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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Norfolk

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Record ID: NMS-91FB76
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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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 th…
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
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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
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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 shares …
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
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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
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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
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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: 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 i…
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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Record ID: LIN-DA78A7
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle to Late Bronze Age palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). The axehead is a Group I (shield-pattern) type from the Acton Park phase of Bronze Age metalwork, distinguished by its shield-shaped decoration below the stop ridge. The butt is H-shaped in section and has some damage to the terminal. The flanges of the butt are wide, and at the end is a pronounched stop-ridge. Beyond this extending onto the blade on both sides is a shield-shaped decoration with a moulded rib that extends from the centre of this and further along the body. The blade is flared and extends to a full cresce…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Last updated: Friday 2nd June 2017
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Record ID: NMS-1FBB94
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Early Bronze Age plano-convex knife of unpatinated mid grey/brown flint. Apparently soft hammer struck from a single platform core, the bulb of percussion is removed by semi-invasive pressure flaking and most of the dorsal face is similarly flaked to form an elegant leaf shaped knife, with the distal tip is missing, broken by a transverse bending fracture. Cf. Clark 1932. 46 x 18 x 4 mm.
Created on: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th March 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-6C3887
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Late Bronze age (1000-800BC) copper alloy socketed axe fragment, 51mm in length, 35mm wide and 18mm thick with a weight of 86.52grams. The object has an overall rectangular form and cross section. Its rounded, tapering blade tip is prominently expanded, forming triangular side projections. The object has broken just after it becomes hollow and has rectangular void with a rounded base.
Created on: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2017
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Record ID: WAW-55D7B8
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a sharp corner in the centre of each face. The breaks across the blade are not old, but not too recent. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted and there are notches along the blade, which are not recent as the patina covers them. The surface of the blade has a mottled dark green and brown patina. It measures 29.87mm long, 23.49mm wide, 5.5mm thick. It weighs 16.63 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-C78348
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy (bronze) short flanged axe of Middle Bronze Age dating, probably of the Acton Park I metalwork assemblage and dating from c.1700 to c. 1500BC. The axe has a shield shaped pattern below a very slight stop ridge, and raised flange facets. The blade of the object expands outwards to a crescentic cutting edge. The cutting edge measures 1mm thick. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The blade (measured from the cutting edge to the start of the flanges) is 37mm in length. At the top of the blade below the …
Created on: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 17th November 2016
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Record ID: NMS-4BC5BC
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age incomplete barbed-and-tanged arrowhead of unpatinated dark brown/black flint with one barb and the tang broken transversely. Made from a tertiary flake with invasive pressure flaking covering the entirety of one face and part of the ventral flake face remains unmodified on the other towards the broken barb and tang. 35 x 24 x 5.5 mm. Weight 3.3g. Finder's code F2. 50-60
Created on: Thursday 10th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 10th November 2016
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Record ID: NMS-FB8F72
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of undated copper alloy casting waste. The piece is irregularly shaped, with evidence of air bubbles having formed during the production process.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fulmodeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-ABA4C6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead with side-loops and a strong mid-rib on the blade. The tip, much of one blade edge, a small part of the other and fragments of the socket mouth are missing, a result of recent breaks. There is no peg hole in the socket which ends before the mid-point of the narrow leaf-shaped blade. Length 112mm. Width 17.5mm. Weight 29.85g. c.1300 - c.1000 BC.
Created on: Thursday 15th September 2016
Last updated: Monday 26th June 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-DC2416
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy looped socketed axe dating from the Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age, c. 800-700BC. The axe is either a transitional axe or an axe of Type Sompting, Variant Cardiff II dating from the Early Iron Age. The axe is complete except for the missing loop. All surfaces are very worn and abraded. The patina is dark green with many patches of surface damage. The blade appears shaped, worn and re-sharpened. The axe has a circular or square mouth (unknown as only two images were submitted) and is decorated with three long moulded ribs that terminate in small flat pellets. This …
Created on: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D7833C
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sherd of a Bronze Age or Iron Age vessel. The sherd come from the body of the vessel. The fabric is very hard and coarse, containing plentiful poorly sorted fragments of burnt flint (<5mm) and quartz sand. The outer surface is dark grey-brown in colour and the core and inner surface are mid-grey. Length: 31.61mm, width: 31.91mm, thickness: 9.27mm, weight: 9.65g
Created on: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hethersett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-460F4A
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age developed narrow butted flat axe or palstave. The butt end is missing. The remaining section is triangular in shape, flaring very slightly at the blade end. It is rectangular in cross-section, becoming thicker towards the central break. The blade itself curves outwards gently and is bevelled. It is highly corroded with very worn edges and a pitted shiny dark brown patina on both faces. There are many parallel scratch marks on both faces. Length: 69.57mm, width at blade: 60.25mm, width at butt: 32.72, thickness: 10.85mm, weight: 180.64g
Created on: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hethersett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-0B3992
Object type: VOTIVE MODEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy miniture wheel, possibly a votive model dating from the Late Bronze Age to Early Roman period, but it could also be a Post Medieval pastry jigger or component from a Post Medieval to Modern toy. The object is an openwork circular disc with four spokes and a central lozenge shaped hub, perforated by a sub-square hole. The hub and spokes are square in cross-section. The spokes narrower in the middle and flare towards the ends in plan. The rim of the "wheel" is wider than the spokes, and is bevelled on both faces, so the outer edge is pointed, making a triangle in cross…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
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