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Record ID: WMID-7D44CA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) blade, probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). The blade fragment is triangular in both shape and cross section. Only the lower portion of the blade is present, with a rectangular cross section, it has broken below the stop ridge. The sides are concave. A central ridge runs two thirds of the length of the front and back faces. The cutting edge is lost, but it still retains a convex form. The palstave fragment measures 71.8 mm in length, 62.3 wide (at the blade), 23.8 mm wide (at the break), 15.7 mm thick (at…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-FF3A89
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, copper alloy, sword blade, 1500-800 BC. The fragment comprises a slightly tapering rectangle of copper alloy. It is a flattened pointed oval in cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. There is no sign of a central rib. The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the sword blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult. Length: 40.94mmWidth: 15.05mmThickness: 2.5mmWeight: 6.59g
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-D5CCCA
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper metal working debris. A small irregularly shaped fragment of solidified copper alloy. All surfaces are uneven with vesicles on what may be the upper surface as cast, and there are small black flecks of charcoal and some shiny gold & silver coloured flecks incorporated. The fragment is corroded and there are patches of green verdigris and red corrosion is generally present. The smelting of copper in rural locations may be possibly indicative of Bronze Age activity, although casting might be an occasional rural activity up to the centralisation of manufacturing in post-mediev…
Created on: Sunday 10th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-98370A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy object of unknown function. The object is approximately half of a hollow sphere with a wall thickness varying from 2.7mm to 4.8mm, and is c50mm high by 48mm wide at the mid point. It has integrally cast c13mm diameter perforations at either end, both of which are surrounded by a slightly upstanding lip which projects by around 6mm at the 'complete' end but only 2mm at the other, which terminates in an old break. The shorter end has a groove on the internal face which might be part of a screw thread, although too little remains to be sure, but the longer end is smooth on …
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-82C753
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible socketed axehead, possibly dating to the Late Bronze Age c.1000 - 800 BC). The fragment is triangular in shape and has a smooth rounded and curved edge which may have been part of the mouth of the socketed axehead. One rib is visible on the surface in the form of a moulded vertical line. The outer edges are jagged from where the fragment has broken off. The fragment is 25.6mm in length, 18.9mm in width, 4.3mm maximum thickness, and weighs 5.60g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: IOW-2ED697
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axehead (c. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC). This fragment is the lower part of the expanded blade and forms the cutting edge. It has been cut or broken just above the base of the socket. The cutting edge is curved convex (crescent shaped) and is very sharp. In plan, the sides flare out to the blade tips and in side view it is triangular. Both sides have a very faint casting seam which may have been hammered down. The remnant of the socket is about 11.0mm deep. This axehead is green with darker green corrosion products. It has patches of a dar…
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-17D6CD
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metal working debris of unknown date, c. 2400 BC - AD 1900, but probably post AD 1500. Weight: 77.18g.
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-162F26
Object type: RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy ring of unknown date. The ring is pentagonal in section with a flat upper and lower face and bevelled outer faces. The surface is very scratched, with grooved lines running longitudinally or diagonally down the faces. This is perhaps a result of the manufacturing process. The surface is also pitted. The object has a dark brown shiny patina with patches of corrosion. It is 11.97mm in diameter, 2.15mm in thickness and 0.66g in weight.
