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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: LEIC-F05700
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy axe fragment, 1500-1150 BC. Length: 39 mm, width: 49 mm, thickness: 14 mm, weight: 84 g. Fragment of a probably Palstave axe, consisting of the rounded, splayed blade and part of the solid rectangular shaped and cross sectioned body (29mm wide) which is decorated with a rounded ridge running down its centre towards the blade.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-02A485
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Prehistoric or Roman? copper alloy casting sprue, 17mm long, 16mm wide and weighing 4.71g. The object has a flat urregular circular terminal 17mmx14mm which has a rough upper surface. Below this is a rectangular shaped and sub rectangular cross sectioned projection which tapers in width at its base, terminating in a point. The object is similar in form to LEIC-E3FCA7 and LVPL-F0EBE9 and WILT-EE8A7B, all undated, but it bears a resemblance to both Bronze age and Roman examples recorded here.
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-F317D2
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe collar fragment, 22mm in length, 20mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 6.08grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and has a curved profile. Its complete edge has a rounded D shaped cross sectioned collar on the outer surface, 2mm thhick and wide. Below this is a narrow linear depression. There is a second rounded collar 4mm wide, 11mm in from the first. To the left of the object (as shown) is a distinct casting seam running the length of the fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D0832
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Neolithic to early Bronze age flint thumb nail scraper, 30mm long, 25mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 8.16g.. The object is oval in form and semi-circular in cross section. It has a clear bulb of percussion on its ventral surface struck from a flat platform. Its dorsal surface has invasive semi-abrupt scaled re-touch over most of its surface, becoming abrupt and stepped at the distal end.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age axe fragment, 41mm long, 33mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 44.21g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of the curved splayed blade of an axe with a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The object has a triangular shaped profile and is solid. Its form suggests it is a fragment of an early Bronze Age flat axe or a mid Bronze Age palstave.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-13A0FE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy arrowhead 18mm long, 13mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 1.12g. The object is sub triangular in form and ovoid in cross section. It is an almost complete barbed and tanged arrowhead, missing part of one tang. It appears to have been roughly cast and has a slightly bevelled edge on one face, suggesting one piece mould? Similar to WILT-807272 WMID-CE6A76 SF6680. .
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E7112F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age blade aargment, 87mm long, 27mm wide and 6mm thick witha weight of 55.95g. The object is rectangular in form and pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel c.2mm away from the present edge along one long edge (far right as shown) The cross section has a wide central section 6mm thick and then it gently thins down to c. 2mm at the present edges.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-5D796B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age copper alloy disc headed pin, Length: 27 mm, diameter: 11 mm, weight: 2.13 grams. The pin is incomplete, missing its lower shaft. This is circular in cross section and widens as it reaches the head from 2mm to 3.5 mm in diameter. The head is 3 mm deep and 11 mm in diameter. It is circular in form and triangular in cross section, emerging from the shaft and widening to form a disc with a concave upper surface which contains a central circular depression. There is no decoration. Pins of this type are hard to date as they are not often discovered within hoards. The artef…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BE6A3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper alloy flat axe, Length: 94 mm, width: 43 mm, thickness: 11 mm, weight: 164 g. The axe is complete but is pitted with corrosion and has a rectangular form and cross section. It has a very square butt end with tapering sides and it has largely parrallel, slightly flanged edges which only taper outwards slightly before becoming the curved edge to the blade. this tapers gently in width and has a rounded edge with slightly projecting sides. There is no sign of any decoration. Its form is consistent with the Arreton developed flat axehead type, of Early to Middle Bronze …
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-2D8733
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid Bronze age to Iron age unidentified copper alloy object, 38mm long, 16mm in diameter and weighing 16.69grams. The object has a circular cross section and is sub rectangular in form. Two thirds of the present object has a hollow circular form, akin to a 'pipe bowl'. This is decorated with closely placed parallel incised lines around two thirds of its surface. At the base of the decoration there is a slight rounded collar and beyond this the object narrows and forms a solid tapering 'point', missing its terminal (3mm in diameter at the present base). Similar objects have been r…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-E0EF32
