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Record ID: NMGW-46A3A3
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Socketed bronze hammer probably of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150 - 700BC) The hammer is fragmentary, broken across its width and is represented by just under half of the original (with a surviving width of 23mm and a weight of 40.9g). The whole length of the hammer is represented on the side (with a length of 52.2mm). The mouth suggests a square or rectangular body section (with external surviving dimensions of 22.3mm x 16.3mm and with an internal width of 16.7mm) and had a simple moulding (5-6mm long), now worn. There is no surviving evidence for casting runner stubs on the mouth …
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-4675A9
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age bronze socketed tool fragment, probably an axe mouth fragment The tool is fragmentary, represented by a mouth fragment (with a surviving length of 22.6mm, a surviving width of 20.6mm and a weight of 6.0g). The mouth is near-straight for most of its length but appears to be turning at the break on one side. There is a prominent collar moulding, thickest at the mouth (at 4.0mm thick and 7.9mm long) and there is no surviving evidence for a casting stub on the mouth. There are no ribs present on the fragment. One side has an irregular break, while the other side, with t…
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-35639F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age sword blade fragment of uncertain type, probably of Late Bronze Age date, possibly of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking Industry of Needham's (1996)[1] Periods 4-5, dated to c. 1150 - 750BC. The sword is fragmentary, represented by a blade fragment, broken at both ends in antiquity (with a surviving length of 42.2mm and a weight of 22.7g). The blade has no clearly defined midrib but has near straight faces gradually diverging towards the rounded central ridge (giving a consistent thickness of 5.7mm) of lenticular section. Both blade edges have been lost and only a ver…
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-62C84F
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age socketed gouge, possibly of Ewart Park metalworking, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[1] Period 7, and dated to c. 950 - 750BC The socketed gouge is incomplete, missing the mouth (with a surviving length of 41.4mm and a weight of 18.6g). The socket is oval at the break (with maximum surviving external dimensions of 15.0mm x 10.7mm and 11.3mm x 8.5mm internal) with no mouth mouldings present on the incomplete socket. Beneath the break is the beginning of groove, of V-shaped profile near the top and becoming U-shaped towards the blade. The sides of the gouge are stra…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-61B893
Object type: SICKLE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age socketed sickle of Ewart Park or Llyn Fawr metalworking, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[1] Periods 7 - 8, dated to 950 - 500BC. The sickle is fragmentary, represented by the incomplete socket and beginning of the blade (with a surviving length of 30.2mm and a weight of 18.1g). The socket is oval and is basal edge is undamaged (24.6mm long and 11.7mm wide, with internal dimensions of 23.1mm x 18-19mm). The socket is cast (1.3mm thick) without a visible casting seam and the side without the blade is straight. The top of the socket is damaged and has been slightly d…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-5F8955
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Flat Axe of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], or Class 3C Type Harlyn Bay (following Needham 1983; forthcoming) of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. The axe is complete, with some surface damage (with a length of 139.7mm and a weight of 397.4g). The asymmetrical butt is very thin and 'edge-like' and is rounded (with a width of 30.6mm). The sides are straight and divergent to just above the midpoint (c. 60mm from the butt), after which the sides are concav…
Created on: Friday 14th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-38B29D
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age bronze socketed axe of South Wales (Stogursey) Type, of Ewart Park Metalworking Industry, dating to Needham's Period 7 (c. 950 - 750BC). The axe is fragmentary and distorted, represented by a mouth fragment, comprising part of one face and the looped side (with a surviving length of 44.1mm and a weight of 62.7g). The mouth (with a distorted width of 56.4mm and a surviving depth of 26mm) is flat topped (6.4mm - 9.4mm wide) and two casting runner stubs are evident on the surviving side and face. There is a mouth moulding, bevel to the face (6.8mm long). The loop sprin…
Created on: Friday 31st October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-901FF1
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age Developed flat axe, probably of Type Bandon, as defined Schmidt & Burgess (1981, pp 65-7)[1] and dating to c. 1,900 - 1,700BC The axe is near-complete with some peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 101.3mm and a weight of 128.4g). The butt is now rounded (with a width of 20.6mm). The sides are straight and near-parallel as far as the median bevel (where the axe has a width of 23.9mm), after which the axe sides are concave and sharply divergent to the eroded blade tips. The blade was originally likely to have been comparatively widely expanded (with a maxim…
Created on: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-7B0ADE
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Ceredigion
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze Flat Axe, possibly of Type Migdale (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44)[1], of Metalworking Assemblage III, corresponding to Needham's (1996)[2] Period 2 -3 and probably dating to c. 2,200 - 1,900BC. The axe is incomplete, missing the butt and with peripheral damage (with a surviving length of 103.3mm and a weight of 264.2g). The break at the butt occurred in antiquity and there is the suggestion of bending towards one of the faces, prior to breaking. The axe is of rectangular section at the break (with a width of 26.4mm and a thickness of 8.3mm), which is fla…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-0F0ECA
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy single-runner casting jet of uncertain date The casting jet comprises the reservoir and a single runner (with a height of 29.8mm and a weight of 20.9g). The reservoir is sub-oval (27.1mm x 21.8mm and 10.9mm deep). The top surface of the jet is as-cast, with a prominent bubble void at the side, near one end and the sides are smooth from the interior of the gate. The runner is of oval section, narrowing slightly towards the break (4.7mm x 3.7mm at the break, with a length of 16.4mm). The top part of the runner is more irregular, possibly suggesting a clay gate was employ…
