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Record ID: HAMP-6F9658
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Late Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring weighs 15.51g, measures 25.7mm in diameter (21.1mm internal diameter) and is 7.9mm thick. It is circular in shape with a 2.2mm wide rib running around the circumference. The interior surface features a circumferential ridge, to give a lozenge-shaped cross-section. Both edges are flanked by a 1.3mm wide rib. The object has a very smooth, shiny dark brown patina. A ring with similar decoration recorded on this database is WILT-1A5240, of which the author writes 'Similar rings have …
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6F007F
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Transitional palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess Type Roundhay, Midribbed Variant (The Axes of Scotland and Northern England, 1981; plate 64 and 65, nos.883-99), and of Penard/Wallington metalworking phase, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Periods 5 -6 and probably dating to 1300 - 1100BC. The incomplete axehead consists of the blade, loop and roughly half the butt end.The blade has incurved long edges and an expanded cutting edge (38.7mm wide and 2.3mm thick), which has suffered some slight damage and has a shallow curve. On both faces is a promi…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6EF338
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Windsor and Maidenhead
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A Late Bronze Age to Roman (1150 BC - AD 410) copper alloy miniature socketed axehead of Robinson's Type I (Robinson, Wiltshire Archaeology Magazine 1995, p.60) with concave sides.The axehead is thinnest at the blade end (1.1mm thick) expanding over the length to 4.5mm thick below the mouth moulding, which is 5.4mm thick. The internal part of the socket measures 4.6x2.8mm and is little more than a dip at 0.9mm deep. The C-shaped loop (7.0mm tall) is cast to the side just below the mouth and is not part of the body of the axe. It has a circular perforation at the centre 2.1mm in diamete…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6C8397
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy sword fragment. Cast fragment of a long narrow leaf-shaped blade, from towards its tip. A flattened rhomboid section at the narrower end of the fragment is rendered lentoid at the wider end by the rubbing down in antiquity of the aris between the sides of the blade on both its sides. The cutting edges remain sharp. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. Length: 30.6mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness: 3.7mm, Weight: 6.61gms
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-577913
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A Middle Bronze Age copper alloy small palstave axehead or chisel, probably dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. The palstave is 71.6mm long, with the butt end being rectangular in plan and of largely consistant width, 11.0mm at the stop ridge, the blade exands in width from the stop ridge reaching 18.0mm at the rounded cutting edge, with no wing tips. In profile the blade is of largely consistant thickness, 3.6mm at the midpoint, although tapering to a point at the cutting edge. The palstave flares outwards into the stop ridge, 12.0mm thick, before tapering into the butt, with sub-triangular fl…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-574F22
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
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A possible coarse flint denticulate/scraper hybrid tool likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, possibly accidentally created. The scraper is semi-circular in plan. Barring the retouch along the curved edge there is little obvious flaking, likely indicating the use of a natural or accidental flake, typical of flint manufacture after the middle Bronze Age. The curved edge has short scaled semi-abrupt retouch producing a scraping edge. At the top edge is a denticulate removal creating an indent with…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-570A3C
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Bedford
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Copper alloy Casting waste uncertain date, possibly Middle to Late Bronze Age through to Post-Medieval (AD 1500 BC- AD 1750). The object is ovate in from with on flat and one convex surface. Both surfaces are heavily pitted and there are glass like inclusions in the convex surface. The metal is green and brown in colour with a corroded patina. Length: 116.52mm, Width: 111.67mm, Thickness: 37.05mm, Weight: 885g.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43C831
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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An amorphous copper alloy object,a small piece of slag of uncertain date. The slag has tell-tale bubbling. It has a flat, broadly lozenge-shaped area with a raised, amorphous spur at one end. It is not possible to date this fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43B6BD
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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An amorphous copper alloy object, probably a casting spur or jet of uncertain date. The spur has a flattened 'foot' which may indicate the mouth of the mould, and also a stem which may be from the top of the mould.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-2D45E6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, probably of South Wakes type and dating to the Ewart Park metal working phase, c. 950-750BC. The axehead is largely complete, but with extensive damage to the mouth of the socket. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers in profile towarss the cutting edge. A pronounced casting seam runs down either lateral face, creating a shallow sub-hexagonal cross section, The vestigial remains of a probable loop survive on the less complete lateral face. The less abraded broad face is decorated with a series of three slightly co…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-EB0433
