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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Norfolk

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Record ID: NMS-5EDED4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Bronze Age copper alloy casting jet. Oval, flat upper face (31mm x 25mm, height 21mm), obliquely anged lower face with the stumps of one runner. Weighs 35.79g. c.2,500-701 BC.
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on both faces,…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-BD8BD2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early - Middle Bronze Age flint plano-convex knife dating to the period c. 2350 - 1500 BC. Hard hammer struck tertiary flake. It exhibits four narrow negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral surface is missing the blub of percussion and exhibits a series of closely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. The distal end has been retouched on both the dorsal and ventral face, with three flakes removed from each face. One mesal edge exhibits prssure flaked semi-invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is a mottled dark grey. See: Clarke, T.G.D, 1932, "The Date of the Plano-Co…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-105598
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead. Finely cast with multiple fine file marks on both faces which have chamfered edges to the blade and a shallow mid-rib. There is a slight casting-flash one one side of the pointed-oval sectioned tang. Traces of iron-staining over all. Length 54.5mm. Width 22mm. 3mm thick. Weighs 7.63g. 1275-1140 BC. A bronze arrowhead from the Penard hoard (a secure Bronze Age of c. 1275-1140 BC), was discussed in Archaeologica 71 (p. 138), where it was suggested that although the barbed and tanged form was used in flint from the Earl…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-8210FE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small primary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated black flint with steep retouch to the right lateral edge viewed from the dorsal face formin the scraping edge, thick cortex extant to this face also. "Thumbnail" scraper, Early Bronze Age.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-C77DC5
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy needle of uncertain Bronze Age to Post Medieval date. The needle shaft is oval in cross-section. The needle tapers at each end, but each end is damaged preventing further identification. It measures 54.6mm long and 2.5mm diameter at the middle and it weighs 1.77 grams.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-68D228
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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-B061B6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead of probable Middle - Late Bronze Age date (c. 1600 - 701 BC). One barb is missing and the other is incomplete due to old damage. The tang is slightly fluted on both faces, although the fluting is slightly asymmetrical between the two faces. The notches between the barbs and tang are slightly indented on one face. Both faces exhibit a central longitudinal mid-rib, giving a lozengiform cross-section. Stuart Needham, having examined a photograph of another Norfolk example (NMS-477E93), commented: "It is interesting to learn of yet anoth…
Created on: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 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 1…
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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