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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Oxfordshire

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Record ID: BERK-D71CAB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undated copper alloy object, a fragment of casting debris (a casting jet) from metal working. The object is cone-shaped with a deep well in the centre and a thick stubby runner beneath, which would have flowed into the mould. The runner has several incised lines around it that may be tooling marks from when the jet was detatched from the mould, or may indeed be evidence of the tool working on the mould itself. The casting jet has a light green patina with much blackened material across and around it. Although it is not possible to identify the period with certainty, the patina s…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-44F126
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1250 BC). The spearhead has a short but slender kite-shaped blade with only the very tip missing. The socket is circular and tapers from the open mouth in to the shaft between the blade's wings. There are two lozenge-shaped undrilled 'loops' located nearly equidistant between the socket mouth and the balde. The mouth of the socket is ever-so-slightly recessed from the main socket. A small number of spearheads with undrilled loops have recently been recorded from across Oxfordshire; fr…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-44881E
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but concievably Roman or medieval. The awl is in very good condition with a nice deep green patina. The awl has a square cross section. One end tapers to a sharp point and the other flattens in to a blunt end, similar to a chisel. There are some scratches on the rounded end. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however this example was probably used in the hand without hafting as both ends of the awl are useful, practical tools. From the PAS website: (http://finds.org.…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5B33A7
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy rapier dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400 - 1100 BC). The rapier is of the notched-butt type having a butt that is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes through the butt show how the blade was secured into a wooden or bone handle; one of the notches still retains its copper alloy rivet which is cylindrical with an expanded domed head at either terminal. The blade is mostly straight and only tapers towards the point. A prominant midrib can be seen down the length of the blade, which has been bent in an…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-F29845
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of an unidentified copper-alloy object of uncertain date. The object is sub-triangular in plan and section. Two edges appear to have been cut or hacked while the third edge is slightly curved. The metal has a mid-green patina with delamination around the curved edge. The fragment is 27.4mm long, 15.9mm wide, 7.9mm thick and weighs 9.1g. The fragments shares features in common with axehead blades of Bronze Age date though an insufficient portion survives to confirm this identification.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-136875
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe dating from c. 10th-9th century BC. Probably a ribbed South Eastern variant. The axehead is complete and has suffered little damage, however some of the surface bronze has been lost from the blade edge. The blade edge is crescentic with both outer tips complete - there appears to have been little if any use of the blade. The axehead's socket is rectangular at the mouth and tapers through the length of the socket. Casting seams are prominent within the socket but are not visible externally. The socket has a rasied lip which slope…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C3E5A3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements, D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their wider, rounded ends by a short, recessed oval neck. There are multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face on both domed sides of the object, the tapering lower parts are plain. The two moustache tips or prongs flare slightly outwards and terminate with a small rounded knop. The central neck section of the object is plain and undecorated but the underside …
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-41E4C6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy slender un-looped Middle Bronze Age palstave, probably from the Taunton metalwork phase and dating from c. 1500- 1300 BC. The cutting edge has a pronounced crescentic form with the tips re-curving back onto the expanding form of the blade body. The body has a well-defined stop ridge just short of midway down its length and the flanges extend and taper, down to the blade section. There are clear casting lines down each side of the axe, there are no other design elements to be seen. The blade appears to have been lightly used with a few small indentations and modest …
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-41B0C2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tip fragment of a copper-alloy spearhead of probable Middle Bronze Age date c. 1500 - 1150 BC. The remaining tip has a very well defined central rib that has a rounded diamond form, there is no indication of a socket remaining with this piece. The sides have a slight concave line to them, there are multiple longitudinal striations to the blade surfaces. The surface has a smooth dark green patina with some fritting to the rib and blades.
