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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: WMID-9C56B8
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
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A fragment of a copper alloy spear tip or blade fragment dated to the Middle to LAte Bronze Age (c. 1000-800 BC). The fragment is sub-oval in section and sub-triangular in plan. The blade tapers from a worn break to the tip where the very tip of the blade has broken away. The cutting edges are chipped and worn. There is a central mid-rib apparent on one face of the balde but not the reverse face. The object has a mid-green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 47.05mm in length, 23.05mm in width, 4.12mm in thickness and 16.43g in weight.
Created on: Friday 19th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-85E2F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
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A copper alloy casting jet of Late Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is composed of two conical sprues or flashes with an ovate in plan, the projections are triangular in profile. Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-shaped void below and around the gate piece which had two conical apertures. As they represent re-usable metal, they were often retained and regularly turn up in base metal hoards of the period; see, for example, Treasure case 2006 T36, from Devon. Length: 36.56mm, Width: 44.19…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B738E
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete cast copper-alloy Socketed Hammer, of late Bronze Age date (1000-800BC). The object is rectangular in cross-section, and a tapering sub-rectangular in plan. The sides of the object are slightly bevelled. The hammer in section waisted, expanding into a flared undecorated collar at the socketed end. The socket mouth is sub-rectangular. The hammer tapers sharply from the socket toward the mid-point, before again flaring more gently toward the hammer face. The striking face of the hammer shows evidence of use-wear. The metal has a smooth dark green patina with areas of lighter …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B60BD
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper-alloy Annular Ring of Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is circular, with a sub-circular interior, which measures approximately 16.85mm in diameter. It is covered with dark brown patina and is very smooth and shiny apart from several small areas of corrosion. Similar objects have been found in hoards with socketed axes, such as they example of Balmashanner Fort, Angus (Schmidt & Burgess 1981, plate 152), and YORYM-15AA2D TREASURE CASE : 2014 T442 and LANCUM-6F9525 TREASURE CASE : 2010 T227 Diameter: 30.56mm, Thickness: 7.15mm, Weight: 21.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0B8FDA
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a ceramic vessel dating to the early Bronze Age, c.2,400-1,200 BC. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and section. Breaks form all edges of the fragment and no indication of the complete vessel form has survived. The pot fabric is black in colour, indicating that it has been highly reduced, and is soft with frequent quartz inclusions. The outer surface of the fragment is decorated with twisted cord impressions forming two parallel lines with several adjacent thinner lines on either side of them, almost giving the impression of cross-hatching. The indentations are cre…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-0A1E21
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a Middle or late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The surviving fragment comprises of the mid-rib, circular in cross section and tapering from the top of the socket to the point, which is lost to abrasion. Vestigial remains of highly abraded wings project from either side of the rib. Dimensions: length 34.5mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 9.7mm; weight 12.20g. The presence of a midrib would suggest a date in the Middle or Late Bronze Age (Davis 2016; 2017).
