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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent

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Record ID: SOM-C304F9
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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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: 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: 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: KENT-07E344
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible flint waste flake reutilised as a serrate implement or denticulate of uncertain age, possibly Late Bronze Age to Iron Age in date? Description: The flake is a tertiary flake and ovoid in plan. It has had long thin removals on the ventral face. Along the left edge of the ventral face are a number of irregular short scaled abrupt to semi-abrupt removals. It is uncertain how intentioanl these removals are however. At the bottom right corner edge of the ventral side is some short scaled abrupt retouch. The entire flint is mottled beige and white with some iron stiaining and con…
Created on: Wednesday 25th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DECAA2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A large D-shaped flint scraper of uncertain date possibly Late Bronze Age to Iron Age c1000-0BC. Description: The scraper is formed from a large D-shaped flint and rather than being a worked flake is a bifacially worked 'core tool'. It is itrangular in cross-section with the base being rounded. The scraper has been shaped by hard hammer flaking and has a scraping edge along its flat edge. The retouch can be dsecribed as invasive scaled semi-abrupt. There is more retouch along one of the faces partially parralel to the scraping edge which has been carried out to blunt this edge. The re…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DDD698
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a crusdely struck primary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face), roughly triangular in plan The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial although heavily irregular bulb of percussion on the ventral face, indicating hard hammer (stone on stone rather than antler, bone or padded stone) technology was used in its production. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-a…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: KENT-DD6347
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a broken ovoid secondary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face) from a larger possibly naturally shattered flint (indicated by the multiple step and pitted like fractures on the top of the ventral side). The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face, indicating hard hammer (stone on stone rather than antler, bone or padded stone) t…
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-0A5278
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn fragment of cast probable Middle Bronze Age transitional or late looped palstave axe head. The fragment of axe survives in the shape of a rough treapezium, with the wider, blade end being more rounded. In cross section it is rectangular to the narrower end and becomes more pointed oval in cross-section towards the blade edge. Due to have pitting no detail of casting seam or simialr casting imperfections are visible. In profile the cutting edge narrows to a rounded point, it is narrow which suggests that it is probably a transitional palstave, although due to wear it is not poss…
Created on: Sunday 13th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C08B81
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe probably a Southeastern type dating to the period c.1000 - 800 BC. It is trapezoidal in shape and has a narrowed, triangular profile. The axe fragment consists of the lower portion of the axe that contain the slightly expanded cutting edge and the sides up to an old break just above the socket aperture to where the core of the mould would have ended. The remains of the socket are sub-rectangular in shape. There is no decoration visible on the surface. The width measures 49.6 mm across the cutting edge and 35.5 mm across t…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sandwich', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-04DC0B
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken piece of a cast copper alloy socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age c.1000-800 BC. Probably South Eastern Type. The remaining body shows a light green patchy patina and is sub-rectangular in plan. It displays casting seams indicating a two piece mould. The top of the socket rim is lipped and the securing loop survives although now closed through corrosion. General thickness varies between 2.0 and 2.2 mm.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sholden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-CC14FC
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle. There is substantial casting line running from the rim and along the mid-line of the loop onto the body of the axe. It appears this casting feature has had very limited finishing. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces and a light green on the breaks which may sugge…
Created on: Saturday 29th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-674DAF
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of worn cast Middle Bronze Age II to Late Bronze age, 1300BC - 800BC, Possibly Wilburton or Ewart Park type. Description: The fragment is irregular shaped but roughly rectangular in plan, lozenge in cross-section with a flat mid rib. It is heavily patinated and pitted typical of highly corroded copper-alloy. The fragment, due to its small size likely originates from the upper section of the sword. Measurements: 28.85mm wide, 24mm long, 6.66mm thick and 19.91g in weight.
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D3826E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date (c.1000-1 BC). The sherd fragment is of a coarse black handmade fabric on the exterior with a black colour on the interior. It has a black unoxidised core and is tempered with angular poorly sorted flint inclusions. The sherd measures 22.9mm in length, 19.5mm in width, 7.7mm thick and weighs 4.11 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D37496
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of probable Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age date (c.1000 - c. 600 BC). The sherd fragment is of a coarse red handmade fabric on the exterior with a black colour on the interior. It is irregularly fired, and is tempered with angular poorly sorted flint inclusions. The sherd measures 29.2mm in length, 20.6mm in width, 12.7mm thick and weighs 6.81 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-D355B2
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A body sherd fragment of a handmade probable Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age date (c.1000-600 BC), The sherd fragment is of a coarse red handmade fabric on the exterior with a brown to black colour on the interior. It has an oxidized exterior with a black unoxidised core and porous inclusions. There are striations on the outside surface which could possibly be decoration. The sherd measures 35.1mm in length, 28.6mm in width, 9.6mm thick and weighs10.16 grams.
Created on: Friday 23rd June 2017
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-8F94EF
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete awl of possible Bronze Age to Roman date, (c. 1500 BC- AD 410. Description: It is formed from a rectangular cross-sectioned copper-alloy rod, one end terminates in a pyramid, where each face comes to a point. At the other end the faces narrow to the wedged end. both ends have been formed by hammerning them into a point. Measurements: Length:47.92mm, width: 4.67mm, thickness: 4.69mm, weight: 5.85g
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
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Record ID: KENT-14DDA6
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy ingot of probable late bronze age date, c. 1150 - 600BC. Description:The ingot is a plano-convex discoid shape possibly suggesting the production in a bowl furnace rather than a mould. The upper is flat but with a large knop or swelling relating to the casting gate used in its production. The bottom is a rounded convex shape. The ingot is heavily 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. Measurements:121mm in diameter, 41.49mm thick and 1,225g in weight Discussion:The …
Created on: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: KENT-B11EC5
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very large flint waste flake, utilised with the addition of a scraping edge, uncertain date, possibly late Bronze Age or Iron Age c.1000 - 1 BC. Description: The flake is a primary removal and very large and irregularly shaped but has roughly five sides in plan. The dorsal face has substantial cortex remaining and uneven poorly formed flaking. Along the right edge half way up there is some crushing retouch intended to blunt the edge. Just past this as the edge curves up to the point of the point of the flake there is short scaled semi-abrupt retouch which runs to the point of the fl…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: KENT-B057E7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle. There is substantial casting line running from the rim and along the mid-line of the loop onto the body of the axe. It appears this casting feature has had very limited finishing. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces and a light green on the breaks which may sugge…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: KENT-AEA581
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of early Bronze Age copper-alloy dagger or dirk, possibly of Camerton-Snowshill type (Period 4) c.1750-1550 BC Description: The dagger survives only as the point end and has linear decoration of six parallel lines creating a ribbing effect, on both sides, running either side of a mid-rib to meet below but on the same line as blade point. The dagger has a lozenge-shaped cross section and the break is ragged and appears to have happened in antiquity. Despite the break the blade is in relatively good condition save for a number of nicks along its edge. The blade is a dark bro…
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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