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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Institution: SUR

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Record ID: SUR-B18408
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy leaf-shaped spearhead dating from the late Middle to late Bronze Age, 43.0mm in length and 13.8 maximum width, with a dark brown patina. The blade has a prominent mid-ridge, with a rounded trapezoidal cross section. There is a void, possibly a casting flaw, within the spine revealed at the break. The spear was probably a socketed and pegged type as per WAW-C65A09. Circa 1100-600BC,
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A7DDA
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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Copper alloy fragment, 34.7mm in length and narrowing from 16.1mm to 11.9mm. The wide end is square and faceted; the remainded of the fragment has an asymetric trapezoidal profile, with a prominant ridge up to 4.6mm thick down one side of the front. The rear is flat and the object demonstrates a slight curve. The flat back and asymetrical profile suggest this to possibly represent a fragment of a Bronze Age tool such as a sickle or knife blade.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6651AF
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of the tip of a Bronze Age axe . The fragment has a curved edge and a triangular profile. It is 21.5mm in length and 5.8mm wide with a heavy blue-green patination.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC31BC
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stylus or awl, 36.0mm in length and 6.9mm in diameter. The object has a triangular shape with a circular profile and narrows to a point. The top end has a shouldered collar and a broken stump of shank or tang to mount into a handle.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC1978
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy tool, 41.4mm in length and 8.4mm in width. The object is curved and narrows to a point, with a flattened and sub-rounded cross sectional profile. Each broad side has two deeply incised grooves running along it, creating a pronounced central spine and lateral shoulders. The flattened end has a worn break, possibly from a shank or tang to mount into a handle. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BBF938
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Late Bronze Age awl dating to the period 1150 - 800 BC, measuring 63.4mm in length and 3.6mm in width. The object has a flattened and rounded sub rectangular cross sectional profile with flattened faces which taper into squared ends.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-54CB57
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Barbed and tanged flint arrowhead made from orange-brown flint, 22.1mm in length and 18mm wide. Shouldered point with squared tang and oblique barb. One barb remains, the other has broken off. Early Bronze Age, Sutton type (Butler, 2005: 165).
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-42CD37
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint piercer, 40.8mm in length. The tool is struck from orange-brown flint and demonstrates a single bulb of percussion to one side indicating manufacture from a larger struck flake. The body of the tool is 26.6mm wide and has been worked into a point which itself narrows from 10.1mm wide to 3.1mm wide. Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-830904
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze ingot or cake fragment, 42.7g in weight and 33.4mm long. The object has a rough and unfinished surface with a green to blue-green patina and a plano convex to trapezoidal profile. One end is rounded the other has a pronounced step or edge which may be a break or suggestive of casting. The break is worn and clearly made in antiquity. Probably Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-7147F6
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, likely an awl or tool of uncertain date. It has a very sharp pointed tip and a worn break at the opposite end (probably the base of a missing tang). The surviving pointed element is trapezoidal in profile, 55.6mm in length with a maximum width of 8.6mm. The object has distinct flat faces, with longitudinal grooves down two sides.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-F4D595
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The extreme tip of the socket of a possibly Late Bronze Age copper-alloy spearhead with a sharply widening blade, flattened arms and sharp internal corners.
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-4912F2
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casting well and jet dating to a period between 1000 BC to +AD 1500. The jet has a narrow oval section.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-38A16B
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible blade from a very worn Bronze Age socketed axe which is wedge-shaped in section and has a rounded 'blade'. There is no trace of the socket and the patina and condition are correct for a Bronze Age date.
Created on: Sunday 15th October 2017
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FA2B42
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Bronze Age, Roman or Medieval piece of copper-alloy casting debris. the fragment comprises a trilobe well and stub of an angled runner.
Created on: Wednesday 6th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 1st November 2017
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Record ID: SUR-B671B3
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier or dirk hilt fragment with patches of original surface surviving. The remains of two rivet holes survive only partially on the upper heavily worn and eroded external edge of the hilt. The hilt is broadly is trapezoidal in shape. The width of the blade at the break is 16.79mm and the measurement between the rivet holes is 25.89mm. There is no evidence of a raised or cast mid-rib to the blade The distinction between dirks and rapiers is difficult when the fragment is as small as this example - the main difference between a dirk and a rapier is …
Created on: Sunday 16th July 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th September 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: 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: SUR-62346B
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded blade from a Bronze Age axehead. The axehead is heavily pitted and no original surface survives. This may be an Early Bronze Age flat axe but this is far from certain. It is too narrow to be an axe of socketed form.
Created on: Friday 30th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A97DA1
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a much pitted copper-alloy blade from a probable Bronze Age palstave axe, which has been broken centrally along its axis and transversely. One corner of the blade survives.
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 31st July 2017
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