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-1D9AF0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy palstave axe dating to the early Middle Bronze Age. The palstave is complete and in good condition. The crescentic blade is wide and has a bevelled edge, clearer on one side than the other. The stop ridge between the raised low-flanged edges is likewise more prominent on one side than the other. There are no side loops nor a midrib down the centre of the blade.The lack of a side loop and lack of any ribs suggest this palstave may be relatively early and is probably of the Acton Park II period, c.1500-1400 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-1C4AA6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed spearhead dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c.1400-900 BC. The spearhead has a slender, tapering leaf-shaped (ogival) blade with slightly bevelled edges and two undrilled lozenge-shaped side 'loops' located near to the mouth of the socket, which is circular in plan and tapers internally. The spearhead is in good condition with some bronze disease and corrosion evident. The loops may have been miscast as they are solid rather than having on internal eye. Spearheads with similar miscastings have been found locally; one from the same parish …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A71C19
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible well and jet perhaps of Bronze Age to Roman date. The jet has a circular section of 11mm diameter which expands into an incomplete conical body 21.7mm wide. The identificaiton is not certain: the object appears too symmetrical to be the byproduct of metal casting.
Created on: Saturday 15th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8D2F29
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy palstave axe head dating from the Mid Bronze Age, c.1250-1000 BC. The axe is rectangular is shape in the body, widening slightly towards the cutting edge, which is sub-circular and curved. A hammered and trimmed casting seam is visible. In profile the cutting edge narrows to a rounded point, it is narrow which suggests that it is probably a transitional palstave. In cross section the axe head is triangular in shape. There is a worn break across the body of the axe head, which is rectangular in cross section. The axe head has a dark green patina. The palstave …
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8D28F7
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probably an incomplete Late Bronze Age chisel or leather-working knife dating from the 10th-9th century BC. Only the blade and part of the collar survive. The artefact was composed of a wide, triangular/crescent-shaped blade and a rectangular-sectioned tang. Tang and blade were separated by a now very worn collar. These artefacts tend to be identified as chisels, i.e. wood-working tools, such as in WREX-9F314E. However, they resemble (in size and shape) Earliest Iron Age so-called socketed chisels (SUR-2B05A8) which have now been reinterpreted as leather-working knives. Thus, the earl…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8CF4F9
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead of the stepped type, dating from Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800 BC). The fragment is lozenge in cross sction, and has three steps running out from either side of the central rounded ridge. The tip is slightly broken and worn, it is now blunt and rounded. There is a worn break on the opposite end, the inside of the spearhead is a dark brown red colour. The outside of the spear head has a dark green patina.
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8CCAA3
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, probably from the Late Bronze Age or possibly Earliest Iron Age (950-750BC). The spear head is ogival in shape, with a raised triangular sectioned mid rib running down either side of the blade. Just before the blade widens there is a shallow dip on the mid rib on either side. The tip of the spear head is missing, and the edges of the blade is worn and broken. In cross section the shaft is lozenge shaped, with the flat wings of the blade extending out on each side. One edge of the socket is slightly thicker, making the socket slighly offs…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A124F8
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sub-oval casting well with no clear stubs of runners. This is probably of Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-4008DB
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy tanged chisel of Late Bronze Age date. The chisel is in good condition and appears undamaged, with evidence for use wear on the blade tip and edge. The chisel has a tapering square-sectioned tang which abutts the round-sectioned, collared handle stop of the chisel blade. The collar is 13.5 mm diameter. From the collar the chisel blade, which is broadly triangular in plan, flattens in profile and expands to a thin cutting edge with slightly flared shoulders. The cutting edge is 27.5 mm wide. The object is in very good coniditon and has a mid-brown patina ac…
Created on: Friday 16th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C02189
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn cast copper-alloy awl probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC - 410 AD. The object is broadly a thin pointed oval shape in plan. It is double ended. Both ends are too worn round to be sure of the original shape .
Created on: Saturday 10th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steeple Aston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-AC4A08
Object type: SICKLE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy sickle of Late Bronze Age / early Iron Age date (c. 1000-700). The sickle survives in remarkable condition, the double edged blade is still very sharp and wood remains in the socket (removed for testing). The sickle has a crescentic blade with wide mid-rib and bevelled edges that taper to thin edges The tip of the blade is rounded where the two bevelled edges meet. The socket is integrally cast. It is sub-conical, tapering from the open mouth to the top and is hollow throughout. Approximately half-way between the moutn and the beginning of the sickle blade …
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 10th August 2017
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