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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: SWORD

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Record ID: BH-F0B9DA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy sword fragment dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c.1100-800 BC). The blade is trapezoidal in plan and lozenge-shaped in cross sections. The blade is thickest along the central axis and gradually thins towards the outside edges. There is some additional damage along the already broken edges, as well as minor abrasions and scratches across the surfaces of the blade. The fragment has a patchy dark-green and brown patina. It measures 32mm in length, 55mm in width and a maximum of 8mm thick. The blade weighs 50.38 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: WMID-DCF864
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy sword blade probably dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1100BC - 800BC). The fragment is sub-rectuangular in plan and elongated lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The central mid-rib is defined on either side of the rib by a vertical line, occurring on both faces, before tapering towards the cutting edges. The cutting edges show signs of wear. The fragment is terminated by worn breaks at the top and bottom of the blade. The object has a dark green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.83mm in length, 37.58mm in width, 7.06mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive (or wax) and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on bo…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: ASHM-60F396
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy sword or rapier tip dating from the late Middle Bronze Age or Late Bronze Age, that is c. 1500-800 BC. The fragment is a of triangular shape with lenticular cross section and a slightly raised mid rib. The cross section suggests this is the tip of a blade rather than a spearhead.
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6C8397
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy sword fragment. Cast fragment of a long narrow leaf-shaped blade, from towards its tip. A flattened rhomboid section at the narrower end of the fragment is rendered lentoid at the wider end by the rubbing down in antiquity of the aris between the sides of the blade on both its sides. The cutting edges remain sharp. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. Length: 30.6mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness: 3.7mm, Weight: 6.61gms
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: CORN-32473E
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy blade, possibly the point from a Bronze Age sword, kite-shaped in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile. The broken end appears to have been deliberately cut to create a pointed apex which may have been to improve hafting if the fragment was re-used as some sort of perforating tool. This break is not typical of the deliberate breaking up of swords into fragments for deposition, which is often clean and perpendicular to the edge (Matt Knight pers comm). None of the original surface remains, as the fragment is so corroded and pitted from being in the sea, and…
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B7224A
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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Probably Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a convex surfaces. The breaks across the blade are old and rounded. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted. The surface of the blade has an incomplete mottled dark green and brown patina which is then heavily abraded. It measures 22.89mm long, 23.63mm wide, 7.74mm thick. It weighs 14.74 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-5993E7
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper-alloy sword. The piece has a straight, well-patinated cut at both the top and bottom ends, and a broadly lozenge-shaped cross section. The sides are parallel and slightly convex.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: BH-613B41
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy sword or dagger fragment dating to the middle to late Bronze Age (1600-800 BC). The fragment comprises a cast segment from a markedly tapering blade of lentoidal section. The fragment measures 48mm in length, 31mm in width and 6mm in thickness. It weighs 36.53g. See NLM-56F0CD for a parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-FF3A89
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
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A fragment of a Bronze Age, copper alloy, sword blade, 1500-800 BC. The fragment comprises a slightly tapering rectangle of copper alloy. It is a flattened pointed oval in cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. There is no sign of a central rib. The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the sword blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult. Length: 40.94mm Width: 15.05mm Thickness: 2.5mm Weight: 6.59g
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-9AB793
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a sword dating to the Ewart Park metalworking phase of the Late Bronze Age, dating c. 1000-800 BC. The fragment consists the tip of the hilt and upper section of the handle, the latter flaring outwards towards its apex and being broadly 'H' shaped in section due to prominent raised marginal ridges which appear on both sides of the object. The lower surviving edge of the object demonstrates a partial circular perforation, which is incomplete due to an irregular truncation which has removed the rest of the handle and blade. Preser…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-674DAF
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of worn cast Middle Bronze Age II to Late Bronze age, 1300BC - 800BC, Possibly Wilburton or Ewart Park type. Description: The fragment is irregular shaped but roughly rectangular in plan, lozenge in cross-section with a flat mid rib. It is heavily patinated and pitted typical of highly corroded copper-alloy. The fragment, due to its small size likely originates from the upper section of the sword. Measurements: 28.85mm wide, 24mm long, 6.66mm thick and 19.91g in weight.
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: NLM-8C6C44
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy sword fragment. A short fragment from a leaf-shaped sword blade of lentoid section with faint grooves on either side running parallel to the two cutting edges. The edges converge, suggesting this fragment to come from near the mid-part of the blade. The development of swords designed for a slashing action is attributed to the later Bronze Age. The broken edge at one end of the fragment is worn [bottom], but the opposite edge [top] is rough and may suggest a larger sword fragment has been further fragmented in recent times. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. …
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Friday 21st April 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-364E60
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
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A fragment of a Bronze Age sword or dagger blade, 1150-700BC. The object is a sub-rectangular fragment of copper alloy, with a straight, horizontal break or cut at both the top and bottom ends. There is a broad, convex-surfaced mid-rib on either face, flanked by a pair of vertical grooves. Either side of this mid-rib the thickness gradually tapers towards the cutting edge. The blade is broken at either end. The breaks are well patinated and indicate that it was broken in antiquity. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1150 - 700 BC. In this database is similar to DOR-B4D511. Length: 33.61 m…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: WAW-CE5D3F
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated pointed oval in cross-section with extended faceted edges towards the cutting edges. The breaks across the blade are not recent. At the apex of each face there is a shiny dark green-grey patina, otherwise the surface is a dark green well developed patina. It measures 60.41mm long, 31.62mm wide, 8.26mm thick. It weighs 60.58g. This is a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 4th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-3CE34C
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A fragment from the hilt of a Late Bronze Age sword of Ewart Park type, c.850-700BC. The ribbed border runs along both edges but on one side only. The fragment has broken across a rivet hole and tapers inwards before fanning out to the terminal.
Created on: Wednesday 28th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Record ID: CORN-3B62D1
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of a cast copper alloy sword, part of the hilt and part of the blade, which are not connected. The hilt is lozenge-shaped in plan and in section, broken between the hilt tang and its shoulders at one edge and between the shoulders and the beginning of the blade at the other edge. There is a raised and rounded mid-rib that rises about 3 mm above the surface of the hilt on both broken edges and averages about 12 mm in width, and a rivet hole that is half way along the angled outer edge and 3.5 mm in diameter. The blade is rectangular in plan and lozenge-shaped in section, …
Created on: Wednesday 28th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 19th July 2017
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Record ID: NLM-A7B315
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible sword fragment. A short section from a cast blade of flattened lozenge section with converging sides, abraded, with an ancient break at its wider end and a fresher break at the narrower; the cutting edges are also recently abraded. The surfaces of the blade are rubbed or abraded at a medial aris, though there is no indication of a mid-rib. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1200-800. Length: 24.4mm, Width: 15.6mm, Thickness: 4.4mm, Weight: 6.86gms.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 5th April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-55D7B8
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a sharp corner in the centre of each face. The breaks across the blade are not old, but not too recent. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted and there are notches along the blade, which are not recent as the patina covers them. The surface of the blade has a mottled dark green and brown patina. It measures 29.87mm long, 23.49mm wide, 5.5mm thick. It weighs 16.63 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: SUR-4FCA1C
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from just above the tip of a Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier-like blade. The fragment has multiple scratches and there is some post depositional pitting. The blade has a rounded platform which merges into slightly concave blade edges. Such fragments are difficult to date stylistically - although the deliberately thickened point which was designed for thrusting is typical of short knives and rapiers of this Middle Bronze Age period.
Created on: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th December 2016
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