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Record ID: NMGW-B5E854
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain Pegged Spearhead with flame-shaped blade of Type 11 A - largely complete, two fragments (metal-detector find, number 9) Dimensions: Surviving length approx. 195.0mm; max. blade width 46.6mm; max. blade length approx. 154.0mm; surviving socket length approx. 41.0mm; surviving external diameter of socket at break 25.9mm; depth of socket - unknown, as obscured by concretion; diameter of surviving peg hole approx. 5.7mm; surviving weight (prior to conservation) 190.2g. Dimensions of small socket fragment: max. surviving length 10.3mm; surviving width 7.5mm; thickness 1.5mm; sur…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-4833FE
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle to Late Bronze Age Group IV dirk, possibly of Burgess & Gerloff's (1981)[1] Group IV, possibly of Type Stuntney and of Penard or Wallington metalworking Industry, dated to c. 1300 - 1000BC The cast dirk is near-complete, with some peripheral damage (with a length of 258mm and a weight of 77.5g). The top of the butt is flat and thin, with curved corners (with a butt width of 27.5mm and a thickness of 0.7mm). Beneath the butt the rivet-notches are a little irregular and of V-shaped profile (with a depth of 4.0mm - 4.4mm, a width of 7mm and are 18.8mm apart). Beneath the rivet…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-4811C9
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age dirk of Penard or Wallington metalworking Industry, dated to c. 1300 - 1000BC The cast dirk is complete but now distorted across the mid blade (with a distorted length of 282mm, a straightened length of approximately 288mm and a weight of 94.4g). The butt is flat-topped, slightly angled (23.0mm wide and 1.8mm thick). There are two rivet notches beneath the butt and on the sides (of 8.5mm diameter, with their midpoints 9.6mm beneath the butt and giving a minimum butt width of 17.5mm). There is no clear hilt mark but there is the suggestion of a curving mark from the top…
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-47B802
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age flanged axehead The cast axehead is complete (with a length of 87.2mm and a weight of 129.3g) but has lost much of the original surface. The butt is straight and thin (with a width of 17mm and a thickness of 0.8mm). The sides are near-straight and parallel as far as the position of the bevel on the faces (where the axe has a width of 21.6mm, a thickness of 11.5mm and a maximum depth, including flanges of 14.9mm). The sides are decorated with diagonal ridges and are slightly convex and gently rounded across their depths. Below the stop the sides widen gradually before …
Created on: Thursday 27th June 2019
Last updated: Thursday 27th June 2019
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Record ID: NMGW-B18276
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age knife or razor probably of Late Bronze Age date The knife or razor is of crescent form and appears to be near-complete but is perhaps missing a tang (with a length of 51.3mm, a height of 40.1mm and a weight of 43.9g). The blade edge is concave with a deep-arched back. The blade tips at both ends may have been elongated, as suggested shallowing to the curve at the back. One tip has a small semi-circular notch (3.3mm diameter), possibly the remnants of a rivet attachment hole and if correct, may suggest a slight tang on that side. There is an irregular long notch (12.5m long a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-AF1FCC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy mount or fitting of uncertain function and date, probably of Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date and possibly a scabbard chape. The possible cast mount is complete (with a length of 23.5mm, a height of 22.9mm and a weight of 18.0g). The mount is of bulbous bi-lobed form (21.5mm wide and 13.1mm thick) with a curving point projecting from each lobe. At the centre is a shallow rounded groove, widest at the base. Both lobes are decorated with prominent ribbing defined by grooves. The lobes terminate in gently curving points of rounded D-shaped section, slightly flattened on thei…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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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: NMGW-623A54
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Wessex dagger of Camerton-Snowshill Series (following Gerloff 1975) or Series 5D (following Needham 2015), and of Needham's (1996) Period 4-5, probably dating from c. 1600 to 1400BC The dagger is incomplete, missing the hilt and is slightly distorted (with a surviving length of 112.1mm and a weight of 31.5g). The damaged butt is now of indeterminate form (with a maximum surviving width of 30.7mm and a thickness of 0.8mm) but there is the remains of a rivet hole or notch at the apex of the centre (of approximately 5.3mm diameter). The dagger thickens at its …
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6216A4
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze ogival dagger of Camerton-Snowshill Type (following Gerloff 1975), or Series 5D (following Needham 2015) and of Needham's (1996) Period 4-5, probably dating from c.1600 to 1400BC. The dagger is incomplete, missing the tip and with peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 67.8mm and a weight of 32.2g). The butt end is eroded and of uncertain form but now with a straight top edge (with a surviving width of 25.6mm and a minimum thickness of 1.8mm), possibly suggesting it was originally of trapezoidal form. There appears to have been three rivet holes, for…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-61E56A
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Developed flat axe, of Class 4 (following Needham 1983) or probably of Type Scrabo Hill (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 63-5) and of Metalwork Assemblage IV to V, corresponding to Needham's (1996) Period 3; dated to 2,050BC - 1,700BC. The axe is near-complete but is heavily corroded with some peripheral loss (with a surviving length of 132.4mm and a weight of 295.4g). The butt is rounded (with a width of 31.1mm) and it is now uncertain how much rounding has resulted from corrosion. The sides of the axe are comparatively straight and gradually divergent to the bl…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-573091