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-15C165
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Unidentified copper-alloy object, possibly a fitting or mount. Unfortunately it is not possible to assign a date range to this object that is any more precise than Iron Age - modern (c. 2350 BC - 1950 AD). The object is sub-rectangular and domed, with a transverse ridge at the mid-point of the front face and a further transverse ridge across one end of the same face. The back of the object is obscured slightly by organic detriment but it is clear that there is a raised square area in the centre with a circular depression in the middle. The object has a patchy brown and green patina and…
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: NARC-D91ABF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (1500-1200 BC). The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. Both surfaces have covering parallel flaking. The proximal edge retains a small projecting tang and semi-circular notched to either side of the tang. The left and right hand edges have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The dorsal surface has single hinged flake removal. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is grey in colour. Length: 33.35mm, Width: 23.24mm, Thickness: 4.48mm, Weight: 2.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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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: YORYM-D53C89
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy possible flat axehead dating to the Bronze Age. The axehead is sub-rectangular in shape, with rounded edges and tapers in width towards one end. In side view, the object is thickest in the centre and tapers in thickness towards each end, creating a pointed oval section. The metal is pitted, very corroded and mid green in colour. The axe head is 71.2 mm long, 29.7 mm wide, and 7.4 mm thick. It weighs 55 g. This object is relatively small compared to other Bronze Age flat axes and similar examples on the PAS database have been recorded under various types, incl…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-D348D4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe head fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 61 mm, thickness: 19 mm, weight: 127 grams. The fragment consists of the blade end and is sub- rectangular in form and cross section. It has a hollow rectangular core and the object tapers in width down towards its slightly flared rounded blade which is 3mm thick at its tip. It is very worn and has no diagnostic features present.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-C304F9
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy ingot of probable late Bronze Age date, c. 1150 - 600BC. Part of a plano-convex (bun) discoid ingot possibly suggesting the production in a bowl furnace rather than a mould. The upper is flat and the bottom is convex. Only a small section remains with a part of the original edge and very worn irregular breaks on the other sides. The section of the outside edge is too small to idenify the complete diameter. The ingot is pitted likely due to a mix of impurities in its matrix and the uneven natural material used to create the bowl in which it was cast. The f…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-C30281
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
4 fragments of Copper-alloy slag of indeterminate age, c.2350BC - Present Description:The Fragments are varied but all irregular in shape although most have very pourous typical of slag and all green with either a grey or brwn hue. Fragment 4 maybe more high metallic being far less porous and with more smooth edges than the other fragments.. Measurements: Fragment 1: 73.58mm long, 65.63mm wide, 33.06mm thick and 200g in weight. Fragment 2: 30.10mm long, 23.18mm wide, 4.16mm thick and 6.47g in weight. Fragment 3: 2: 40.74mm long, 26.83mm wide, 12.7mm thick and 32.04g in weight. …
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-C129EB
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy metalworking debris. A substantial fragment of solidified copper alloy melt which has congealed in an irregular hollow. The upper surface is uneven and incorporates small [to length 5mm] fragments of charcoal. This is probably to be associated with an ingot fragment reported along with it. The hoarding of metal scrap is characteristic of later Bronze Age activity, while casting might be an occasional rural activity up to the centralisation of manufacturing in post-medieval times. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Bronze Age to Medieval, 1000 BC-AD1500. Length: 122mm, Width: 6…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C11C1B
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ingot fragment. A fragment of a cast ingot with part of one straight moulded side and otherwise formed as if cast in a bowl-shaped hollow with a flat surface. The ingot includes flecks of charcoal, one or two shaped, and the broken edges of the fragment are rough and irregular. It is perhaps to be associated with another substantial fragment of metalworking waste from an episode of casting reported along with it. The hoarding of metal scrap is characteristic of later Bronze Age activity, while casting might be an occasional rural activity up to the centralisation of manufa…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-836287
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip fragment of a symmetrical copper alloy knife blade probably dating to the late Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC - 600 BC). The blade is well worn with a light green patina. A similar example has been recorded on the database: SUR-744AC6. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.48mm in length, 14.9mm in width, 3.87mm in thickness and 6g in weight.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-8184A4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of copper alloy casting waste of uncertain date. The surface is covered in holes. It weighs 135.85g.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-6EFEC6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy, socketed axehead. The piece represents the blade of the axe and as such it tapers towards the cutting edge, from 10.68mm - 4.49mm in thickness. The breaks on the head are jagged but worn. one face of the axe extends slightly further back before the break than on the other. The whole object has an even green patina
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Storrington', grid reference and parish protected.


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