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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Broad period: UNKNOWN

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Record ID: DEV-17D6CD
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metal working debris of unknown date, c. 2400 BC - AD 1900, but probably post AD 1500. Weight: 77.18g.
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-162F26
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy ring of unknown date. The ring is pentagonal in section with a flat upper and lower face and bevelled outer faces. The surface is very scratched, with grooved lines running longitudinally or diagonally down the faces. This is perhaps a result of the manufacturing process. The surface is also pitted. The object has a dark brown shiny patina with patches of corrosion. It is 11.97mm in diameter, 2.15mm in thickness and 0.66g in weight.
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-15C165
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified copper-alloy object, possibly a fitting or mount. Unfortunately it is not possible to assign a date range to this object that is any more precise than Iron Age - modern (c. 2350 BC - 1950 AD). The object is sub-rectangular and domed, with a transverse ridge at the mid-point of the front face and a further transverse ridge across one end of the same face. The back of the object is obscured slightly by organic detriment but it is clear that there is a raised square area in the centre with a circular depression in the middle. The object has a patchy brown and green patina and…
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C30281
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
4 fragments of Copper-alloy slag of indeterminate age, c.2350BC - Present Description:The Fragments are varied but all irregular in shape although most have very pourous typical of slag and all green with either a grey or brwn hue. Fragment 4 maybe more high metallic being far less porous and with more smooth edges than the other fragments.. Measurements: Fragment 1: 73.58mm long, 65.63mm wide, 33.06mm thick and 200g in weight. Fragment 2: 30.10mm long, 23.18mm wide, 4.16mm thick and 6.47g in weight. Fragment 3: 2: 40.74mm long, 26.83mm wide, 12.7mm thick and 32.04g in weight. …
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-C129EB
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A substantial fragment of solidified copper alloy melt which has congealed in an irregular hollow. The upper surface is uneven and incorporates small [to length 5mm] fragments of charcoal. This is probably to be associated with an ingot fragment 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 manufacturing in post-medieval times. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Bronze Age to Medieval, 1000 BC-AD1500. Length: 122mm, Width: 6…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-8184A4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of copper alloy casting waste of uncertain date. The surface is covered in holes. It weighs 135.85g.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-44881E
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but concievably Roman or medieval. The awl is in very good condition with a nice deep green patina. The awl has a square cross section. One end tapers to a sharp point and the other flattens in to a blunt end, similar to a chisel. There are some scratches on the rounded end. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however this example was probably used in the hand without hafting as both ends of the awl are useful, practical tools. From the PAS website: (http://finds.org.…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd 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: 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
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Record ID: YORYM-F29845
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an unidentified copper-alloy object of uncertain date. The object is sub-triangular in plan and section. Two edges appear to have been cut or hacked while the third edge is slightly curved. The metal has a mid-green patina with delamination around the curved edge. The fragment is 27.4mm long, 15.9mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 9.1g. The fragments shares features in common with axehead blades of Bronze Age date though an insufficient portion survives to confirm this identification.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-B43403
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable metalworking debris. A massy sub-rectangular cast object with a thickened rounded flange [where the overall thickness is 17mm] with a ragged projecting spur at either end. The main part of the object is of a crisp rectangular section, slightly curved, and broken at either end, though the surface is bubbled overall. It is uncertain whether this should be regarded as deliberately retained scrap metal, or part of a larger object undergoing recycling. Suggested date: Unknown, Bronze Age to Medieval, 1600 BC - AD 1500. Length: 51.1mm, Height: 41.5mm, Thickness (clear …
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-69FB8E
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy metalworking debris of uncertain date. Very irregular in shape with a heavily pitted and corroded surface. Undiagnostic debris such as this can only be assigned a very broad Bronze Age to post-medieval date range. Length: 18.24mm, width: 10.21mm, thickness: 5.33mm, weight: 3.02g
Created on: Monday 11th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-6E49A1
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete whetstone of uncertain date and of a fine, greywacke sandstone. Rectangular in plan and sub-rectangualr in profile, the fragment terminates in worn breaks at either end. Due to abrasion to either face of the stone, in profile the whetstone tapers from 19.3mm wide at one end to 13.7mm at the other, with the narrowing being pronouncedly concave at one end and becoming more gradual below. This is more prominent on one face than the other. Dimensions: length 50.5mm; width 21.8mm; thickness 19.3mm; weight 29.03g. Whetstones were in use from the Bronze Age onwards, and withou…
Created on: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-ECE8F7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An unidentified copper alloy object. The object is sub-oval in plan, sub-trapezoidal in profile and keeled in cross-section. It's top is concave and has an irregular surface, with an abraded break running around the edge. Each lateral face bears a deeply incised arching line following the profile of the object, with both appearing to terminate prior to the break, above these are a further straight incised line, defining a very slightly stepped rim, or section. Dimensions: length 20.6mm; width 13.4mm; thickness 11.4mm; weight 7.22g. The fragmentary nature of the object makes idenitifi…
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th September 2017
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Record ID: SOM-DA2D9C
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is biconical in form, with a slight circumferencial rib or casting seam and a central circular aperture. The bead has a dark brown patina, with areas of bright green corrosion where the surface has been lost. Dimensions: diameter 12.3mm; thickness 5.8mm; weight 2.70g. A number of very similar beads are recorded on this database with a variety of date ranges suggested, cf. BH-495892, SF-C96EFB, IOW-04D9D1.The patina of this object might suggest a Bronze Age date, and other Bronze age material has been found in the area, however the vast m…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-424732
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fine-grained, dark grey stone, oval-ended and broken at one end, of uncertain date. It has been used as a whetstone for sharpening blades. The stone is natural, not deliberately shaped, oval in section, thickening and widening to the broken end. The complete end is rounded. The top of the whetstone shows signs of brown 'polish' and has numerous shallow, linear grooves in the surface. The back is concave and rougher; it shows a couple of diagonal grooves but these may be natural wear. Whetstones are known to have been used from the Bronze Age onwards. The improvised use of various s…
Created on: Wednesday 16th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HAMP-1B0199
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy annular ring of unknown function, of probable Late Bronze Age to early Roman date (c. 1100 BC - AD 200), perhaps the head of a ring-headed pin (cf. NMS-6FF176). It is sub-circular in cross-section, with both faces of the ring being slightly flattened. Both internal and external edges are convex. One side of the ring is wider and thicker than the other (W: 5.3 mm, Th: 5.9 mm vs. W: 4.7 mm, Th: 5.1 mm). At one place on the outside edge is a tear-drop-shaped projection (7.0x3.3mm). It is uncertain if this is a break - there are a few irruglar notches on the…
Created on: Monday 14th August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 2nd November 2017
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Record ID: LIN-765E8C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy probable awl of unknown date. Many similar examples have been recorded on the database as possibly Bronze Age, but as the design of awls changed very little, it could also be much more recent. The fragment has a slightly dulled pointed terminal and a worn break at the opposite end. It is circular in cross-section and has a very slight curve as it tapers towards the pointed end. The overall dimensions are as follows: 21.35mm in length, 4.36mm in diameter and 1.34g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-764407
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy probable awl of unknown date. Many similar examples have been recorded on the database as possibly Bronze Age, but as the design of awls changed very little, it could also be much more recent. The fragment has a sharply pointed terminal and a worn break at the opposite end. It is circular in cross-section and is slightly curved as it tapers towards the pointed end. The overall dimensions are as follows: 18.56mm in length, 4.08mm in diameter and 1.18g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 13th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 13th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Lindsey', grid reference and parish protected.


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