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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-F4D595
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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The extreme tip of the socket of a possibly Late Bronze Age copper-alloy spearhead with a sharply widening blade, flattened arms and sharp internal corners.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-D441E7
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A copper alloy blade fragment from a sword of probably Late Bronze Age date, c1150-700BC. The blade has a slight bend in its profile. In section the blade edges are bevelled.
Created on: Saturday 2nd February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 19th March 2013
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Record ID: SUR-30F173
Object type: BUCKET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from a cast copper alloy ribbed lug handle from a late Bronze Age bucket. Dot Bruns comments: "This is a fragment from either an Atlantic bucket, Danubian style series, Type Nannau-Dowris or a Hiberno-British bucket like the ones from Dowalton and Duddingston Loch, both in the National Museum in Edinburgh. These are nos 166 and 167 in Gerloff's catalogue respectively and the date is c. late Wilburton-Ewart Park metalwork tradition, that is c. 1100-800BC. Gerloff does date the buckets into the Llyn Fawr period, but I am not sure what her evidence is - I certainly h…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 24th April 2013
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Record ID: SUR-1B64F5
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A folded gold strip comprising eleven gold wires joined side by side by soldering. Max. length 15.93mm; max. width 8.14mm; max. thickness 4.4mm; thickness of wire approx.. 0.62mm; weight 2.26 grams. Both manufacturing technique and composition are consistent with a Bronze Age date, although precise analogues for the type are presently lacking. Gold ribbon ornaments are known from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1300-1100 BC, but the ribbed effect is achieved here by grooving (cf the piece from Ilam, Staffs. (Treasure Annual Report 2005/6, 20, no.14). Solder is used at this date in the…
Created on: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Record ID: SUR-C1E343
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Middle Bronze Age unlooped palstave axe. The axe is complete and in good condition and has a crudely incised shield pattern on either side below the stop ridge. Both side show extensive evidence of hammering as well as sharpening striations on the blade. The length of the axe is 141.11mm and the width of the blade is 53.96mm. The maximum thickness is 25.49mm and the axe weighs 335g. Peter Reavill comments: This is a Primary Shield pattern unloopeed pastave. The notch in the butt seems relatively common.The axe is very wedge-like in shape and the out-turned crescentic tips of…
Created on: Monday 16th April 2012
Last updated: Monday 16th April 2012
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Record ID: SUR-C68C63
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A section from the blade of a sword of Bronze Age date. The fragment is small and comes from near the tip. Only a small area of the original surface survives.
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2012
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Record ID: SUR-4C7C85
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The blade of a socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date. The hollow is asymmetrically cast and one long side has a very thin wall. There are nicks in the blade edge.
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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