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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Broad period: UNKNOWN

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Record ID: LANCUM-F20B1B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: HAMP-3B7524
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn copper-alloy object of uncertain date and function, perhaps a casting jet or worn zoomorphic figurine. It is triangular in cross-section with five worn projections to the underside, one end narrowing to a worn point. The other end terminates in a worn break. The projections have a rectangular cross-section. The metal is green in colour and rough to touch, with areas of blackening. The surface of the metal is pitted. The object measures 44.8mm in length, 7.0mm in width, 18.6mm in max.depth and weighs 13.84g.
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owslebury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D16A21
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete unidentified gold object of Unknown date. This strip is flat and undulating, rectangular in cross-section. The two short edges are finished and straight and the two long edges are in the form of breaks (not chopped). Dents on both faces appear to be old. Length: 12.5mm; width: 9.2mm; thickness: 0.6mm. Weight: 1.36g.
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-428E14
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy awl of uncertain date, Middle Bronze Age to Post-Medieval periods, about 1500 BC - AD 1700. The object is sub-rectangular in both plan and section with a swelling to the centre. Both ends are broken and worn. The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The object is 46.7mm long, 4.7mm wide, 4.6mm thick and weighs 3.6g. Other similar objects have been recorded on the database including SWYOR-472835, WMID-7999D4, WAW-9874B9, SF-9D2A15, BERK-7C4FE, SF-6B4D8D and SF-480E7C. The object cannot be securely dated due to a lack of contextual evidence. The area i…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SOM-874C14
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy bead of unknown date, possibily Roman. The bead is circular in plan with convex outer side and flatter inner face. It has a dark green patina with areas of bright green corrosion. The bead measure 14.8 mm in diameter, 4.9 mm in thickness and weighs 3.56 g. Copper alloy beads without context are difficult to date. However, this bead was found near mostly Roman artefacts, therefore a Roman dating is possibly.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-C77DC5
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy needle of uncertain Bronze Age to Post Medieval date. The needle shaft is oval in cross-section. The needle tapers at each end, but each end is damaged preventing further identification. It measures 54.6mm long and 2.5mm diameter at the middle and it weighs 1.77 grams.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: CAM-687FD5
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three separate copper-alloy rings of unknown date. A) This undecorated ring weighs 1.90g. It has an approximately circular shape with maximum external diameter of 25.9mm. The loop has an oval cross-section of 2.6mm width and 2.1mm thickness. B) This undecoarated ring weighs 1.66g. It has a slightly oval shape with external measurements of 26.6mm length and 23.9mm width. The loop has a cross-section that is oval in places veering to circular else where on the circumference. This cross-section has a maximum width of 2.5mm and thickness of 2.3mm. The narrowest point of the loop, probabl…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-83F0C2
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An amorphous piece of copper-alloy probable casting waste of unknown age. Description: The piece has no distinct shape or form and incorporates pieces of stony material. Associated finds range in date from Bronze-Age to modern with a bias towards Roman-period objects and coins. Measurements: Length 25.79mm: Width 30.05mm: Thickness 15.04mm: Weight 32.03g
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-570A3C
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43B6BD
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-B1B8CE
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a, cast copper alloy, ring, possibly a bracelet or armlet of Bronze Age date, 2000-900 BC. The fragment is part of a circumferal ring. The breaks in the ring are old, being quite worn and corroded. In cross section the ring is a pointed oval. There is no surface decoration on the piece. The surface is patinated red/green. As the object is incomplete it is difficult to be certain on its date or function, the innumerable uses for rings of all sizes makes them difficult to classify.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-AEB91C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, copper alloy, chisel, possibly Bronze Age - Medieval in date, 2000BC - AD.1100. The object is a single cast chisel with a flat bladed terminal that widens towards the middle of the piece before tapering down to a point. The point is likely the tang of the object to be inserted into a wooden handle. There is no decoration on the object and it has an even, green, patina. Small chisels and tools of this type were used for an extensive period of time, not simply in the bronze age, but also in later periods for jewellery making and fine work. As such dating the object is diff…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5C6D9C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of the mouth of a socket from an unidentified object, possibly a Bronze Age axe or hammer, possibly a Medieval staff or similar. Only part of two sides remain and the corner between them so the full dimensions of the socket are unclear. All the breaks are old and patinated. The socket appears to have been square in section with slightly convex sides. The inside is smooth with a slightly white metakl sheen, probably from tin. The outerside is more corroded with a pitted green surface. At the mouth is a slight lip which projects more in places and maybe a cleaned casting flash. bey…
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-EB8E19
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy object, possibly part of a tool (casting spur with remains of mis-cast object) or part of a vessel with foot. Uncertain date.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6AB058
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A large fragment of solidified melt which has set on a smooth flat surface. The upper surface of the metal displays low rounded excrescences, and appears smoothed by adventitious wear. This was reported along with other fragments whose upper surfaces exhibited localised crystalline structures and whose lower surfaces were sanded. The different surfaces could point to two discrete episodes of non-ferrous metalworking in the same vicinity. The amount of metal in this fragment suggests the waste from a major episode of casting, and this reporter feels it…
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6A95BE
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A fragment of solifdified casting spillage which has set on a flat and probably sanded surface. A part of the material has a pale purple grey tint, the rest is green. Part of an extensive spread of similar objects which point to a discrete episode of metalworking in the vicinity; the clear evidence for sanded surfaces here may suggest a deliberately formed casting bed was in use. Suggested date: Unknown, Later Bronze Age to Post-Medieval, 1000BC-AD1800. Length: 59.3mm, Thickness: 20.7mm, Weight: 77.90gms
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-54EB73
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A solidified runnel of copper alloy melt which has set on a flat surface. Part of an extensive spread of similar objects which point to a discrete episode of metalworking in the vicinity. Suggested date: Unknown, Later Bronze Age to Post-Medieval, 1000BC-AD1800. Length: 62.9mm, Thickness: 5.5mm, Weight: 18.06gms
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-54DFDE
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A fragment of solifdified casting spillage which has set on a flat and possibly sanded surface. Part of an extensive spread of similar objects which point to a discrete episode of metalworking in the vicinity. Suggested date: Unknown, Later Bronze Age to Post-Medieval, 1000BC-AD1800. Length: 35mm, Thickness: 8.4mm, Weight: 24.07gms
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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