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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: IOW-13A2A3
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete and corroded Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy looped palstave axehead (c. 1400-c. 1200 BC). The wings, the majority of the septum and most of the lower part of the blade are missing. At the top of the fan shaped blade, on both sides, there is a 'shield' and mid-rib combined to form trident decoration. These mid-ribs extend about half way down the blade. The stops are deeply curved on both sides and the surviving portion of septum is 6.0mm in thickness. Just below the 'D'-shaped loop a casting seam is barely visible and may have been hammered down. A casting seam on the opp…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-0FB985
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy tanged razor of probable Late Bronze Age date and unusual form, c. 1150-800 BC. The razor demonstrates a leaf-shaped lenticular sectioned blade, the sides of which have suffered some minor losses due to post-depositional damage. The bade tapers towards its rear edge, where there are two trunnion-like projections marking the beginnings of the tang, after which the remainder of the handle flattens out before tapering further and bifurcating in what is possibly the base of a terminal loop (though this section of the object is broken away in old damage). Pre…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bacton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-F9E46D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, Bronze Age, palstave axe head, 1500-1000BC. The palstave comprises a broad, curved blade, fan shaped. It tapers back from the blade in an arc before levelling out to form the main body of the axe. There is a well defined mid rib running from the central transverse ridge to approx 30mm fro the blade, there are some other visible shorter ridges to either side, these are 20mm long. There are casting seams that run along the length of the top and the bottom of the object. The rear half of the object is defined by the socket of the axe, formed of two flanges upon the top and…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
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Record ID: LIN-7DAAC9
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age unlooped palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). When viewed from the side the axe has a slender body of rectangular form, which then flares into the blade. In plan the axe is a slender pointed-oval. The butt is H-shaped in section and terminates towards the centre of the axe with a well-defined, rounded stop-ridge on both sides rising at right angles to the septum. Beyond the septum is a moulded shield-shaped stop-ridge set transversely across the body. The blade is flared and the surface is smooth, bevelled and sharpened. The palstave shares …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: SF-69FB8E
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy metalworking debris of uncertain date. Very irregular in shape with a heavily pitted and corroded surface. Undiagnostic debris such as this can only be assigned a very broad Bronze Age to post-medieval date range. Length: 18.24mm, width: 10.21mm, thickness: 5.33mm, weight: 3.02g
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-2B6263
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze age copper-alloy socketed axehead (c. 1150 BC-c. 800 BC). This fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and 'V'-shaped in side view. It is the lower portion of the blade including the cutting edge. There is no indication of any casting seams. The object is corroded with small patches of a brown patina. Length: 48.0mm; width: 35.4mm; thickness: 18.6mm. Weight: 106.59g.
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Sunday 10th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-109C22
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Picardy type pin dating to the 'Ornament Horizon' (late Taunton/early Penard metalworking phases) of the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1400-1250 BC. The pin demonstrates a cup-shaped head with a deep recess in its upper edge designed to accomodate an insert (now missing), while the sides of the head towards its lower edge are decorated with two transverse collars and a repeating 'nicked' design at its base. Underneath the head, the circular-sectioned neck of the pin narrows abruptly before swelling prominently and then tapering steadily along its length to a sharp-…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FFCB8C
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small piece of copper alloy metal working debris, of probable Prehistoric date, c. 2100 BC - AD 43. The potential ingot consists of a slightly irregular bar of copper alloy with an oval cross-section, both ends are abraded, but the object appears complete. There are no markings on the surface which has a dark brown patina, where this has been lost it reveals a bright green core. Dimensions: length 56.1mm; width 11.1mm; thickness 8.5mm; weight 24.02g. Whilst similar objects have been identified as Early Medieval based on comparison to Anglo-Scandinavian silver ingots (e.g. LANCUM-9C…
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Petherton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-D63A53
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete small copper alloy socketed and side-looped spearhead dating from the Early Middle Bronze Age, c. 1600-1400BC. The head is leaf-shaped and the socket has a pronounced midrib. The tip of the spearhead is thicker than the rest of the blade and there are very fine, very clear re-sharpening marks all around the edges of the wings, running parallel to it. The hollow of the socket extends into the spear. It is circular and tapers towards the tip, becoming lozengiform in cross section as it develops into the solid mid-rib between the blades. There are two small, oval, pierced side …
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-D5F3D4
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe probably dating to the period c.950 - 750BC. The axe is probably a Faceted Axe, type Gillespie sometimes known as 'baggy axe'. These axes have been discovered in associated with the late Wilburton metalworking traditions (phase XI) and the Ewart Park tradition (phase XII). This corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 6-7 circa 1000-700 CAL. BC. It is trapezoidal in shape and has a narrowed, triangular profile. The axe fragment consists of the lower portion of the axe that contain the slightly expanded cutting edge and the s…
