric rings as part of the production process. Two of the perforations are filled with corrosion product. The base is thickened from the widest point to the terminal and on the side…
Created on: Friday 16th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Quarley CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-5A3CD3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
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Bronze Age cast copper alloy scabbard chape fragment. Weight 16.78. Length 33mm
Created on: Monday 26th April 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Record ID: NMS-104AF3
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Bronze Age scabbard chape, cast. A tapering hollow object, both ends missing. The two wide faces are concave on either side of a median arris. Length 40mm, maximum external width 15.5mm, maximum internal width 13.5mm. It is uncertain whether this of a short tongue or long tongue type (Colquhoun in Burgess and Coombs eds. 1979, 109, fig.4.7 nos. 119-21). c.950 – c.750 BC. A very similar fragment was found in Barton Bendish in 2004 (HER 17600).
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fincham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-76EAB1
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
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A fragment of the terminal end of a Late Bronze Age sword chape. The chape is hollow and of lozenge-shape section with rounded (or worn) corners. The enclosed terminal is very slightly expanded. The chape fragment is broken at the upper edge.
Created on: Friday 12th January 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saunderton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-9ADF54
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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Incomplete copper alloy sword-chape. Late Bronze Age (1150BC-800BC). Ogival with lozenge shaped cross section, sharp median ribs and flattened edges with a slight rib front and back. The mouth of the chape is wide and open with deeply in-curved upper edges. The butt has a solid oval boss with a convex end. There are three ridges around the sides of the boss. The chape then flares out before curving back in to form an ogee shape and tapering to the round ended, oval sectioned butt. The chape is damaged and incomplete at both top and base and has been broken in two (the pieces were foun…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Record ID: BH-864DB7
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy object which is tentatively identified as a chape of late Bronze Age date (A.Macgregor, 1987, p. 110, no.1178 (similar)). The piece is sub-triangular and has a shallow, transverse recess of oval shape at the top. The object tapers towards the bottom where it is broken off. It measures 39mm long by 23.9mm wide and 8.4mm thick. It weighs 18.16g. The surfaces are heavily corroded.
Created on: Friday 3rd March 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hadham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5DEF37
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age 'bag-shaped' dagger scabbard chape. The object has a rounded end. Because it is abraded at the attachment end it is hard to discern whether or not the 'body' of the chape would have continued up with straight sides. There are six aligned circular perforations near the point of the old break, three on either side. A couple of these chapes are listed in O'Connor (1980, 190-191; ref. 161). They are associated with the 'carp's tongue complex' of south-east England and date to the Ewart Park metalworking phase.
Created on: Thursday 26th May 2005
Last updated: Monday 7th March 2011
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Record ID: SF-9EA484
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete bronze bag-shaped chape with two peg holes, measuring 18mm in height, 37mm in width and 10mm in thickness. Three transverse grooves decorated the base of both faces of this chape. One face is incomplete due to ancient, and some more modern, breaks down to the peg hole. The surface condition is reasonably good and patinated dark grey/green with a slight silvery sheen in places. There are areas of pocking and surface loss with paler green corrosion products visible. The top edge of the chape is less pronounced in comparison to other East Anglian examples, e.g those in …
Created on: Monday 21st February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hilgay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-4A2F62
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age scabbard chape, relating to the family of tongue-shaped chapes and dating to between 1100-800 BC. The chape would have fitted onto the end of a sword scabbard. The mouth of the chape is diamond shaped and this tapers to join a larger circular, flat terminal. About two thirds of the way down the chape are two small circular perforations on each side, possibly for riveting to the scabbard. The chape is undecorated and in good condition. The object weighs 46g and measures 64.46mm in length and 28.35mm in width (across the chape mouth).
Created on: Wednesday 26th May 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Darrington', grid reference and parish protected.


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