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Record ID: NMGW-A5C7CE
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy tanged and collared chisel of Late Bronze Age date, probably of Wilburton or Ewart Park metalworking industry, corresponding with Needham’s (1996) Periods 6-7, dated to c.1150-750 BC. The chisel is comprised of the blade and a fraction of the tang with a surviving overall length of 65.5mm. The tang is 9.8mm long (terminating in an old break), sub-square in section (5.4mm wide x 4.9mm deep) and flares out to a sub-oval collar (2.9mm tall x 11.5mm wide x 10mm deep) that narrows before the flanged shoulder (with a minimum width of 7.5mm). The sides of…
Created on: Monday 15th August 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
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Record ID: SWYOR-A4BA73
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
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A copper alloy object, probably a bead probably of Bronze Age to Roman date, 2150 BC - AD 400. It is annular, and has a shallowly convex inner face and a more arched convex outer face making it an asymmetrical oval in cross-section. It has a very smooth, plain surface and is olive green. Unusually for a bead, it has a short internal projection, perhaps suggesting a different function. A ring headed pin is one possibility, but pin shanks all appear to project from the external face.The projection is irregular in cross-section and has a flat terminal. Measurements are; diameter…
Created on: Monday 15th August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Styrrup with Oldcotes Civil Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-A00C58
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy palstave axe. Cast looped palstave axe with a wide [71mm] crescentic cutting edge to its blade which is bevelled on either face for 11.5mm, an effect perhaps emphasised by sharpening. Apparently recent sharpening – or extremely well-preserved evidence for sharpening in antiquity – is present on about one third of the cutting edge, though on one side only. Behind the cutting edge a triangular midpart of the blade is slightly concave on both sides with a single central moulded rib of length 54mm. The blade tapers to meet a butt which has expanded convex flanges t…
Created on: Monday 15th August 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadney Carrs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-4DEA4D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint side scraper worked from a secondary flake of dark brown flint, 43.3mm length, which has had a working edged added to it using short, scaled and semi abrupt retouch along one side. The lack of preparation and crude form suggests a later prehistoric date.
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2022
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2022
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Record ID: LVPL-4DD308
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy palstave axehead with side loop of Middle Bronze Age date from the period c.1250-1100BC. The blade of the palstave is sub-triangular in plan, with convex expanding sides, and a convex cutting edge. The cutting edge is slightly asymmetrical and blunt. It measures 45.81mm in width and is 1.52mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The object measures 27.23mm in width and 30.32mm thick at the stop ridge. Both faces present a triangle below the stop ridge and at the upper portion of the blade that p…
Created on: Thursday 11th August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2022
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Record ID: NLM-36E4AE
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ingot. A small cast flat-sided oval fragment of copper alloy, with signs of pitting or bubbling. Probably hammered on a flat surface to achieve this form, which is of slightly wedge-shaped section. Suggested date: Unknown, later Bronze Age to Early Medieval, 1000BC-AD1000 Length: 26.4mm, Width: 13.2mm, Thickness: 3.3mm, Weight: 5.90gms
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 10th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-176B67
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, copper alloy, Pin of possible prehistoric date, Bronze-Iron Age, 1500-300 BC. The object comprises a narrow cylindrical shank with a sharp point. At the opposite terminal to the point, the terminal has radial ridges. The whole object has a brown-green patina seen in this region on prehistoric alloys. However, there is little else distinguishing this object from Post Medieval or Modern items.
Created on: Monday 8th August 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2022
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Record ID: NLM-10D9F0
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy socketed axe fragment. A simple wedge-shaped hollow cast socketed axe head narrowing from its wider oval mouth or socket to a narrower lunate cutting edge. A single integrally cast loop of length 22mm appears on one side of the socket; its ends or springing appear to have been pinched by a tool like  nosed pliers while the metal remained tectile, conferring a tridactyl appearance. The mouth – of which only a small part of the edge remains – retains a faint trace of a single moulding. The only other feature is an internal casting flange which remains fresh …
Created on: Monday 8th August 2022
Last updated: Monday 8th August 2022
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claxby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-BC0593
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy, Bronze Age, spearhead, 1500-900BC. The object comprises the tip of the spearhead, tapering down to a point. There is an old break at the bottom of the object in which there remains only a small circular depression marking the end of the inside of the socket. The object has a brown-green patina.
