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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: NMS-68D228
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake of unpatinated semi-translucent brown flint. Steep to semi-invasive retouch has been pressure flaked to the distal end and both lateral edges to form a "horseshoe" or "thumbnail" scraping edge, the platform is unmodified. Early Bronze Age, 2350 to 1,501 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-CB253E
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Barbed and tanged arrowhead, of Green's (1980) Kilmarnock type, with the pointed tang exceeding the length of the barbs, all three elements appear to be undamaged, the point however is broken transversely in antiquity. Both faces are entirely covered with invasive pressure flaking, overlapping neatly at the centre, with good symmetry overall. The flint is pale grey, with small, fine, white inclusions, both faces have small, pale iron stains. Early Bronze Age.
Created on: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-A49A05
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary hard hammer struck blade-like flake, of unpatinated black flint with minimal steep retouch to the distal tip. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Sunday 8th April 2018
Last updated: Sunday 8th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EABD84
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy looped palstave, only the stumps of the loop surviving. Surfaces are pockmarked and some patches are iron stained. Small parts of the flanges and the butt end are missing. Extant length 130mm. Width 55mm. Thickness 31.5mm. Weight 328g. c.1600 - c.1000 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6C20A2
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead, of mottled grey flint with some faint iron oxide stains to both faces. Made from a rather thick flake for an arrowhead, with a slight "S" shaped profile, it is bifacially flaked around the periphery with steep pressure flake removals, leaving the original tertiary faces of the flake unmodified in the middle of both faces. The tang is much longer than the barbs, one of which is broken at its extremity, as is the tip of the point. The bulb of percussion has been removed and is unusually oriented to the right tang when viewed from the ventral …
Created on: Wednesday 28th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-56CD12
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave chisel or slender palstave in quite fresh condition but with extensive recent scuffing including on the cutting edge. Surfaces are ferrous stained. A casting seam runs down both sides from the butt end onto the start of the blade. The latter expands very slightly before flaring out to the cutting edge, one end of which has been lost to a recent break. Weight 114.38g. Length 129.5mm. Extant width 27.2mm (estimated width at cutting edge 29mm). Thickness 17.7mm. c.1600 - c.1000 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: NMS-AC5647
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plano-convex knife, of sub-rectangular plan form, finely, and invasively pressure flaked from a secondary, hard hammer struck blade-like flake of good quality mottled grey flint, now patinated slightly by iron oxides, most noticeably to one lateral edge near the middle. The opposing edge has the distal end of a previously struck, hinge terminated flake that was present in the dorsal surface before the blade-like flake was struck, and this has been modified into a small notch by steep, non-invasive retouch to the ventral face. The bulb of percussion has been removed to form a chisel-lik…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-99743C
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Bronze Age pin. The flaring head has a slight chamfer at the upper edge and the top is very slightly concave. Below the head there is a band of multiple fine incised lines and three broad bands of multiple incised oblique lines (those in the central band are reversed), the lower edge of this decoration is damaged where the pin is slightly bent and the rest of the circular-sectioned shaft is undecorated with the terminal broken in antiquity and now worn smooth. Extant length (unbent) 49.5mm. Diameter of head 5.5mm. Weighs 2.85g. Unlike the large 'Picardy' pins of the …
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1EEF62
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a probable Middle Bronze Age copper alloy unidentified (probably composite) object, half extant, 'moustache-shaped' with a central hollow. There are two opposed rivet-holes in the sides adjacent to the flat mouth of the internal hollow. The object is unbroken and must have comprised one of two separate parts of a composite moustache-shaped fitting, unlike most examples, which are complete or to be part of broken objects cast in one. Deep multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper part of the moustache the end plain where it tapers to a point. Height / length 25.5mm. Width …
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: SF-E22FA9
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy probable socketed axehead or socketed unlooped chisel, if the former perhaps of the Taunton-Hademarschen type (Dot Boughton pers. comm) dating c. 1550-1150 BC. Part of the socket mouth and internal body of the axehead are missing in old damage, though otherwise it is preserved relatively intact. The socket itself is circular in plan, with a prominent mouth-moulding and the remains of casting flashes set above these. Part of one side of the socket is missing in an irregular old break with apparently active corrosion products visible on its surface. Below …
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hockwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-91FB76
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy spiral-twisted torc dating to the Taunton and Penard 'Ornament Horizon' metalwork phases of the Middle Bronze Age, circa 1400-1150 BC. The present 73mm diameter annular shape is formed from circular-section bronze rod which has been twisted into a spiral. The ends slightly overlap and both have been broken in antiquity. On one of the broken ends the twist and cross-section begins to taper-off suggesting that the break is close to a missing hooked-end terminal. The other end is an abrupt break across full twist and cross-section. The evidence strongly suggests t…
Created on: Saturday 7th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th October 2017
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Record ID: NMS-21A1BD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Hard hammer struck secondary flake with steep retouch to the distal end and fine trimming on both lateral edges: - of unpatinated dark gey flint with some swirls of lighter grey within. Late Prehistoric, broadly Bronze Age in origin.
