Database search results

Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: PALSTAVE

  • Image not taken

Record ID: SOM-466C3D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age cast copper-alloy palstave (axehead) of unlooped type .The palstave is corroded, with some losses at its extremities. The septum is thinner than the blade, 7.5mm thick, indicating that this is a palstave rather than an earlier flanged axe (Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 115). The flanges gradually widen (increase in height) from the butt to the stop to a maximum of 26.7mm, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre and is thicker than the flanges at the centre. It is 10.6mm bove the septum on one side, 9.2mm on the other. T…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SF-325CB8

Record ID: SF-325CB8
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and highly corroded copper-alloy probable unlooped palstave type axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC, perhaps of the Acton Park II metalworking assemblage. The butt and most of the blade have broken away in old damage, though otherwise the axehead is preserved relatively intact. It is broadly rectangular in plan and section, demonstrating a profile which thickens towards the midpoint of the object before thinning again as the axe flares outwards slightly towards the blade end, with parallel sides and a presumably originally convex cutting edge (now lo…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-C8562E

Record ID: PUBLIC-C8562E
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Bronze Age copper alloy unlooped palstave dating to c.1500-1000BC, and probably belonging to Acton Park phase of Bronze Age metalwork. In profile the axe has a slender rectangular body which flares to a blade at one end, and gently tapers to the butt at the other end. In plan the axe is a slender lozenge shape. The butt is unevenly worn and tapers diagonally from top to bottom.The butt is H-shaped in section with wings that extend circa 6mm out from the body. 54mm along from the butt is a pronounced but worn stop ridge on both sides that extends some 4mm from the body. The sto…
Created on: Friday 3rd November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bardney', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of HESH-B7DCA2

Record ID: HESH-B7DCA2
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An eroded and but relatively well preserved cast copper alloy (bronze) early or primary palstave, probably of Group III - shield shaped / trident decoration - of Middle Bronze Age date (1500-1300 BC). The palstave axe fits best with the Acton Park II and Taunton metalworking assemblages (Needham Period 5) - both assemblages fit within Burgess's Metal Working Stage VIII and IX. The palstave is broadly rectangular in plan with relatively straight parallel sides which flare on the lower blade and expand to form a wide crescentic cutting edge / blade. In profile the palstave is lentoid w…
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of WMID-763837

Record ID: WMID-763837
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy (bronze) unlooped Palstave axehead (Group II) dating to Middle Bronze Age dating (1500-1150 BC). The palstave has an oval shaped profile with the widest section being before the stop ridge closer to the butt end. At this widest section the palstave measures 27.06 mm in width. The palstave has a rectangular septum and straight-sided open flanges for hafting. The flanges have suffered some damaged at the edges. The butt of the object is incomplete and measures 26.38 mm in width and 6.12 mm thick. No side loop is present. Beneath the stop-ridge descends …
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-35A67A

Record ID: LEIC-35A67A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze age copper alloy unlooped Palstave, 116mm long, 26mm wide and 28mm thick (at the stop ridge) with a weight of 285grams. The palstave is in fair condition with some surface damage and corrosion and is complete. It is rectangular in cross section and form, flattening and flaring outwards to form a wide rounded blade, 51mm wide. When viewed from the side it has an elongated oval form. It has a prominent central stop ridge with a distinct 'shield' shaped depression, with a central ridge, in front of it on both surfaces. Behind this the butt has an H shaped cross section wit…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of IOW-13A2A3

Record ID: IOW-13A2A3
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy looped palstave axehead (c. 1400-c. 1200 BC). The wings, the majority of the septum and most of the lower part of the blade are missing. At the top of the fan shaped blade, on both sides, there is a 'shield' and mid-rib combined to form trident decoration. These mid-ribs extend about half way down the blade. The stops are deeply curved on both sides and the surviving portion of septum is 6.0mm in thickness. Just below the 'D'-shaped loop a casting seam is barely visible and may have been hammered down. A casting seam on the opp…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of DOR-0BCB5D

Record ID: DOR-0BCB5D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy looped palstave axehead. The cutting edge is crescentic with a slight flare at one edge. The butt us also slightly curved. The septum is rectangular with a deep stop ridge. The flanges are lozenge shaped, The blade tapers back to the stop ridge where there are two cast decorative ridges on each face forming a V-shape. On one side is a corroded curved side loop. The surfaces are corroded and pitted, obscuring any casting lines. Dimensions: 124.36 mm x 44.04 mm x 26.30 mm Date: Middle Bronze Age c. 1500 - 1300 The axehead probably fits into Needham's group III and the Ac…
Created on: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUSS-F9E46D

Record ID: SUSS-F9E46D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, Bronze Age, palstave axe head, 1500-1000BC. The palstave comprises a broad, curved blade, fan shaped. It tapers back from the blade in an arc before levelling out to form the main body of the axe. There is a well defined mid rib running from the central transverse ridge to approx 30mm fro the blade, there are some other visible shorter ridges to either side, these are 20mm long. There are casting seams that run along the length of the top and the bottom of the object. The rear half of the object is defined by the socket of the axe, formed of two flanges upon the top and…
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-7DAAC9