Created on: Friday 17th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-0D2364
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment of uncertain type The axe fragment is a mouth fragment, probably from the unlooped side (with a surviving length of 35.4mm, a surviving width of 28.6mm, a surviving depth of 9.0mm and a weight of 19.0g). The top of the mouth (with a thickness of 5.4mm - 6.0mm) is corroded but a raised area is likely to represent the casting runner stub. The casting seam is evident running down the middle part of the side, from the runner stub and appears to have been prominent, possibly with minimal finishing. There is a weak collar discernible on the side (wit…
Created on: Friday 17th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-FE5523
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age sword blade fragment of uncertain type, probably of Late Bronze Age date, possibly of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking Industry of Needham's (1996)[1] Periods 4-5, dated to c. 1150 - 750BC. The sword is fragmentary, represented by a blade fragment, broken at both ends in antiquity (with a surviving length of 22.3mm and a weight of 16.7g). The blade has a midrib (11mm wide and giving a maximum thickness of 8.0mm), flanked on each side by a concave section to the blade edge. The blade edges have been lost but the beginnings of the blade edge facets are evident on both …
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-FC4B96
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age bronze butt fragment from an axe of uncertain type but of Developed Axe or Palstave form The axe is represented by a butt fragment only, broken at one end (with a surviving length of 23.7mm and a weight of 18.4g). The butt end is rounded and thins to an edge (with a width of 20.5mm and a thickness of 0.8mm). The sides are straight and slightly divergent to the break (with a maximum width of 24.1mm and a thickness of 7.5mm). The sides are convex across their thicknesses with no surviving evidence of the casting seams. The flanges begin at the butt and are slightly convex …
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-FC228B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age bronze butt fragment from an axe of uncertain type but of Developed Axe or Palstave form The axe is fragmentary, broken at both ends but is likely to have been close to the butt (with a surviving length of 21.4mm and a weight of 17.1g). The butt end has some damage (with a width of 21mm and a thickness of 4.4mm). The sides are slightly divergent to the break (with a maximum width of 24.6mm and a thickness of 6.7mm - 7.3mm). There is the suggestion of a casting seam on one side, although little of the original surface survives. The flanges are beginning to develop above t…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-FBA618
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age bronze blade fragment from a flat axe of uncertain type The axe is represented by a blade fragment, broken across both its length and width (with a surviving length of 49.0mm, a surviving width of 44.8mm, a maximum surviving thickness of 6.2mm and a weight of 51.5g). The unbroken side is straight (for a length of 12mm) and is rounded across its thickness (with a maximum thickness of 4.5mm). The surviving blade tip is rounded and somewhat distorted, after which the surviving part of the blade edge is comparatively straight (42.9mm wide). Neither face has a discernib…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-6B14F5
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early - Middle Bronze Age Group I palstave of Primary Shield Pattern Palstave form and of Acton Park Type (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 117-125)[1] The palstave is near-complete, with some peripheral damage to the blade, butt and flanges (with a length of 172mm and a weight of 445.3g). The butt (with a width of 21.8mm) is now corroded and of uncertain form. The flanges begin a little before the butt and were comparatively high (now damaged on one face), rising to their maximum height just behind the stop (with a maximum surviving height of 35.5mm). One of the flanges has an indentati…
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-693B4A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Merthyr Tydfil
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze palstave of Group III, Low Flanged, Broad Blade form and possibly of Sleaford variant type, as defined by Schmidt & Burgess (1981, p136)[1]. The palstave is near-complete, missing the part of the loop and with peripheral damage and is comparatively small (at 127.6mm and with a weight of 243.0g). The butt is damaged but was likely to have been moderately straight (with a width of 21.6mm and a thickness of 6.3mm). The sides from the butt to the stop are near-parallel, gently convex (with a maximum width of 23.8mm). The loop is damaged and extends either side …
Created on: Thursday 9th October 2014
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-23BFF1
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age tanged and collared chisel fragment, likely to be of Late Bronze Age date. The chisel is represented by the blade, collar, and the beginning of the tang and has a surviving length of 44.7mm. The tang has broken just above the collar, which survives as a low transverse ridge on each face and is more projecting on the sides. The collar has a surviving width of 8.7mm, but is very worn. The thickness at this point is 6.2mm. The blade is crinoline in plan with a gently curved cutting edge of 16.6mm width. Much of the original surface has been lost and the chisel is eroded.
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2005
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-A56AE4
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead, c. 2500 – 1500BC The arrowhead is complete, with a length of 29.77mm, a maximum width across the barbs of 24.03mm and has a weight of 2.7g. The arrowhead was made on a flake with minimal working to the ventral face. The flake has a convex profile with a thickness of 4.58mm. The dorsal face has been carefully worked by pressure flaking. The flint has patinated pale-grey.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2007
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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Record ID: NMGW-DDE311
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, tip missing. All of the damage on the arrowhead is ancient. Length 39.2mm, width 23.2mm, thickness 4.9mm, weight 3.5 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2006
Last updated: Friday 15th September 2017
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