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

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Record ID: KENT-FC6918
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 18 Middle Bronze Age, 'Taunton phase (c.1400 BC - 1250 BC) unlooped cast palstaves axes and associated fragments. Description: In total 26 fragments were recovered as part of the hoard and are listed below. Please see the notes section below regarding the numbering and weights. 1. Palstave axehead ['No. 1']. Copper alloy. Near complete palstave, missing section from the cutting blade edges and patches of green corrosion across the body. The casting seams appear to have been trimmed but the blade has not been forged to form a cutting edge. The blade has a crinoline outline.…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-B824C4
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable Late Bronze Age hoard of 90 ingot fragments. Description:All ingot fragments have some soil attached which may affect their final weight. A green patina is present on most fragments due to the copper alloy corrosion (Nos. 1-81 and 86-90). The other fragments (Nos. 82-85) do not have a green patina, probably due to the presence of a higher tin percentage. A bevelled edge can be seen on some fragments while others have a softer, round edge. A few examples have bumps on the bottom surface resulting from the surface the molten copper alloy was poured onto, and one fragment (No…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Badlesmere IV', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-B7FA19
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Late Bronze Age hoard of 34 ingot fragments - named the Badlesmere III hoard. All ingot fragments have some soil attached which may affect their final weight. A green patina is present on all fragments due to the copper alloy corrosion. Most of the fragments can be identified as originating from a plano-convex shaped bun ingot, where one surface is flat and the opposite surface is convex. Ingot fragments 1.Ingot fragment. Probably Late Bronze Age (c.1000-800 BC), copper alloy. One side corresponds to the edge of a plano-convex shaped bun ingot. Dimensions: Length: 49mm;…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Badlesmere III', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-593613
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 10 complete cast copper alloy palstave axeheads, extremely well preserved. Description: 1) Palstave axehead. A complete copper alloy axehead in extremely good condition, with patches of corrosion visible. The flanges start to rise gradually from the butt, fusing to the stop bar at the maximum height above the septum. Below the stop bar is a distinctive triangular design, composed of a raised triangle within a triangular depression. The body of the axe is narrow and expands into a triangular blade. The cutting edge is complete except for small pockets of corrosion damage. I…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-810731
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard 5 complete palstaves, 1 fragmentary palstave, and 2 copper alloy fragments, dating to the Middle Bronze Age c.1400-1150 BC. Description: 1) Palstave axehead. A complete copper alloy palstave with a heavily corroded surface making the original surface difficult to examine. The palstave is made from a two-part mould, and the two faces differ in the height of the flanges and decoration below the stop - this is clearly apparent when the flange profile is viewed. There is a square butt at the end of a narrow haft body, leading to a broad cutting edge. Face 1- There is sli…
Created on: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wickhambreux', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-495597
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 10 copper alloy palstave axeheads, found in one spot, described as 'one hole' and therefore possibly a pit deposit. The artefacts have been numbered 1-10 for the following catalogue. Description: 1) Palstave axehead. A complete copper alloy axehead in good condition, with corrosion of the surface visible. Requires further conservation to remove the remaining soil. The butt is slightly damaged, with a small chip missing from one corner. The flanges start to rise gradually, in a convex curve from the butt, fusing to the stop bar at the maximum height above the septum. T…
Created on: Friday 5th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 27th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-DA6E86
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hoard of 929 fragments of copper-alloy plate and their container of likely Late Bronze Age date, c. 1150 - 800BC, possibly of the Wilburton phase (c.1150-1000BC). Description: The hoard consists of 929 fragments of copper-alloy 'plate'. These pieces range in size from 9mm x 6mm to 58mm x 41mm and are highly irregular. No element can clearly be identifed as coming from either a bun ingot, typical of the period or clearly definet object types. It is noted however that all the fragments are small enough to easily be added to a crucible for remelting. While most of the edges of the frag…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Monday 29th October 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FE9DB2
