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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: WILT-344A4E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a bent Bronze Age cast copper-alloy decorated socketed spearhead. The fragment broadly triangular in plan and lozengeform in cross section. The spear fragment tapers towards the point which has been bent, the tip of the spear curves towards the fragment. At the break the socket is visible. The sides are decorated with vertical grooves. The spear is 36.1mm in length, 10.65mm wide, 7.1mm thick and weighs 6.26 grams.
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 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: WILT-18BD7C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A sherd of a hand made middle to late Bronze Age vessel. The sherd has a mid to dark grey fabric with a lighter grey core and abundant burnt flint inclusions and abundant smaller white inclusions. The sherd is decorated with five recessed. The sherd is 48.0mm in length, 42.15mm wide, 10.55mm thick and weighs 24.91 grams.
Created on: Monday 12th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-EB4551
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a bent Bronze Age cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead. The fragment broadly triangular in plan and lozengeform in cross section. The spear fragment tapers towards the incomplete tip (from 13.35mm to 5.7mm), The spear is 22.9mm in length, 13.35mm wide, 5.95mm thick and weighs 5.13 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Edington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-EB134E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a bent Bronze Age cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead. The fragment broadly triangular in plan and lozengeform in cross section. The spear fragment tapers towards the point which has been bent (from 16.65mm to 4.25mm), the tip of the spear curves towards the fragment. The spear is 20.05mm in length, 16.7mm wide, 6.45mm thick and weighs 4.58 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 6th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Edington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-62F48A
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring measures 33.75mm in diameter (internal diameter 16.55mm), is 5.95mm thick and weighs 15.12g. It is circular in shape with a defined circumferential ridge running around the centre. The interior surface also features a defined circumferential ridge, creating a lozenge-shaped cross section. Similar rings have been discovered in a number of Bronze Age hoards and have been suggested as horse harness fittings, as being part of the handles of a sheet-metal cauldron of Class A1 (Type Tu…
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
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Record ID: WILT-623C7B
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A Middle/Late Bronze Age (1500-800 BC) copper alloy rapier blade fragment. The fragment is lozengiform in cross section with a prominent rib on either side. The breaks are old. The fragment measures 22.7mm in length, 22.05mm wide, 2.75mm thick and weighs 5.19 grams. Other such fragments have been recorded on the database including WILT-524387
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th May 2016
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Record ID: WILT-7BCF7B
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring measures 15.7mm in diameter (internal diameter 7.3mm), is 4.55mm thick and weighs 3.48 grams. It is circular in shape with a defined circumferential ridge running around the centre and flattened faces above and below. The interior surface also features a defined circumferential ridge, creating a hexagonal cross section. The interior surface exhibits scratch or wear marks which appear to have occured during use. The ring has a pitted dark brown patina with patches of green. Similar…
Created on: Thursday 14th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Devizes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-682E7A
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a Bronze Age blade tip. The fragment is broadly triagnular tapering from 15.45mm to 2.7mm at the tip. The fragment is lozengeform in cross section and narrows from 2.85mm thick at the break to 0.9mm thick at the tip. The fragment weighs 4.37 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 13th January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 14th January 2016
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Record ID: WILT-D43108
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring measures 47.85mm in diameter (internal diameter 34.55mm), is 5.85mm thick and weighs 21.01g. It is circular in shape with a defined circumferential ridge running around the centre. The interior surface also features a defined circumferential ridge, creating a lozenge-shaped cross section. The interior surface exhibits scratch or wear marks which appear to have occured during use. The ring has a smooth dark green patina. Similar rings have been discovered in a number of Bronze Age …
Created on: Wednesday 6th January 2016
Last updated: Monday 25th January 2016
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Record ID: WILT-96D3A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A complete Late Bronze Age copper alloy pegged spear, dating to 1150 - 800 BC. The spear consists of a leaf shaped blade, which tapers towards the tip. The blade is lozengeform in cross sectionThe blade has a circular cross-sectioned mid-rib which gradually widens towards the base of the blade to form the socket. The mid-rib has bordering moulded grooves on both sides of the blade. The socket is 20.3mm in internal diameter. Just below the socket the spear is decorated with three circumferential grooves. The spear is c. 200mm in length 38.95mm wide Pegged spearheads are very…
Created on: Thursday 10th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 10th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hankerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-6DEC5A
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a Bronze Age blade tip. The fragment is broadly triagnular tapering from 27.65mm to 3.6mm at the tip. The fragment is lozengeform in cross section and narrows from 3.2mm thick at the break to 1.4mm thick at the tip. The fragment weighs 4.06 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Record ID: WILT-BCBB58
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age chisel fragment measuring 33.35mm in length and 45.6mm wide. The chisel is incomplete only the blade survives. The blade thins from 4.9mm thick to 1.5mm thick at the cutting edge, the break at the top of the blade is broadly oval in cross section. The blade expands from the break towards the cutting edge. The chisel weighs 26.15 grams.