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable Bronze Age gold strip fragment. This is a semi-worked thickened strip fragment of gold of broadly rectangular shape. The strip has been worked and there are hammer facets visible on the flat surfaces and side margins. One edge has been hammered up and has a projecting margin on one face edge. The strip was broken at one end with a double-grip tool without sharp edges. As a result, there is widening, lateral distortion with thinning at one end, near the break. On one face, the break has created a near flat angled facet, while on the reverse there is a distinct concave curva…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-D8F445
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Torfaen
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy hoard. 1. Ribbed socketed axe fragment Dimensions: surviving length70.3mm; surviving blade width 44.2mm; width at upper break approx.33.5mm; surviving depth of socket approx. 49.0mm; surviving weight 110.9g. Blade and body fragment of a ribbed socketed axe of bronze, with the mouth, loop, upper body and one side missing. Three near parallel ribs descend down each face. The surviving axe side is near straight, but slightly divergent toward the blade end, with a slight outward curvature near the blade. The surviving face edges are rounded giving th…
Created on: Friday 11th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 17th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-C21D78
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy Early Bronze Age flanged axehead. This axehead has a rounded arched butt and slightly diverging sides that abruptly expand to a broad crescentic blade and cutting edge, with the blade tips at right angles to the sides, but not recurving. Cast flanges extend along the sides, rising very gradually from the butt towards the middle of the axe and sloping down again to the blade expansion. This gives the axe a very shallow lenticular side profile. The flanges are slightly triple-faceted, so are slightly angled inwards on both faces and on one side very faint trac…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1D36B5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bridgend
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age hoard comprising one flat axe and one axe-chisel. 1. Flat axe - Type Barton Stacey (Class 3D) Dimensions: maximum length 156.0mm; width of butt 34.2mm; blade width 98.1mm; maximum thickness 9.2mm; weight 475.2g. This is a complete flat axe in good condition, with original surfaces surviving over the majority of the axe. The axe is narrow-butted and wide-bladed and has a lenticular profile. The sides of the axe are gently concave, expanding modestly from the butt to the blade end. There is slight triple faceting visible down the sides of the axe, indicating th…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-1C435C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising five socketed axes and one axe fragment. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: surviving length 101.5mm; surviving blade width 51.1mm; width below loop 42.9mm; external mouth dimensions 51.0 by 41.9mm; internal mouth dimensions 33.0 by 27.1mm; dimensions of runner stubs 8.6 by 4.5mm; height 1.0mm; (2) 8.2 by 4.9mm; height 0.5mm; (3) 7.5 by 3.7mm; height 0.5mm; (4) 9.0 by 3.5mm; height 0.2mm; depth of socket approx. 83.0mm; surviving weight 278.7g. A near complete socketed axe with a broken loop, of blocky rectangular form, with straight an…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-AFDAE8
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of two socketed axes and one spearhead. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: length (including runner stub) 101.8mm; length (excluding runner stub (99.6mm); blade width 45.3mm; width below loop 39.4mm; external mouth dimensions 49.6 by 47.5mm; internal mouth dimensions 31.0 by 30.3mm; dimensions of runner stubs (1) 8.6 by 3.4mm; height 0.3mm; (2) 9.9 by 3.9mm; height 1.2mm; (3) 8.8 by 4.0mm; height 2.2mm; (4) 8.2 by 4.6mm; height 0.1mm; depth of socket approx. 72.0mm; weight 370.8g. This is a complete socketed axe of slender proportions, however …
Created on: Friday 28th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-860652
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 12 complete and fragmentary socketed axes. 1. South Wales type socketed axe Dimensions: length 109.5mm; surviving blade width 51.3mm; width below loop 43.0mm; external mouth dimensions 58.8 by 46.5mm; internal mouth dimensions 34.5 by 26.0mm; dimensions of runner stubs (1) 10.6 by 7.3mm; height 0.2mm; (2) 11.7 by 8.1mm; height 1.0mm; (3) 9.3 by 5.5mm; height 0.2mm; dimensions of runner scar (4) 8.6 by unknown; depth of socket approx. 75.0mm; surviving weight 439.5g. This is a virtually complete, heavy and long socketed axe with a blocky rectangular…
Created on: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-70E941
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard of two spearheads and five socketed axes. 1. Plain Pegged spearhead, with lanceolate blade Dimensions: surviving length 146.3mm; maximum surviving blade width 44.7mm; surviving blade length 115.7mm; maximum surviving external diameter of socket 26.5mm (side to side) by 26.2mm (top to bottom); maximum surviving internal diameter of socket 21.2mm (side to side) by 21.1mm (top to bottom); surviving depth of socket approx. 93.0mm; diameter of peg-holes approx. 5.8mm; surviving weight 142.6g. Lanceolate shaped pegged spearhead with incomplete socket below peg-hole…
Created on: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-0B9997
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age hoard of two incomplete flanged axes and one spearhead. 1. and 2. Class 5Db Long-flanged axe (2 conjoining fragments) Dimensions: surviving length blade fragment 1 - 71.9mm; surviving length butt fragment 2 - 28.2mm; combined total length approx.108.8mm; blade width (fragment 1) - 47.9mm; butt width fragment 2 - 21.0mm; maximum thickness at flanges (fragment 1 ) - 17.5mm; maximum height of flanges (fragment 1) - 3.0mm; weight fragment 1 - 154.1g; fragment 2 - 28.3g; combined weight 182.4g. These are two conjoining fragments of a complete, slender, bronze flan…
Created on: Thursday 20th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-609095
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Looped palstave of Gr.III (Low-flanged, broad-bladed) type (following Schmidt and Burgess 1981). It dates broadly to the Middle Bronze Age and more specifically to the Taunton/early Penard phases (1400-1200 BC) (Needham et al. 1997). This is a complete palstave with leaf-shaped flanges that rise from the septum below the butt to about the height of the stop. It has a long slender butt, with a straight end and a thick septum (c.10mm). In plan, the flanges form a straight, rectangular stop ridge and taper in very slightly toward the butt end. A thick side loop is positioned on one si…
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
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