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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Object type: BEAD

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Record ID: KENT-1CEC46
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy object, probably a bead, dating from the Bronze Age or Early Iron Age c. 2150-800 BC. The artefact is lozenge-shaped in plan and broadly square in cross section. It has an irregularly shaped perforation in the center. Each of the long edges of the lozenge is concave which means that the corners appear larger and bulbous. The artefact has a dark brownish-green patina. The shape and method of manufacture of this bead is very similar to two unidentified objects, which have been recorded onto the database as SUSS-F6BA96 and SUSS-0C80D1. The object is 20 mm x 2…
Created on: Monday 17th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charing', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9E0EE0
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A complete cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is discoidal in shape, with a central round hole measuring 8.2mm in diameter. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hard to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. The bead has a diameter of 12.33mm in diameter and is 1.9mm thick. The bead weighs 3.31g.
Created on: Friday 7th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hollingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-357FF3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bead of probable prehistoric to Roman date. The bead is discoidal, though crudely made.There is an irregularly place circular hole through the bead, slightly off center. The exterior of the bead has been decorated with spiralling grooves and ridges. A similar example can be seen on the database: SUSS-278700. The bead is 14 mm diameter, the hole is 9 mm in diameter, the maximum thickness is 3.5 mm and it weighs 6.30 gms
Created on: Thursday 6th February 2014
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Egerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-1F03E3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete discoidal amber bead of uncertain date, probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods (c. 1500 BC-AD 410). They are most common to prehistoric assemblages in Southeastern England, most notably those of the Middle Bronze Age (cf. Treasure case 2011 T192). The remains of the bead consists of a 6.8 mm thick discoidal ring, with a central circular drilled hole. A portion of the outer edge of the bead has suffered damage, probably post-depositional in nature. The bead is of an even amber orange colour, with a matt surface to unbroken surfaces and a high glossy s…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-A047F2
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.1mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 11.1mm in external diameter, 3.8mm in width and weighs 1.21g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A028C1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.1mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 10.1mm in external diameter, 4.1mm in width and weighs 1.23g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A00563
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.5mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 14.1mm in external diameter, 7.3mm in width and weighs 5.76g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-9F6EB2
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. It is round in plan, with flat top and bottom, but hexagonal in cross section. There is a central round perforation, which has smooth sides. There is no decoration. There is some corrosion, and the metal is pitted. The flat top and bottom are smooth and worn. There are two small scratches, one on each side; the first runs parallel to the perforation, on the edge of the flat surface; the other runs from the perforation to the end of the flat surface. Overall, it is in good condition. It is 33.17 g, 13.67 mm H x 23.44 mm DIA (5.…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-C717B5
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 7.1mm. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. `6.5mm in external diameter, 10.9mm in width and weighs 9.32g.
Created on: Tuesday 11th January 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 11th January 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A5B841
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age jet or shall terminal bead from a spacer plate ornament, c.2000 BC. The bead is trapezoidal in shape and sub-rectangular in cross section. There is a circular drilled perforation at the pointed terminal though which single thread would be attached. The are three further circular perforations on the reverse surface which travel though the bead at approximately 45 degrees and emerge on the bottom edge. A separate thread would be attached to each hole allowing three strings of beads to emerge from the spacer bead. The upper surface is decorated with lines of punched …
Created on: Tuesday 17th August 2010
Last updated: Thursday 18th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BOUGHTON MONCHELSEA', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A3BC02
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy bead of uncertain date. It is biconical in form with a circular perforation in the centre, 6.4mm in diameter. The bead appears to have been cast in a two piece mould as there is a casting ridge running round that outer edge. It measures 15.36mm in external diameter, 5.9mm in thickness, and weighs 5.15g. It is difficult to date copper alloy beads of this type out of context as they were in use from the Bronze Age though to the Early-Medieval period.
Created on: Thursday 17th June 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st June 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'EYTHORNE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-4478A3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age cast copper alloy bead. It has an internal diameter of 6.61mm, an external diameter of 16.08mm and is 9.60mm long.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-446FF5
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age cast copper alloy bead. It has an internal diameter of 4.25mm, an external diameter of 15.46 and is 5.34mm long.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-E70065
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular perforated copper alloy object, possibly a bead.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-237307
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bead, undated. The internal diameter of the bead's hole is 4.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 10th November 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GOODNESTONE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-DA8891
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy bead.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hollingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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