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: DENO-D366D7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper tanged dagger from the Copper Age/Beaker Period (c. 2500 - c. 2300 BC), missing its point and the end of its tang. The blade is broadly triangular and has a flat, pointed-oval cross-section. There is a ridge along the edge of the blade, where it was hammered to sharpen the edge. At the tang end the blade narrows sharply from 35.6 mm wide to 14.1 mm wide and then the tang projects from there and tapers gradually, measuring 11.4 mm wide at the break. The tang has a rectangular cross-section. Overall, the dagger measures 114.6 mm long, 35.6 mm wide and 6.7 mm thick. …
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: DEV-D23CAC
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead, probably dating to c. 2400-1600 BC. The arrowhead is sub-triangular in plan with a short, sub-trapezoidal tang and one surviving sub-rectangular barb. The arrowhead is bifacially worked, probably with pressure flaking, with invasive, parallel, semi-abrupt to low-angle retouch. The barbs are defined by sub-rectangular notches with rounded ends, with the barbs being roughly equal in length to the tang. In profile one edge is straight, although the other has a slight curve due to a large white inclusion, it is otherwi…
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: DEV-D1EB5B
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint tanged arrowhead, probably dating to c. 2400-1600 BC. The arrowhead is sub-triangular in plan with a short, sub-trapezoidal tang. In profile the arrowhead curves dorsally towards the point, which is missing. The arrowhead is unifacially worked, retouch along both lateral edges, this is short, scalar and semi-abrupt, with abrupt retouch on either side at the proximal end to create the tang. Two removal scars are present on the dorsal face, one is slightly hinged. Dimensions: length 19.9mm; width 14.5mm; thickness 4.1mm; weight 1.11g.
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: NLM-80589F
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown toffee-coloured flint pebble with cortex, scraper. A small pebble with broad flakes trimmed from cortex on the dorsal side and a bulbar ventral surface. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge of the pebble, leaving untrimmed cortex at the flat butt. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 32.1mm, Width: 30.5mm, Thickness: 14.6mm, Weight: 14.26gms
Created on: Thursday 31st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laceby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-6E49A1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of uncertain date and of a fine, greywacke sandstone. Rectangular in plan and sub-rectangualr in profile, the fragment terminates in worn breaks at either end. Due to abrasion to either face of the stone, in profile the whetstone tapers from 19.3mm wide at one end to 13.7mm at the other, with the narrowing being pronouncedly concave at one end and becoming more gradual below. This is more prominent on one face than the other. Dimensions: length 50.5mm; width 21.8mm; thickness 19.3mm; weight 29.03g. Whetstones were in use from the Bronze Age onwards, and withou…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: NLM-6A75A0
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint with cortex, scraper. A thick oval flake with broad flakes struck [probably] from its dorsal side and with the ventral surface bearing covering angled retouch executed neatly with a hard hammer, removing large flakes. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 46.9mm, Width: 43.2mm, Thickness: 13.9mm, Weight: 32.66gms
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-685950
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tip of cast copper-alloy Bronze Age spear head (c. 2350 - 801 BC). The spear tip fragment is 33.98mm in length with a width of 14.89mm and a maximum thickness of 7.35mm. The weight of the spear tip is 8.54g. The fragment is lancet shaped and tapers to a point. It has a profile of a circle with a narrow blade protruding centrally from either side, resulting in a ridge running up the centre of the spear head. The edges of the spear tip have sustained damaged and are highly worn and dented. Corrosion of the copper-alloy has resulted in a smooth dark green patina. Not enough of the spearhe…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 22nd September 2017
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Record ID: WILT-5856E2
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Late Bronze Age awl or chisel dating to the period 1150 - 800 BC. The awl is elongated and has four broadly rectangular facets tapering slightly to both ends. It is almost square in cross section and its widest point is approximately at the centre of it. One of the end has a pointed tip,and probably used to pierce leather and similar materials. The other end is rounded. The awl is covered with a green and white patina. It measures 49.7 mm in length 7.39,mm in width, 2.81 mm in thick and weighs 6.52g. A similar awl is illustrated in Read B. (2001), p. 94, no. 694.
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th September 2017
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Record ID: NLM-56D797
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey flint scraper. A large thick flake with broad flakes struck from both sides by hard hammer, and with angled retouch [presumably executed from the dorsal aspect] following a curved and thin end. Suggested date: Bronze Age, 2350-800 BC. Length: 51.8mm, Width: 43.5mm, Thickness: 18.0mm, Weight: 36.37gms
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-56635D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex, scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes and cortex removed from the dorsal side by hard hammer strike and with a concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a straight edge; an adjacent edge is battered so this working may have been more extensive than what remains. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 48.4mm, Width: 37.7mm, Thickness: 13.4mm, Weight: 25.22gms
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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