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Bronze Age hoard comprisedof one undecorated palstave and four palstaves with triangular decoration below the stop-ridge which date to the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1100 cal. BC). They belong Rowland's Class 3 'Birchington Type' Group 1, characterised by their straight sided triangular blade and triangular shaped depression (Rowlands 1976, 32-33). 1) Copper-alloy palstave, consistent with Rowlands (1976) Class 3 'Birchington Type' Group 1. Complete unlooped palstave with no decoration. The butt appears to have been broken and is now diagonally angled. The septum is made up of a l…
Created on: Wednesday 24th July 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Canterbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-30F137
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Bronze Age hoard of one cast copper alloy socketed axe and fifteen copper alloy ingots/bronze cake fragments. Catalogue Note: Catalogue completed before conservation work undertaken. The objects were not cleaned or treated by the finders. A. Socketed axe (1) Measurements: Length: 72mm; Width (blade): 35mm; Socket (inner-outer): 25-33mm; Socket (back-front, inner-outer): 23-29mm; Weight: 103.7g. Description: Cast copper alloy socketed looped axe of plain South Eastern Type. Complete. The axe has a rectangular double-mouth moulding which is aligned with the blade. The b…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'OSPRINGE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-62FE76
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Descriptive catalogue 1. Winged-axe with loop Winged axe with loop of Late Bronze Age date with green/brown patina well preserved for a considerable proportion of the surface area, within pitting and flaking in some places. A casting seam visible between butt and loop but otherwise absent/removed. The surface of the butt is rough and may have been broken off or represent the surface of the casting. Striations around the cutting edge may relate to the original use of the blade. The wings of the axe are damaged on both sides of the blade. Dimensions: Length of blade (from centr…
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lyminge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-BA2BC6
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description 1. Socketed axe, South-East class A. Small, incomplete; two joining fragments with a recent break. Double mouth moulding. Casting flashes intact. Blade edge corrosion chipped and missing in places. Expanded blade, blade tip hollows developed. Ridge down the centre of the internal face. L: 75.3mm; W. blade: 40.5mm; W. mouth: 35mm; Wt: 116.6g. 2. Blade, fragment. Rectangular in plan. No blade edges survive and the surfaces are heavily pitted. L: 34.25mm; W: 18.5mm; Th: 4.7-5.6mm; Wt: 15.7g. 3. Bracelet, fragment. Undecorated. The section is circular at one end, becomi…
Created on: Monday 27th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tilmanstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7DA0B5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A single element of the UWTS archaeological fieldwork (WA 54746) remains to be undertaken. An assessment of the results of the scheme-wide project is in progress, to be followed by full publication, probably in a Wessex Archaeology monograph. Metalwork Two discrete hoards of Late Bronze Age metalwork were recovered (from Trenches 6 and 7 respectively) during archaeological evaluation in June 2004. Further elements of one of these hoards (Hoard 1) were found during subsequent excavation in June 2005; it is almost certain that all elements of this hoard have been recovered. The fi…
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ebbsfleet', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7D4A11
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description 2. Socketed axe fragment (site id. 358) Mouth intact, but blade and one face lacking. Class A socketed axe decorated with wing-rib design. The bases of the wings continue onto the sides as a slight horizontal moulding. Length 69 mm; weight 81.4 g 3. Plate-like fragment All edges broken; possibly part of an artefact. Max. dimension 46.5 mm; weight 23.2 g 4. Tang fragment Blunt ended rod of sub-trapezoid section; other end thins and expands towards a bifurcation, but the two ends are immediately broken. Length 36.5 mm; weight 9.4g 5. Ingot fragment…
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringlemere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7C3863
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The 185 objects represented in this hoard include a wide variety of artefact types. There are 57 socketed axe fragments, of which four are complete or almost complete. The axes are of the South-Eastern type and most show signs of having been deliberately broken for inclusion in the hoard as scrap metal. In addition, there is one socketed chisel fragment, one palstave fragment, four end-winged axe fragments, two socketed hammers, three socketed gouges, 11 knife fragments with socketed, tanged and shouldered and Hog-backed examples represented, three sickle fragments, 17 Ewart Park swor…