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-F7ED94
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy miniature socketed axe head of Late Bronze Age to Roman date ( c. 1100 BC - AD 409). The axe head has a downeard-curving blade with square butt with indentation intended to represent a socket, and an integrally cast loop on the underside. The metal is smooth and quite shiny, especially the top side of the object. Such axe heads are considered to be miniature representations and possibly votive offerings of their full sized counterparts and have been associated with 'ritual' (cringe) activity or worn as amulets. The patina of this object suggests Late Bronze…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F4A2BC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axehead (c. 1100 - 800 BC). Only the cutting edge remains. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan, sub-rectangular in profile, and triangular in section. The fragment is hollow with an internal triangular recess tapering to a point towards the cutting edge. The edges and faces of the axehead fragment are smooth and precise. The break is uneven and runs diagonally down the body of the axehead. Unfortunately not enough remains of the axehead to be able to identify it more precisely or attribute a closer date. The metal has a green patina…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F20B1B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper-alloy fragment of unknown function and date. The fragment consists of a point with a square base which appears to have been ripped from a ring; a section of the ring survives as a flat, rectangular flap attached at one corner to the point. The fragment has a dark green patina. It is 27.56mm in length, 19.52mm in width and 10.57mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 13.79g. This is clearly part of a larger object but, until parallels are found, the function and date of this fragment must remain uncertain. The fragment is reminiscent of Roman prick spurs such as HAMP-37F143 and WAW-5…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E14BAE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E1266C) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the lower socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with flatened attachment loops projecting from either side, these are sub oval when the spear head is viewed in profile. Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 19.8mm; diameter of mouth 16.4mm; weight 18.47g. The fragment fits with another (see: WILT-E1266C), although the relative condition of the fragments and breaks would suggest that the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E1266C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E14BAE) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the upper socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with the wings of the blade projecting from either side. These are relatively flat in cross section, with the more complete tapering to a point at the edge. In plan the wings appear to have been relatively elongated, with a rounded base, although they are too incomplete to be certain of their form. Dimensions: length 34.1mm; width 25.8m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DCF864
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy sword blade probably dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1100BC - 800BC). The fragment is sub-rectuangular in plan and elongated lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The central mid-rib is defined on either side of the rib by a vertical line, occurring on both faces, before tapering towards the cutting edges. The cutting edges show signs of wear. The fragment is terminated by worn breaks at the top and bottom of the blade. The object has a dark green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.83mm in length, 37.58mm in width, 7.06mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-CB7CBE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy fragment of probably Prehistoric to Roman date, possibly a fragment of a Bronze Age socketed tool, probably dating to c. 1200 BC - AD 410. A sub-rectangular fragment of copper alloy, with a grey-green patina and worn breaks on all sides. The fragment has an 'L'-Shaped cross section. Dimensions: length 15.4mm; width 9.3mm; thickness of fragment 5.6mm; thickness of wall 2.7mm; weight 1.91g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-B18408
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy leaf-shaped spearhead dating from the late Middle to late Bronze Age, 43.0mm in length and 13.8 maximum width, with a dark brown patina. The blade has a prominent mid-ridge, with a rounded trapezoidal cross section. There is a void, possibly a casting flaw, within the spine revealed at the break. The spear was probably a socketed and pegged type as per WAW-C65A09. Circa 1100-600BC,
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5EDED4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Bronze Age copper alloy casting jet. Oval, flat upper face (31mm x 25mm, height 21mm), obliquely anged lower face with the stumps of one runner. Weighs 35.79g. c.2,500-701 BC.
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on both faces,…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F3D226
Object type: HOOK
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wigan
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy hooked implement of uncertain function and date (c. 1000 BC - 1800 AD). The object has a domed head which tapers into a long, cylindrical shaft and terminates in a back-curving, pointed hook. Overall, the object is neatly made, with a consistent, symmetrical aspect. There are two ridges, spaced evenly, running diagonally from the head to the hook; these are a remnant of the manufacturing process and indicate that the object is not modern in date. The object is dark brown in colour, with slight patches of green copper corrosion. It is 89.99mm in length, with a thickness of …
Created on: Saturday 29th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-E35ED9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex patches, scraper. A thick chunk with large broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer, and with its opposite side [not here characterised as ventral as cortex remains on both the sides] stripped by multangular hard hammer working similarly removing large parallel flakes. The appearance of finer retouch probably arises from edge-on impacts and localised crushing of edges may arise from use of the tool. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 51mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 19.8mm, Weight: 59.72gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E2C0A7
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
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Copper-alloy looped palstave dating to the middle Bronze Age (c. 1300 - 1150 BC). The object is broadly lozenge-shaped in section. It has a narrow, elongated blade which widens and narrows to the cutting edge, and a rectangular septum at the other end, with raised sides. There is a loop to one side at the juncture between blade and septum. The object has a worn, dark-brown surface with patches of green copper corrosion. It is 178.0mm in length, 53.4mm in width and 34.1mm in thickness. This type of palstave is typically dated to the middle Bronze Age on analogy with excavated examples.…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C8B42D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. A small thumbnail scraper, with a broad convex flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb on the ventral surface. Misty white patina has developed over the object, and is removed by very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect. This may indicate the reuse of a small fragment of debitage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 18.4mm, Width: 18.8mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 2.15gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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