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 shares …
Created on: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LANCUM-548AA4

Record ID: LANCUM-548AA4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age unlooped palstave axehead (c.1500-c.1300 BC). The palstave shares typological features with Group I and Group II palstaves. These were the primary forms introduced to Britain in the Middle Bronze Age Schmidt and Burgess 1981). This particular axehead is probably a Group I (shield-pattern) type from the Acton Park phase of Bronze Age metalwork, distinguished by its shield-shaped decoration below the stop ridge (ibid.p.119). The axe is sub-triangular in plan and sub-rectangular in section, tapering to the blade terminal. The blade is narrow taper…
Created on: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of IOW-5CE393

Record ID: IOW-5CE393
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy palstave (c. 1500-c. 1150 BC). This surviving fragment is the butt end and is trapezoidal in plan, rectangular in cross-section and has an inverted 'V'-shape in side view. The narrower terminal end, which appears to be almost complete, has abraded breaks. The break at the opposite end is crisp and may be recent. This end has a number of casting 'blow' holes. Vestigial remains of the wings are present on each face. Each side has a vertical casting seam which has been hammered down. The fragment is generally green with lighter green specks…
Created on: Thursday 17th August 2017
Last updated: Saturday 19th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-2BBB6A

Record ID: LEIC-2BBB6A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave dating to1450-900BC, 159mm in length, 56mm wide and 25mm thick with a weight of 378grams. The object is in fair condition and is intact, though missing patches of original surface. It is sub rectangular in form and cross section. When viewed from the side it has a 'diamond' shape, formed of two triangular flanges which join at the central stop ridge. Its blade is sub triangular in form and rectangular in cross section with a rounded, flared edge (56mm wide). It has a prominent central ridge running to the central stop ridge and this is flanked b…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Desford', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-0A5278

Record ID: PUBLIC-0A5278
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn fragment of cast probable Middle Bronze Age transitional or late looped palstave axe head. The fragment of axe survives in the shape of a rough treapezium, with the wider, blade end being more rounded. In cross section it is rectangular to the narrower end and becomes more pointed oval in cross-section towards the blade edge. Due to have pitting no detail of casting seam or simialr casting imperfections are visible. In profile the cutting edge narrows to a rounded point, it is narrow which suggests that it is probably a transitional palstave, although due to wear it is not poss…
Created on: Sunday 13th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of WILT-AD0354

Record ID: WILT-AD0354
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age cast copper-alloy fragment of a palstave-type axe dating to the period c. 1500-1000 BC. The fragment is the butt end of a palstave axe. The beginnings of the side wings survive. The fragment measures 12.41mm in length, 16.64mm width, 5.30mm in thickness, and weighs 3.59 g Similar object are also recorded on PAS database as SF-A50CA6 and SUR-A10D3B.
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of DEV-8907FD

Record ID: DEV-8907FD
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave, probably dating to c. 1500-1300 BC. The palstave is 148.8mm long, with the stop ridge being 62.1mm from the butt. Both the butt end and septum are rectangular, the latter being 10.8mm deep at the stop ridge, which is angled, sloping inwards. The flanges, 3.1mm thick, are lozenge-shaped when viewed in profile, reaching a maximum width of 34.1mm, expanding from 27.8mm at the stop ridge. In plan, the palstave is measures 16.6mm wide at the butt, expanding immediately below it to reach a maximum of 22.6mm roughly in line with the beginnin…
Created on: Monday 7th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-41E4C6

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
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of BERK-1D9AF0

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
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LANCUM-0CBC14

Record ID: LANCUM-0CBC14
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small palstave or short/long flanged axe fragment dating from the Middle or earlier Late Bronze Age, c. 1500-1000BC. Only the blade and a small part of the lower body survive in good condition. The blade is slightly dented but was shaped and reworked and shows signs of use. The break from the main body is old. Due to the break being in the lower part of the body no traces of a stop ridge or flanges or wings can be made out and it is difficult to assign a type. A general Middle Bronze/earlier Late Bronze Age date is suggested.
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sedbergh', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of NMGW-609095

Record ID: NMGW-609095
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Looped palstave of Gr.III (Low-flanged, broad-bladed) type (following Schmidt and Burgess 1981). It dates broadly to the Middle Bronze Age and more specifically to the Taunton/early Penard phases (1400-1200 BC) (Needham et al. 1997). This is a complete palstave with leaf-shaped flanges that rise from the septum below the butt to about the height of the stop. It has a long slender butt, with a straight end and a thick septum (c.10mm). In plan, the flanges form a straight, rectangular stop ridge and taper in very slightly toward the butt end. A thick side loop is positioned on one side …
Created on: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


Records per page: 10 20 40 100

Only results with images:
Only results with 3D content:

Sort your search by:

Which direction?

Total results available: 569
Search server index: objects

You are viewing records: 1 - 20.

Search statistics

  • Total quantity: 578
  • Mean quantity: 1.016
  • Maximum: 4

Filter your search

Broad period

1 - 20 of 569 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.