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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: SUSS-FF3A89
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, copper alloy, sword blade, 1500-800 BC. The fragment comprises a slightly tapering rectangle of copper alloy. It is a flattened pointed oval in cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. There is no sign of a central rib. The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the sword blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult. Length: 40.94mmWidth: 15.05mmThickness: 2.5mmWeight: 6.59g
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-82C753
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible socketed axehead, possibly dating to the Late Bronze Age c.1000 - 800 BC). The fragment is triangular in shape and has a smooth rounded and curved edge which may have been part of the mouth of the socketed axehead. One rib is visible on the surface in the form of a moulded vertical line. The outer edges are jagged from where the fragment has broken off. The fragment is 25.6mm in length, 18.9mm in width, 4.3mm maximum thickness, and weighs 5.60g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: IOW-2ED697
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. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC). This fragment is the lower part of the expanded blade and forms the cutting edge. It has been cut or broken just above the base of the socket. The cutting edge is curved convex (crescent shaped) and is very sharp. In plan, the sides flare out to the blade tips and in side view it is triangular. Both sides have a very faint casting seam which may have been hammered down. The remnant of the socket is about 11.0mm deep. This axehead is green with darker green corrosion products. It has patches of a dar…
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-D91ABF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (1500-1200 BC). The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. Both surfaces have covering parallel flaking. The proximal edge retains a small projecting tang and semi-circular notched to either side of the tang. The left and right hand edges have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The dorsal surface has single hinged flake removal. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is grey in colour. Length: 33.35mm, Width: 23.24mm, Thickness: 4.48mm, Weight: 2.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-D71CAB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undated copper alloy object, a fragment of casting debris (a casting jet) from metal working. The object is cone-shaped with a deep well in the centre and a thick stubby runner beneath, which would have flowed into the mould. The runner has several incised lines around it that may be tooling marks from when the jet was detatched from the mould, or may indeed be evidence of the tool working on the mould itself. The casting jet has a light green patina with much blackened material across and around it. Although it is not possible to identify the period with certainty, the patina s…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-D53C89
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy possible flat axehead dating to the Bronze Age. The axehead is sub-rectangular in shape, with rounded edges and tapers in width towards one end. In side view, the object is thickest in the centre and tapers in thickness towards each end, creating a pointed oval section. The metal is pitted, very corroded and mid green in colour. The axe head is 71.2 mm long, 29.7 mm wide, and 7.4 mm thick. It weighs 55 g. This object is relatively small compared to other Bronze Age flat axes and similar examples on the PAS database have been recorded under various types, incl…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-D348D4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe head fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 61 mm, thickness: 19 mm, weight: 127 grams. The fragment consists of the blade end and is sub- rectangular in form and cross section. It has a hollow rectangular core and the object tapers in width down towards its slightly flared rounded blade which is 3mm thick at its tip. It is very worn and has no diagnostic features present.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-C304F9
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy ingot of probable late Bronze Age date, c. 1150 - 600BC. Part of a plano-convex (bun) discoid ingot possibly suggesting the production in a bowl furnace rather than a mould. The upper is flat and the bottom is convex. Only a small section remains with a part of the original edge and very worn irregular breaks on the other sides. The section of the outside edge is too small to idenify the complete diameter. The ingot is pitted likely due to a mix of impurities in its matrix and the uneven natural material used to create the bowl in which it was cast. The f…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: NLM-C11C1B
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ingot fragment. A fragment of a cast ingot with part of one straight moulded side and otherwise formed as if cast in a bowl-shaped hollow with a flat surface. The ingot includes flecks of charcoal, one or two shaped, and the broken edges of the fragment are rough and irregular. It is perhaps to be associated with another substantial fragment of metalworking waste from an episode of casting reported along with it. The hoarding of metal scrap is characteristic of later Bronze Age activity, while casting might be an occasional rural activity up to the centralisation of manufa…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-836287
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip fragment of a symmetrical copper alloy knife blade probably dating to the late Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC - 600 BC). The blade is well worn with a light green patina. A similar example has been recorded on the database: SUR-744AC6. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.48mm in length, 14.9mm in width, 3.87mm in thickness and 6g in weight.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-6EFEC6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy, socketed axehead. The piece represents the blade of the axe and as such it tapers towards the cutting edge, from 10.68mm - 4.49mm in thickness. The breaks on the head are jagged but worn. one face of the axe extends slightly further back before the break than on the other. The whole object has an even green patina
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Storrington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-44F126
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1250 BC). The spearhead has a short but slender kite-shaped blade with only the very tip missing. The socket is circular and tapers from the open mouth in to the shaft between the blade's wings. There are two lozenge-shaped undrilled 'loops' located nearly equidistant between the socket mouth and the balde. The mouth of the socket is ever-so-slightly recessed from the main socket. A small number of spearheads with undrilled loops have recently been recorded from across Oxfordshire; fr…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-423752
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to Late Bronze Age copper alloy blade fragment. The fragment is the central section of a blade, missing its cutting edges. The fragment has a rectangular form with incomplete edges on all sides. It has a very slight ridge running down its centre and the object tapers in width from there to its present edge. Length: 42 mm, width: 15 mm, thickness: 1 mm, weight: 8.99 g. for similar items see LVPL-81B2D7 NMGW-35639F SF-AD5DA4 CAM-DC2F32 KENT-33D526
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Riding of Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: YORYM-F04668
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axe head (c. 1100 - 800 BC). Only the cutting edge remains; the fragment is hollow and has a triangular section. Corrosion of the copper-alloy has resulted in a patchy pale green patina and the edges of the axe head fragment are worn and chipped. The edge of the break is rough and jagged. Unfortunately not enough remains of the axe head to be able to identity it more precisely or attribute a closer date. The length of the fragment is 33.88mm, its width is 45.77mm and the maximum thickness of the fragment is 13.69mm. The weight of the socke…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID-EFB938
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object, possibly a casting jet of possible Bronze Age date, circa 950-750 BC. May also date to the Roman period if it is not a casting jet, therefore a wider date is given from 950 BC to AD 410. 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 w…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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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: 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
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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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