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Record ID: NARC-2C32D7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 (one point 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 tapering lower parts are plain. 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 undecor…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: WMID-EFB938
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible casting jet of possible Bronze Age, circa 950-750 BC. The object is broadly rectangular in plan. The upper edge is flat and the underside has a 'U' shaped concave recess. Two circular-sectioned runners project from the upper edge of the object. The runners protrude beyond th eedges of the main body. The object has a mid-green patina with an abraded and pitted surface with areas of active corrosion. 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. The object measure…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-DB51A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed spear head fragment. Broken along the vertical plane through the centre of the socket and blade, the remaining spear fragment is compose of one half of the likely original artefact. Dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1500 - 800 BC. The blade and socket is roughly triangular in profile and tapers in thickness from socketed central portion to the thin blade edge. The shape of the item in plan also tapers slightly from a narrow pointed end, which would reflect the blade tip, to a wider portion on the opposite edge. For a similar (complete…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-DB178D
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An apparently complete copper alloy unidentifed object of possible Late Bronze Age - Roman date (c.1150 BC - AD 410), consisting of a sub-rectangular section with rounded edges, 6.4mm thick, 19.2mm long and 8.7mm wide. One face is relatively flat while from the other, at each corner, is a sub-rectangular projection, oval in cross-section, the flatest sides facing outwards (and inwards). Two of these (at one short end) appear to project together from an additional sub-rectangular projection at this end. They all extend outwards at a slight angle and have rounded ends, apparently complet…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Wallop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-DA2D29
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified object of possible Late Bronze Age - Roman date (c.1150 BC - AD 410), consisting of an apparently incomplete section of copper alloy wire. One end is narrowed to a roundish point, 1.3mm in diameter. After c.15mm this thickens to 1.4mm and bends (135 degrees) into a shorter section c.10mm long and 1.9mm in diameter. A 90 degree bend extends into a thicker section, 2.6mm, thickening over 48mm to a worn break at the other end. It is max. 3.5mm thick close to this end. The patina is dark green and smooth, showing a reddish-purple metal beneath where the surface has flaked a…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nether Wallop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-D77BF4
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy, flanged axehead, dating from the final phase of the Early to the earliest Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - 1500 BC). Possibly of Arreton type dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 BC or possibly of a Central European type known as a 'Randleistenbeil' dating to a similar period of time (Huegelgraeber-Bronzezeit Reinecke A/B) Description: The axehead survives as the blade end and about a third of its original length. It has flanged parallel sides whcih runs along the back of the bl…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYM-B1153C
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy bead of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age to Ronam, c. 2300 BC - AD 410. The object is spherical with a central perforation running through it. The surface is pitted and worn though linear decoration in the form of groups of three shallowly incised lines can be determined. The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The bead is 13.9mm long, 18.2mm in diameter, the perforation is 6.1mm in diameter. It weighs 16.8g. Numerous similar beads have been recorded with a variety of date ranges suggested. While the patina of this object is suggestive of a Bronze A…
Created on: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-97384D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with a tan patch [appears brown under transmitted light]; scraper. A thumbnail scraper with a single flake struck from its dorsal side leaving a concave thumb-rest, and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 21.4mm, Width: 24.4mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 3.73gms
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5B33A7
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy rapier dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400 - 1100 BC). The rapier is of the notched-butt type having a butt that is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes through the butt show how the blade was secured into a wooden or bone handle; one of the notches still retains its copper alloy rivet which is cylindrical with an expanded domed head at either terminal. The blade is mostly straight and only tapers towards the point. A prominant midrib can be seen down the length of the blade, which has been bent in an…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-466C3D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age cast copper-alloy palstave (axehead) of unlooped type .The palstave is corroded, with some losses at its extremities. The septum is thinner than the blade, 7.5mm thick, indicating that this is a palstave rather than an earlier flanged axe (Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 115). The flanges gradually widen (increase in height) from the butt to the stop to a maximum of 26.7mm, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre and is thicker than the flanges at the centre. It is 10.6mm bove the septum on one side, 9.2mm on the other. T…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-32AA3B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark chocolate brown flint scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with a prominent bulb and adjacent concavity on its ventral surface. This distinctive non-local material is usually associated with objects of an earlier date than is suggested by the form and perfunctory finish of this object. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 39.2mm, Width: 37.7mm, Thickness: 13.0mm, Weight: 19.76gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3283BB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Opaque greenish-buff flint; scraper. A thumbnail scraper with a concave butt formed by a positive hinged fracture. Broad flakes have been struck from the dorsal side and the ventral surface is bulbar. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 24.9mm, Width: 29.5mm, Thickness: 7.5mm, Weight: 7.09gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ravendale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1C8B26
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark brown flint scraper. A thick flake with broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, with a positive hinge fracture to one side. The ventral surface is trimmed by covering angled scalar hard hammer retouch. The thin edges of the tool are battered, presumably by its use, and a series of chips appearing on both surfaces may suggest recurrent edge-on impact was a feature of this use. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 35.8mm, Width: 36.5mm, Thickness: 10.1mm, Weight: 12.66gms
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Faldingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1C6722
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey-brown flint scraper. An irregular chunk with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by multi-directional hard hammer strike, and with a marked concavity occupying most of its ventral surface. Smaller flakes may have been removed by hard hammer strike from the ventral aspect, though these scars might include later adventitious damage. Short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect follows one curved end, possibly as reworking of a discarded and cruder tool. Suggested date: Early to Middle Bronze Age, 2350-1000 BC. Length: 35.7mm, Width: 27.1mm, Thickness: 11.2mm, Weight: …
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Faldingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1C177B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex, scraper. A large chunk with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and similarly worked on the ventral surface. Suggested date: Early to Middle Bronze Age, 2350-1000 BC. Length: 44.0mm, Width: 42.0mm, Thickness: 17.5mm, Weight: 30.70gms.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1C03CA
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint possible scraper. A small fragment of a nodule, of plano-convex form, but with a naturally smooth dorsal surface rather than one facetted by knapping. . The ventral surface is flat. One edge in particular bears signs of battering, and the rest of the edge is intermittently chipped. Patches of misty patina may suggest the object has endured a limited period of exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 27.9mm, Width: 22.6mm, Thickness: 11.4mm, Weight: 8.18gms
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-1BF26F
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy (bronze) casting waste of uncertain date; due to the lack of context and the continuation of casting styles this object could be dated from Bronze Age - Roman period (c. 1500 BC - 450 AD). The casting waste is broadly conical in shape.The base of the object is uneven and rough surface.The other sides of the object are basically smooth and taper to a narrow runner. The casting waste is a dark green colour with an even well formed patina that covers all surfaces. Length: 24.51mm; width: 26.57mm; thickness: 17.67mm; weight: 22g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampole', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1BDB07
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper. A thumbnail scraper with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Covering angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. A pair of thin flakes was trimmed from the ventral surface, trimming the bulb. Misty patina patches have developed over all struck surfaces, indicating the object has subsequently endured exposure to a calcareous environment. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 26.1mm, Width: 24.1mm, Thickness: 10.4mm, Weight: 7.24gms
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-08CCF8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Pale grey-buff flint, scraper. A thumbnail scraper with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a wavy ventral surface. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved end. Misty white patina on struck surfaces may suggest the object was exposed to a calcareous environment after its deposition; this is removed in small patches by probably recent impacts. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 24.9mm, Width: 18.0mm, Thickness: 6.4mm, Weight: 2.84gms
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-087B53
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey to black flint, plano-convex knife. A thick flake with covering angled scalar retouch across its dorsal side and with a flat ventral surface. The finder notes the form of the object resembles an arrowhead, though it is too thick and massy to have served as such. This form may arise from battering in antiquity at one side of one end, and the more recent loss of an adjacent chip. The dorsal surface bears a flecking of white patina, and the ventral surface bears a denser spread of similar markings. This tends to suggest that the object has endured exposure to a calcareous enviro…
Created on: Monday 6th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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