Created on: Monday 12th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 12th October 2015
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Record ID: WILT-028175
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete and shortened cast copper alloy rapier dating from the earlier Late Bronze Age, that is c. 1100-900BC. The blade is lozengeform in cross section with two broadly triagnular knotches at the lower section of the blade. The balde tapers from the notches to the tip (3.95mm thick to 1.95mm thick) The rapier fragment is 27.95mm in length, 14.85mm wide, 4.4mm thick and weighs 6.43 grams.
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Record ID: WILT-026A8D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy palstave dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1500 - 1150 BC. The fragment is sub-rectangular in shape the butt and a fragment of the flanged sides survive. The axe has an angular butt and the sides gradually widen towards the break. Both sides of the palstave have high developed flanges, which increase gradually from the butt to from sub-triangular sides. The faces of the axe fragment are slightly concave, creating a H-shaped cross-section. The faces of the axe show signs of wear, such as scratches and the break is even and patinated, su…
Created on: Monday 21st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 13th October 2015
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Record ID: WILT-AC5FC6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of Middle to Late Bronze Age (1450 - 900 BC) bronze socketed spearhead, consisting of part of the blade section. It measures 60.7mm in length, 27.55mm maximum width and weighs 42.08 grams. The fragment is broken on both ends, it is lozengiform in cross section and tapers and narrows from 27.4mm wide and 11.7mm thick to 18.25mm wide and 8.4mm thick at the break towards the tip.
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2015
Last updated: Friday 2nd October 2015
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Record ID: WILT-6416A6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axe. The fragment is J-shaped in section and roughly rectangular in plan. There is a clear mould line evident. On the inner edge of the lip there is a possible sprue from casting waste. The fragment has a grey green patina. The length is 24.40mm, maximum width is 33.77mm, maximum thickness of the lip 5.53mm. The weight is 13.54 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
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Record ID: WILT-A30E3C
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast bronze (copper alloy) faceted socketed axe (axehead) of Late Bronze Age date (950 - 750 BC). The axe is elegantly cast being relatively slender and well proportioned with a trumpet shaped collar, relatively narrow sides, which taper slightly and then expand to form a sub-triangular shaped blade. The mouth of the axe is sub-circular in cross section. The shape of the mouth is sub-rectangular (rectangular with rounded corners) at measures 33.25mm wide. The trumpet-shaped mouth of the axe tapers and the loop is relatively small in a low position set well beneath the …
Created on: Wednesday 6th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
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Record ID: WILT-0C563E
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring measures 20.95mm in diameter (internal diameter 9.9mm), is 5.75mm thick and weighs 9.13 grams. It is circular in shape with a defined circumferential ridge running around the centre and flattened faces above and below. The interior surface also features a defined circumferential ridge, creating a hexagonal cross section. The interior surface exhibits scratch or wear marks which appear to have occured during use. The ring has a pitted dark brown patina with patches of green. Si…
Created on: Wednesday 29th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th April 2015
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Record ID: WILT-178257
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy and tinned developed flat axe with hammer raised flanges of later Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The classification of the axe matches the descriptions and illustrations of the axe type Arreton which is dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 BC. The axehead is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slight tapering edges. The axe is 122.85mm in length, 74.45mm wide and 16.65mm thick. The butt of…
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amesbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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