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 2nd October 2017
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Record ID: LIN-7DAAC9
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age unlooped palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). When viewed from the side the axe has a slender body of rectangular form, which then flares into the blade. In plan the axe is a slender pointed-oval. The butt is H-shaped in section and terminates towards the centre of the axe with a well-defined, rounded stop-ridge on both sides rising at right angles to the septum. Beyond the septum is a moulded shield-shaped stop-ridge set transversely across the body. The blade is flared and the surface is smooth, bevelled and sharpened. The palstave …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C33616
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unpatinated arrowhead of mottled dark grey flint, made from a tertiary semi-hard hammer struck flake, with invasive pressure flake scars to both faces, the piece is damaged at the tip of the point. This arrowhead is of unusual form, the main body being ogival in plan, and having a prominent tang, but with the barbs merely "stepped" in from the sides rather than invasively notched from the base. Likely to be of Green, S. (1980) Sutton type A. Early Bronze Age: 2350 to 1700 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C2FBC6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake of pale, mottled grey patination with some recent damage (including the loss of one rear corner) revealing the orgional dark grey flint beneath. One edge is steeply retouched by pressure flaking to form a continious platform for invasive flaking on the opposite face, the other edge is bifacially, and semi-invasively pressure flaked. Given the triangular plan form and the initial passes of pressure flaking, it is likely that this piece is an unfinished barbed and tanged arrowhead, Early Bronze Age: 2350 to 1700 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-C28689
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plano-convex flint knife, made from a primary blade-like flake of good quality unpatinated semi-translucent grey flint, the dorsal face is almost covered with invasive pressure flake scars and only a small patch of cortex remains to the central part of the dorsal face near the proximal end. The distal end appears to be recently damaged on one edge. See Clarke, J.G.D. (1932a) for discussion on the dating and associated finds.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: NMS-54B5B4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of probable Middle Bronze Age copper alloy unidentified object, just under half extant, 'moustache-shaped' and in pitted and corroded condition, with the lower tip damaged. transverse break across a central hollow. There are the remains of multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face of the moustache and a plain constriction before the point. Height / length 26mm. Width 13mm. Thickness 13mm. Weight 6.22g. The date of this enigmatic object is uncertain. Examples occurred in the Salisbury Hoard, which contained Bronze Age material but was buried in the Iron Age (Stead 1998).…
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5E3BC2
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Circumstances: Found whilst digging trenches through a paddock for gas pipes. No further objects were recovered at the time of discovery, however, the finder states that in recent years the owners have had substantial amounts of topsoil added to level the site. Description: Complete gold Middle Bronze Age four flange twisted bar torc. The main bar has been cut longitudinally to create an X-shaped cross-section and has been twisted relatively evenly. The hoop has been slightly distorted and a number of the crests of the twist have been bent or otherwise damaged. At either end of the tw…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: SF-3277AB
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead possibly dating to the Penard phase of the Middle/Late bronze age, dating c. 1200-800 BC. Only the mid-section of the blade survives, with the tip and circular-sectioned socket broken away in irregular truncations. In plan the spear would originally have been broadly leaf-shaped, while its prominent midrib on each face gives it a sub-lozengiform section. Preserved in corroded condition with a number of encrustations, it survives to a length of 67.05mm, 32.99mm wide at its widest point and 7.01mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 28.66g…
Created on: Friday 28th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hockwold cum Wilton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-657B75
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy dagger or knife dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC. It is broadly triangular in plan and demonstrates a lenticular-sectioned tapering blade with a rounded end. Both sides of the blade additionally demonstrate a prominent broad and flat mid-rib which extends above two lateral rivet-notches, above which extends an integral sub-rectangular element with the remains of a central aperture for a further rivet that would have secured the blade itself to a handle. However, the upper portion of the latter is now broken away in old damage. Preserved …
Created on: Thursday 6th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Methwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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