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Copper-alloy fragment from the tip of a projectile of uncertain date (c. 2350 BC - 1600 AD). The fragment is triangular in profile. It has a faceted mid-rib, making the object hexagonal in section, with blades extending to either side. The surface of the object and the edges of the blade are chipped and worn and it carries a shiny dark brown patina. Not enough of the object remains to allow a certain identification, although it is likely to have been from a socketed arrowhead or spearhead. The faceting of the midrib may suggest a later, perhaps medieval date as earlier projectile point…
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D84EFB
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy socketed gouge, of Late Bronze Age dating circa AD 1100 BC to 650 BC. The object consists of the tip only with the rest of the object missing. The tip has a 'U' shaped blade. The gouge has a circular cross section. The object has tapering sides. The upper edge is damaged an uneven. The tip is narrowed, rounded and slightly flattened. One of the long edges faces is flattened. The opposing side is convex. The gouge has a dark green coloured patina with significant abrasion and pitting on the surfaces. An incomplete example is recorded on the PAS database whic…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-800 BC. The chisel survives complete, although the tang has been damaged, and is now bent at 45 degrees to the plane. The tang is rectangular in cross section, tapering to a point in profile and with a sub-rectangular end in plan, with the remains of casting seems running down either lateral face, particularly prominent at the interstice with the collar. The latter is elaborated, and oval in cross section, with concave sides and an expanded upper edge. The blade projects from below the less pronounced lower edge…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-99D791
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spearhead fragment. The tip of a narrow cast spearhead of ogival section and with a prominent mid-rib extending almost to the point, which is now rounded. The broader end is broken cleanly. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Length: 40.3mm, Width: 10.4mm, Thickness: 6.6mm, Weight: 5.80gms
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9835AE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy wing flanged axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1300BC). The axe is complete with an overall length of 117.55mm. The axe has two winged flanges which are sub lozenge in form. The main body of the axe extends above these flanges and terminates with two distinctive hooked terminals at the top of the butt. The butt is 25.12mm wide and 6.90mm thick. There is no stop on the septum. The sides of the blade expand moderately and turn-out at the tips to produce a curved blade with a width of 45.37mm. The axe weighs 287.4g. The surface of the axe has a mostly dark green p…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-586759
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a bronze age weapon, possibly a dagger, dating to the period c.2300 - 800 BC. The fragment is triangular in plan and lenticular in cross section. A worn break is present at the lower edge. The edges are worn, and a brown-green patina is on the surface. The fragment measures 26.68mm in length, 11.26mm in width, 2.53mm in thickness and weighs 2.89g. Cf. YORYM-D78623 on the database Due to the fragmentary nature of this object, it is not possible to say with certainty that it is a dagger, and may be the tip of a different bladed weapon. The curve at the break suggests th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-583B27
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, dating to the period c. 1150-800 BC. Only the tip of the axehead survives. The blade edge is mostly intact and has a convex curve. The fragment has a broadly rectangular cross-section at the break and the socket is revealed inside the break. One edge is bent inwards due to post depositional damage, and the edges are uneven and jagged. The fragment is corroded and pitted, with a green-brown patina. The axehead measures 24.25mm from the break to the cutting edge, 36.29mm wide (length of cutting edge), and 10.19mm thick at th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-57D704
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bronze Age flanged axehead, dating to the period c.2000-1700 BC. The axehead is broadly rectangular, with an incomplete expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt is narrow and incomplete and measures 12.72mm in width and is 3.28mm thick. In profile the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been worked to form a slight raised collar rather than having cast flanges. The flanges extend 1.0 mm above the body of the axe head. The expanded blade measures 29.31mm in width and is 5mm thick…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-4497E7
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy spiral ring probably of Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500.1150 BC. It is circular in plan and it is formed by three coils of an oval cross-sectioned metal wire; both ends are broken and worn. The surface is very abraded and heavily pitted. A similar object has been recorded on the PAS database as HAMP-7556B3 and SF-761FF6 , see also examples of spiraloid rings in the Near Lewes hoard (SUSS-C5D042) and the Ockham hoard (SUR-B41DB6), both Middle Bronze Age in date. The function of this object is uncertain, given that it is too large to be a finger ring and …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-423D69
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Bronze Age date, circa 1600 - 1800 BC. The implement is a scraper formed from a natural flake which is fan-shaped with a D-shaped section. The ventral surface is smooth with visible marks. The dorsal surface is irregular. Short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch is present on the distal edge. The flint is a pale orange colour. The implement is 46.7mm long, 36.9mm wide, 11.6mm thick and weighs 20.7g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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