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    • Material: Copper alloy
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: BH-FB08EE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
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A complete cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age socketed spear dating to the period 1150-800 BC. The spear has a leaf-shaped blade that tapers towards the tip. The blade wings are bevelled, both of which are worn and damaged in places. The blade has a circular cross-section central rib running from tip to base, and wings that gradually expand before tapering inwards to connect to the socketed shaft. The shaft, which is circular in section, increases in diameter towards the open-ended terminal and has a loop halfway along each side made of a flat rhomboidal-shaped plate that sits in line w…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity. Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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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
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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: NMS-105598
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Complete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead. Finely cast with multiple fine file marks on both faces which have chamfered edges to the blade and a shallow mid-rib. There is a slight casting-flash one one side of the pointed-oval sectioned tang. Traces of iron-staining over all. Length 54.5mm. Width 22mm. 3mm thick. Weighs 7.63g. 1275-1140 BC. A bronze arrowhead from the Penard hoard (a secure Bronze Age of c. 1275-1140 BC), was discussed in Archaeologica 71 (p. 138), where it was suggested that although the barbed and tanged form was used in flint from the Earl…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-E488DB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
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A copper-alloy unidentified object of Bronze Age to Roman date. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly dished in profile.One side is complete and has straight edges, while the other three are rounded and have old breaks now worn. The concave face has a circular punch right in its middle. Although the convex face is very worn and unclear, a circular beaded circular line is visible on the border. Length: 17.97 mm Width: 17.40 mm Thickness: 2.86 mm Weight: 3.85 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7CDDD3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast socketed single looped axe head, lightly flared towards its crescentic curved cutting edge. The plain narrower upper and lower sides each bear a clear central mould line; the other broader sides are flat and plain. At c.50mm in from the cutting edge, narrow grooves of width c.4.5mm appear at the arises where flat sides meet, and these continue until 5mm before the edge of the socket. This appears square with rounded corners externally, framing a rounded aperture measuring 27mm in both directions and with a thickened triangular section border. A sing…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A7DDA
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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Copper alloy fragment, 34.7mm in length and narrowing from 16.1mm to 11.9mm. The wide end is square and faceted; the remainded of the fragment has an asymetric trapezoidal profile, with a prominant ridge up to 4.6mm thick down one side of the front. The rear is flat and the object demonstrates a slight curve. The flat back and asymetrical profile suggest this to possibly represent a fragment of a Bronze Age tool such as a sickle or knife blade.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
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A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-54B989
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy Bronze Age palstave axe. The blade end only. The blade is rectangular in cross-section. The cutting edge is flared and curving. There is a slight curving ridge on both faces across the body of the axe, behind the cutting edge The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge. Date: Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1000 BC. Dimensions:45.1mm x 50.8mm x 13.8mm. Weight: 126.16g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: LIN-C25A06
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy spear dating to the Middle Bronze Age (III) or Late Bronze Age (Wilburton, Blackmoor / Ewart Park phases. c.1200-750 BC). Only the final 29mm of tip survives. The tip is triangular in plan and is worn around all edges. The fragment comprises a raised midrib with a flat, incomplete wing extending from both sides. The tip has a mid-green patina with infrequent pitting and corrosion. The break at the base shares the same patination as the rest of the object.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aswarby and Swarby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-BE1915
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy palstave fragment, the object consists of the butt end and central portion of a palstave with a prominent stop ridge.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC31BC
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stylus or awl, 36.0mm in length and 6.9mm in diameter. The object has a triangular shape with a circular profile and narrows to a point. The top end has a shouldered collar and a broken stump of shank or tang to mount into a handle.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC1978
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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Copper alloy tool, 41.4mm in length and 8.4mm in width. The object is curved and narrows to a point, with a flattened and sub-rounded cross sectional profile. Each broad side has two deeply incised grooves running along it, creating a pronounced central spine and lateral shoulders. The flattened end has a worn break, possibly from a shank or tang to mount into a handle. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BBF938
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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A copper alloy Late Bronze Age awl dating to the period 1150 - 800 BC, measuring 63.4mm in length and 3.6mm in width. The object has a flattened and rounded sub rectangular cross sectional profile with flattened faces which taper into squared ends.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: LIN-AD652B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A looped and socketed copper alloy spear head dating from the Middle Bronze Age, about 1550 - 1250 BC. It seems to fit into Davis's Group 2 or Group 3 (2017). It has a triangular blade with ribs on each blade wing, and a prominant midrib, lozenge shaped in cross-section. The socket is circular in cross-section and the socket extends just into the base of the blade midrib. There is a side loop on each side of the socket, positioned very close to the end of the object, away from the blade. The spear has a smooth mid green with only slight pitting and corrosion. The spear head is 101mm l…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-AA68CB
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-allow Bronze Age awl, dating to 1150-700 BC. The shank has a square cross-section at its middle and it is double ended. Starting from the middle square cross-section it continues tapering towards a chisel-like and broken end, while on the opposite side it turns into an oval cross section ending in a incomplete tip. The chisel-like part is heavily abraded and slightly bent sideways. Cf with SF-C1752A on the PAS database. Length: 63.63 mm Width, at its centre: 4.23 mm Max thickness of the oval cross-sectioned part: 4.33 mm Max thickness of the chisel-like part:…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A9CCBF
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age possible dirk/rapier dating to 1500-1200 BC. It has a sub-rectangular shape in plan and tapers towards one broken end. It has a flattened lozange-shaped cross-section in its middle part. On both faces there is a longitudinal median ridge flanked by the broken and tapered blade edges. The ridge stops at 17.43 mm to the flared and broken end and forks sideways; this end is flat and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The surfaces are heavily abraded and dotted. Cf Rowlands (1976, part 2, pl. 42, no. 1838 and pl. 43, unprov.) Length: 47.42 mm Widt…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5A5A3B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Blade fragment of early Bronze Age flat axehead (c. 2400 - 1700 BC). The object is broadly triangular in form, widening and tapering slightly to a straight blade edge. It is very worn and pitted. The damage is predominantly abraded but there are some clean scrapes, possibly resulting from plough damage. The object is 54.55mm in length, 48.91mm at maximum width and 9.72mm in thickness. It weighs 70.78g.
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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