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
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Record ID: NARC-8EAEE7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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An incomplete copper alloy "Moustache-shaped" object probably of Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age date (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements (both points partially lost), D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their widest point, by a longitudinally recessed oval neck. There are multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face on both domed sides of the object. The two moustache tips or prongs flare slightly outwards and terminate with a small rounded knop. The central neck section of the object is plain and undecorated but the unders…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2022
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Record ID: SUR-8D5B3E
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
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A cast copper alloy fragment of a late Bronze Age (c. 1100 BC to 800 BC) socketed axehead measuring 27mm by 43mm. The fragment comprises the blade tip which flares out into a curved cutting edge. The axehead has a triangular side profile and a hollow centre. Much of the original surface has been lost to corrosion.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2022
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Record ID: BERK-6F3120
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy early short palstave probably of the Acton Park ii/Taunton metalwork style dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c.1400 BC - 1250 BC), Metalworking Phase VIII and IX which corresponds with Needham's period 4 and 5. The butt is triangular in section which thickens towards the septum. The flanges start a short way in from the butt corners. They form a pointed oval shape in profile with the crest of the flange being the widest point, in the centre of the septum. There are slight bulges on the side in line with the fused stop with high flanges. There is a casting s…
Created on: Sunday 31st July 2022
Last updated: Friday 5th August 2022
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Record ID: BERK-2F01C4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle to Late Bronze Age south Western type palstave axehead c.1400-1100 BC The butt end has rounded. The flanges begin about a third of the way along the butt's length. The cleft between the flanges is relatively smother perhaps from use and there is an irregular hole through the middle near the stop. The casting seem is visible along the sides of the axehead, though some effort to reduce it appears to have taken place. The stop is shallow and worn. The stop has rounded corners with the flanges. The loop is on one side which arcs over the position on the stop. The blade is lon…
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2022
Last updated: Friday 5th August 2022
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Record ID: SUR-258415
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy awl of late Bronze Age date, 61.2mm in length. One half has a sub rounded cross section and the other has a sub rectangular section. Both ends taper to sharp points. The surface has a deep-green patina and there is no evident decoration.
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2022
Last updated: Thursday 28th July 2022
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Record ID: LVPL-2471B5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The cutting edge of a late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead dating to c.950-750 BC. The object is comprised of the cutting edge only, the rest of the object is missing. The fragment is sub-rectangular in shape with a wedged section that tapers to the cutting edge. The edge is crescentic in shape and is worn and abraded. The incomplete side of the object has a worn but straight cut revealing a grooved interior suggestive of a socketed axehead. The is irregular with patches of smooth light green patina.. The fragmentary condition of the axe makes typological identification…
Created on: Thursday 28th July 2022
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2022
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Record ID: NMS-14243D
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small flat axehead. Most of the rectangular butt survives, from where it curves out very slightly to a thicker centre which has very slight flanges to both sides, on both faces. The axe then curves out sharply to a wide cutting edge, most of which is now missing. The smooth olive-green polished surface is largely corroded away on one face, with deep pits. Length 76.0mm, maximum surviving width 44.7mm, maximum thickness 10.4mm, weight 104.8g.
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Last updated: Friday 12th August 2022
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Record ID: LEIC-13CAC7
Object type: SPEARHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age cast socketed Spearhead, dating to c. 1600 BC - 1000 BC. The spearhead is almost complete, it is missing fragments of the socketed base. The spear has a lozenge shaped cross- section with a high mid-rib which tapers towards from the tip toward the break. The socket is conical. The socket is filled with soil and a depth cannot be determined. The blade extends at the head of the socket and is largely complete, little of the edge is worn away. There is no evidence of any side loops, though these may be worn away and corroded. N…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Last updated: Monday 15th August 2022
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Record ID: SUR-11B61A
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 A large secondary flint flake, struck from a dark grey flint, 55.1mm in length and of later prehistoric date. The flake appears to have been used as a core, with removals from a striking platform at one edge. On the opposite end is a small patch of short, scaled and abrupt retouch suggesting casual re-use as a scraper. A small patch of grey cortex is retained on the dorsal surface.
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 27th July 2022
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1157BE
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slightly oval copper-alloy finger-ring.The finger-ring is 22.7mm in length and 20.8mm in width. It has been made from a length of thin rod 89mm long. The tip of one end has been flattened and pointed (possibly to resemble a snake head) while the middle of its length, which is 3.8mm thick in a sub-rounded cross-section, narrows to a finer point at its other end. Both ends have been bent round so as to overlap each other by 20.1mm. This finger-ring coils one and a quarter rotations around the finger. Dimensions: Length 22.7mm, width 21.0mm, thickness 3.7mm and weig…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Last updated: Tuesday 16th August 2022
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Record ID: SUR-0FBAB4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small flint scraper worked from a naturally fractured and water-eroded stone of 38.1mm length, probably from a gravel deposit, which has had a working edged added to it using long, intrusive, parallel and scaled retouch along one side. The casual usage without formal preparation suggests a later prehistoric date.
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday 27th July 2022
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