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy spearhead fragment of Davis Group 13. The fragment is sub rectangular in form, with a central circular cross sectioned, tapering shaft, flanked by incomplete blade projections. At one end there is a circular hollow forming the base of the shaft and the other (upper) edge there is a circular cross sectioned, solid centre with triangular cross sectioned projections. The fragment forms the lower part of the blade, where it joins its shaft and is in a very poor condition. Length: 42 mm, width: 20 mm, thickness: 11 mm, weight: 15.14 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-DCAD2D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy side looped spearhead, dating to 1500-1150 BC. Length: 104 mm, width: 19 mm at widest point of the blade, thickness: 14 mm at widest, weight: 31.58 grams. The object consists of three fragments which were found on seperate occasions. These fragments have sustained damage during deposition and the object is missing its tip and part of the base of its shaft. It has an incomplete oval blade with a pronounced solid mid rib which tapers into the surface of the shaft. Below this point the object has two intact side loops with a semi-circuarlar form and a sub-circu…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knapwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-8ECBE3
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age flint plano convex knife fragment dating to 2350-801BC. 22mm in length, 21mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.55grams. The object is sub circular in form and slightly semi-circular in cross section and is incomplete, missing its lower (as shown) edge. It is heavily worked all over, with sub paralllel, low angled re touch and is re-corticating.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D348D4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe head fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 61 mm, thickness: 19 mm, weight: 127 grams. The fragment consists of the blade end and is sub- rectangular in form and cross section. It has a hollow rectangular core and the object tapers in width down towards its slightly flared rounded blade which is 3mm thick at its tip. It is very worn and has no diagnostic features present.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-423752
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to Late Bronze Age copper alloy blade fragment. The fragment is the central section of a blade, missing its cutting edges. The fragment has a rectangular form with incomplete edges on all sides. It has a very slight ridge running down its centre and the object tapers in width from there to its present edge. Length: 42 mm, width: 15 mm, thickness: 1 mm, weight: 8.99 g. for similar items see LVPL-81B2D7 NMGW-35639F SF-AD5DA4 CAM-DC2F32 KENT-33D526
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Riding of Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: LEIC-361862
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze age copper alloy flat axe blade, 57mm long, 61mm wide (at blade) and 9 mm thick with a weight of 123grams. The object is rectangular in cross section and sub rectangular in form. It is in fair condition, having lost some surface and it is incomplete having snapped about half way down its orginal length? Here is it 26mm wide and 9mm thick. From here its sides flare slightly outwards and taper in thickness to form a slightly rounded blade 1mm thick. It is decorated on both faces with a series of linear depressions running towards the blade. The axe is similar to a Migdal…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-35A67A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze age copper alloy unlooped Palstave, 116mm long, 26mm wide and 28mm thick (at the stop ridge) with a weight of 285grams. The palstave is in fair condition with some surface damage and corrosion and is complete. It is rectangular in cross section and form, flattening and flaring outwards to form a wide rounded blade, 51mm wide. When viewed from the side it has an elongated oval form. It has a prominent central stop ridge with a distinct 'shield' shaped depression, with a central ridge, in front of it on both surfaces. Behind this the butt has an H shaped cross section with …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-79D1F4
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze age copper alloy spearhead shaft, Length: 41 mm, diameter: 11 mm, weight: 11.97 grams. The object is sub rectangular in form and lentoid in cross section. It is hollow and has a circular interior void with its outer form tapering to points at the casting seams. It tapers slightly in width and becomes narrower in thickness as it widens. It is plain except for a linear horizontal nick across its casting seam, near its present base.
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cambridgeshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-2BBB6A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave dating to1450-900BC, 159mm in length, 56mm wide and 25mm thick with a weight of 378grams. The object is in fair condition and is intact, though missing patches of original surface. It is sub rectangular in form and cross section. When viewed from the side it has a 'diamond' shape, formed of two triangular flanges which join at the central stop ridge. Its blade is sub triangular in form and rectangular in cross section with a rounded, flared edge (56mm wide). It has a prominent central ridge running to the central stop ridge and this is flanke…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Desford', grid reference and parish protected.


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