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 24th February 2012
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Record ID: KENT-757FC0
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1. Socketed axe fragment Incomplete, socketed axe; South Eastern class A. Double mouth moulding. Blade tip hollows, expanded blade. The blade tip is missing on one side. Heavy diffuse bevelling on the lower blade where the blade begins to expand. There is a fine transverse crack on both sides at this point. Many very fine transverse and oblique lines close to the blade edge. Traces of the blade edge intact, otherwise the edge is corrosion chipped. Casting flashes are visible, but they have been mostly removed close to the blade tip hollows. Two casting jet stumps. Oblique striation…
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Friday 4th July 2014
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Record ID: KENT-7541B6
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1. Socketed axe fragment: South-Eastern Double mouth moulding. Both faces have wing mouldings. Very faint transverse moulding forming hour-glass with circular pellet prominent beneath mouth moulding and very faint circular moulding between the wing mouldings at the bottom. Casting flashes visible along much of the sides, although they have been removed places. Last vestiges of mouth casting flash and of one casting jet stump visible. Ridges down the centre of the internal faces. The body has many fine transverse and oblique striations. Variable green to dark brown patina. Corrosion…
Created on: Friday 24th February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th July 2014
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Record ID: KENT-0F86A5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
8 Fragments of copper alloy from a Bronze Age Hoard. Description 1. Copper alloy ingot. Length: 151.53mm, Maximum Width: 100.95mm, Maximum Thickness: 36.52 mm, Weight: 1659.7 g 2. Copper alloy "bun" ingot. Length: 126.70 mm, Maximum Width: 112.66 mm, Maximum Thickness: 25.64 mm, Weight: 1381.2 g 3. Copper alloy ingot. Length: 80.01 mm, Maximum Width: 79.79 mm, Maximum Thickness: 24.89 mm, Weight: 592.7 g 4. Copper alloy ingot. Length: 73.57 mm, Maximum Width: 52.08 mm, Maximum Thickness: 26.42 mm, Weight: 301.9 g 5. Copper alloy ingot. Length: 66.57 mm
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lynsted', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-15A293
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age carp's tongue complex hoard consisting of 352 objects. At 352 objects and fragments, the Boughton Malherbe hoard is the third largest Bronze Age hoard ever found in Britain behind the Langton Matravers hoard, Dorset, with 777 objects and fragments dating to the Llyn Fawr metalwork phase (c. 800-600 BC) (Roberts et al.: in prep.) and the Isleham hoard, Cambridgeshire, with over 6500 objects and fragments dating to the Wilburton metalwork phase (c. 1150-1000 BC) (Britton 1960; Colquhoun and Burgess 1988: pls. 152.B-157.A; Malim et al.: 2010). The Boughton Malherbe h…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boughton Malherbe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-F5D2A5
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Middle Bronze Age hoard consisting of two copper alloy palstaves. The hoard was found 50 feet in a re-deposited easement from a pipeline between 6-12 inches under the ground. Description: 1. Copper Alloy Palstave (Rowlands Type: Class 3, Group 2). The rounded damaged butt leads down to low convex flanges, a slightly U-shaped stop and triangular shaped blade.The cutting edge is very damaged with part of it missing. The surface is extremely corroded which obscures detail and the patina is an olive green. Casting seams are present on both sides. There is a small depression on the…
Created on: Tuesday 15th March 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingsnorth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-7A5167
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
(A1) Ingot fragment. The patina is dark green. Length: 54.91mm; Width: 43.63; Weight: 251g (A2) Ingot fragment. The patina is dark green and brown. Length: 41.81 mm; Width: 46.47; Weight: 111g (B1) Ingot fragment. The patina is dark green. Length: 46.38mm; Width: 43.1; Weight: 176g (C1) Ingot fragment (?). The patina is dark green. Length: 46.02mm; Width: 35.6; Weight: 116g (C2) Ingot fragment (?). The patina is dark green. Length: 23.99mm; Width: 21.77; Weight: 32g (C3) Ingot fragment (?). The patina is dark green. Length: 21.97mm; Width: 18.34; Weight:…
Created on: Wednesday 10th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cliffs End', grid reference and parish protected.


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