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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Primary material: Copper

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Record ID: PUBLIC-BD0932
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of copper metal working debris. Both are small irregularly shaped fragments of solidified copper slag. All surfaces are uneven with vesicles and small black flecks of charcoal & some shiny gold & silver coloured flecks incorporated. Both fragments are corroded with patches of green verdigris, and red corrosion is generally present. The maximum dimensions of the individual fragments are 37.4 by 19.7 by 10.1mm and 30.5 by 22.3 by 10.8mm, and together they weigh 23.0 grams The smelting of copper in rural locations is likely to be indicative of Bronze Age activity (an…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-570A3C
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Casting waste uncertain date, possibly Middle to Late Bronze Age through to Post-Medieval (AD 1500 BC- AD 1750). The object is ovate in from with on flat and one convex surface. Both surfaces are heavily pitted and there are glass like inclusions in the convex surface. The metal is green and brown in colour with a corroded patina. Length: 116.52mm, Width: 111.67mm, Thickness: 37.05mm, Weight: 885g.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A7A76
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age spear head dating to 1500BC to 800BC. Only the tip of the spear head remains and is sub-triangular in plan and profile. The edges have sustained damage and the break appears not to be recent. The item is triangular in shape. The mid portion of the spear is cylindrical in section, and there are two triangular sectioned flanges that protrude at each side to prodice the sharp blade edges. The spear tapers to a point, and the breakage is at the opposite end. The surface patina is a light brown with patches of green, and the inside (seen through the breakage) is …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-ECD4AA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed side-looped spearhead dating from the middle to late Bronze Age, (1500-800BC). The spearhead is sub triangular in plan and profile with an incomplete and abraded sub-oval / leaf-shaped blade, and conical socket. The socket appears oval in cross-section. The tip of the spearhead is missing and the break is concave in plan and does not appear to be recent. The base of the socket is incomplete, with an irregular break revealing the interior which is compacted with material, including what appears to be remnants of the wooden haft still in situ. T…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-D366D7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper tanged dagger from the Copper Age/Beaker Period (c. 2500 - c. 2300 BC), missing its point and the end of its tang. The blade is broadly triangular and has a flat, pointed-oval cross-section. There is a ridge along the edge of the blade, where it was hammered to sharpen the edge. At the tang end the blade narrows sharply from 35.6 mm wide to 14.1 mm wide and then the tang projects from there and tapers gradually, measuring 11.4 mm wide at the break. The tang has a rectangular cross-section. Overall, the dagger measures 114.6 mm long, 35.6 mm wide and 6.7 mm thic…
Created on: Monday 4th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th September 2017
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Record ID: NMS-8321DF
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Very small Early Bronze Age flat axehead, probably of quite pure copper, in rather worn condition. Much of one face is purplish with small, thick patches of verdigris. On the other face there are only narrow purplish areas. Length 55.2mm. Width 39.8mm. Thickness 7.6mm. Weight 73.52g. c.2350 - c.1700 BC. Field WG3
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 15th March 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-652028
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A probable Middle Bronze Age copper alloy Palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess 'unclassified low-flanged palstave' type with broad blade (group III) and (probably) without side loop, belonging to the Taunton phase of metalworking and corresponding to Needham's period 5, 1500-1150 BC. The axehead is incomplete and badly corroded, found with two smaller pieces of copper which have possibly been broken off the axehead. The main body of the axehead has been broken diagonally across the butt end, just above the stop ridge, and across the blade, above the cutting edge. The surviving bla…
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd October 2016
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Record ID: WAW-97DE52
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Report to H. M. Coroner on find of potential Treasure from Wixford, Warwickshire 2012 T333 Description Small penannular ring, round-sectioned, with narrow stripes of yellow and paler gold. The decoration is very worn but clearly visible internally, close to one terminal. The ring comprises a gold covering over a base metal core. Some dirt and corrosion blocking gap between terminals. Diameter: 12.8 x 14 mm; width of gap 1.5 mm; width and breadth of hoop 4 mm; weight 2.68g. Composition See appended report. Identification A well known Late Bronze Age type, decorative in character, da…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: CAM-23B333
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper cake ingot of Bronze Age date. For other examples see PAS records BH-34DF67, ESS-5AD352 & ESS-5B0EB2. Weight is approximately 360.0g. The fragment has a length of 68.64mm, width of 49.15mm and thickness of 28.63mm.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shipton Thorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-CF0F18
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper, or copper alloy, Early Bronze Age flat axehead. It is plain, and flares in shape from one terminal to the opposite cutting edge. It measures 109.9mm in length,and is 32.3mm in width flaring to 67.5mm. It dates to 2150-1500 BC.
Created on: Monday 6th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Soham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-4F82A4
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper flat axe dating from the early Bronze Age, from circa 2300 to 2000 BC. The axe is broken before the butt end and has a crescent shaped chunk missing at the break. It is very worn and suffers from corrosion, with a green copper corrosion product visible on both sides of the surface. The axe flares in width from 22.9 mm at the break to 57.14 mm at the widest point of the blade. It is 8.8 mm thick and weighs 122.5 grams. It would originally have been about 85 mm long, but is now 63.2 mm in length. Other than the areas of green corrosion the axe has a purple/brow…
Created on: Tuesday 30th November 2010
Last updated: Friday 4th April 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-FFCD46
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Multiple fragments of limestone and copper ore found on a multiperiod metalworking site probably mined between the Early Bronze Age 2400 BC - 100 AD. Dimension ranges: length: 12-3mm, width: 10-3mm, thickness: 5-2mm, combined weight: 4.16g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF9F03
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Natural copper ore found on Early Bronze Age (c. 2350-2000 BC) metal working site. Dimensions: length: 9mm, width: 7mm, thickness: 3mm, weight: 0.46g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF5F12
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Natural copper ore found on Early Bronze Age (c. 2350-2000 BC) metal working site. Dimensions: length: 13mm, width: 7mm, thickness: 4mm, weight: 0.84g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FF2851
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Natural limestone and copper ore found on multiperiod metal working site probably mined in the Early Bronze Age to Medieval 2400BC - 100 AD. Dimensions: length: 11mm, width: 19mm, thickness: 8mm, weight: 2.47g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FEF552
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Natural limestone and copper ore found on multiperiod metalworking site probably mined Early Bronze Age to Medieval 2400 BC - 1100 AD). Dimensions: length: 34mm, width: 23mm, thickness:19mm, weight: 23.29g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FDDB46
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper furnace/kiln lining of Early Bronze Age date, i.e 2350-2100 BC. Dimensions: length: 19mm, width: 14mm, thickness: 4mm, weight: 1.01g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FDC826
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of limestone with copper ore from a multiperiod metal working site dated Bronze Age to Medieval date, 2400 BC - 100 AD. Dimensions: length: 26mm, width: 11mm, thickness: 13mm, weight: 8.63g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-FDB422
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper ore and limestone perhaps of Early Bronze Age date, i.e 2350-2100 BC. Dimensions: length: 51mm, width: 36mm, thickness: 12mm, weight: 31.64g.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Last updated: Monday 22nd August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SOUTH LAKES', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-34ADD4
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper-alloy tip from a probable spearhead, 41mm long, 11mm wide and 9mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 12.11g. It is triangular, with a distinct bevelled line visible in places on the edge of both faces, although the edges are very worn. It has a lozenge-shaped cross-section and it has a fully circular void in its broken underside.
Created on: Friday 17th September 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
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