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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Institution: SUR

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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 tha…
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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Record ID: SUR-A9688B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A section of a very worn blade from a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy spear with the blade edges missing. The spear has a rounded spine with four narrow grooves in a band on each side.
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 31st July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-921E66
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The extreme tip of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier or sword.
Created on: Saturday 27th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-5A9F73
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age pegged spearhead, now much damaged and in two pieces. The central part of the spearhead is missing and the edges are ragged. The spearhead may have lain horizontally while in the ground and appears to have been shattered by the action of a plough. The spear is slender with a long hollow socket. Only a fragment of the socket extremity survives but does not retian evidence for a peg hole. On the larger fragment the socket survives to an extent of 127mm. The diameter of the mouth of the socket can be estimated at c.30mm. The original length of the spearhead may be in th…
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-5A759A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Middle Bronze Age basal-looped spearhead measuring 207mm in length. Although complete the blade edges are slightly 'nibbled' where they are very thin. The shaft bears extensive filing where the casting seams have been removed. The socket is 150mm long internally and the opening of the socket is 22.0mm by 23.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-1DDDA9
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age to Iron Age copper-alloy possible awl which is sub-circular in section and flatter at the wider end. The surface of the awl is rough and has a dark green patina.
Created on: Sunday 21st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-171276
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three fragments of Bronze Age metal working debris, the larger may be part of a plano-convex ingot. Fragment 1: 15.56g Fragment 2: 17.98g Fragment 3: Thickness 13.70mm, weight 98g
Created on: Sunday 21st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-0EB921
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age to Iron Age copper-alloy awl measuring 46mm. The awl has one rectangular-sectioned end, one circular-sectioned end and a square-sectioned middle.
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A11959
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age to Iron Age copper-alloy awl, 59mm long. The awl is square in section across the centre. One end is circular in section, the opposite end is flattened.
Created on: Friday 21st April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A10D3B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The butt end of a Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy palstave axe. The beginnings of the side wings survive, giving an H-section at the break.
Created on: Friday 21st April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A10178
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large fragment of a small Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axe with thin walls. The section through the axe is almost oval. The remaining depth of the socket is 37mm. The axe is worn and pitted with no original surfaces surviving.
Created on: Friday 21st April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A0ED1D
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axe blade; the lower part of the socket is present. The object is worn and very little of the original surface survives.
Created on: Friday 21st April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-8E55A7
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Twelve fragments of probable Bronze Age ingots.All may be from plano-convex ingots. The weights are 69.0g, 57.14g, 35.35g, 39.63g, 34.28g, 33.71g, 29.55g, 14.21g, 22.86g, 11.05g, 6.35g and 13.79g.
Created on: Saturday 8th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 19th June 2017
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Record ID: SUR-3B92BA
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the rim of the socket, probably from a Bronze Age socketed axe. The rim has an out-turned collar but with no accompanying ridge.
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st June 2017
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Record ID: SUR-B838BB
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axe blade with a 24mm depth of the socket remaining. Possibly of South Eastern type, dating from c. 900-700BC. The blade itself exhibits sharpening striations. the fragment is very worn with much of its surface missing. The axe has a dark green/brown surface, where the original surface survives, and powdery light green corrosion where the surface is missing.
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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