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Record ID: DOR-C403E1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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A crude elongate plano-convex knife. Made on a large secondary flake of pale grey flint with off-white mottles. It retains a small area of abraded nodule cortex and there is iron staining along the flake ridges. There is a small bulb of percussion at the proximal end and numerous irregularly spaced waves of percussion on the ventral face. There are several large parallel flaking scars on the dorsal face. There is scalar retouch along both of the long edges and at the distal end. Along one side the retouch is semi abrupt and along the opposite edge the retouch is more invasive and proba…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: GLO-7C86FA
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy tongue shaped sword scabbard chape that dates to the late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC). This has a subtriangular top half with convex sides that extends into an elongated base that has tapering concave edges. The mouth of the chape is lozenge in form; the long side of the aperture has a deep U-shaped notch in the centre and extended sides that that from two tapering upward projecting arms that would have ran parallel with the scabbard, one arm is truncated. A pronounced central rib runs down the length of both faces and ends at the base where there is an oval disc with chamfer…
Created on: Monday 19th December 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: WILT-D4F151
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper-alloy bag shaped chape dating to the late Bronze Age. The chape has an oval opening, concave sides, a rounded bottom, and a perforation in each face. There are also two irregular perforations in the bottom, most likely resulting from ancient damage. The surface is smooth, with no decoration. Chape is 18.4mm in height and 26.3mm at its widest point. The mouth of the chape is 21.2mm wide x 9.2mm thick, the internal measurements are 18mm x 6.3mm. A couple of these chapes are listed in O'Connor (1980, 190-191; ref. 161). They are associated with the 'carp's tongue complex' …
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-C8A4F8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy, perhaps miniature or 'model', Middle Bronze Age palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess 'unclassified low-flanged palstave' type with broad blade (group III) and without side loop, belonging to the Taunton phase of metalworking and corresponding to Needham's period 5, 1500-1150 BC. The flanges are a little worn (old damage) but the object is otherwise complete. From the central stop ridge (13.5mm wide, 13.3mm thick) the blade has gently expanding straight sides, curving into a broad but flattish cutting edge 19.8mm wide (with possible old damage to one corner). Di…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-7A4C37
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy dirk or rapier blade dating from the Bronze Age. The blade is broken into three pieces, but the lack of patination on the breaks suggests this occurred post deposition. The blade is almost complete, with just parts of the edge of the hilt missing. The blade has straight edges which taper to the point. It is lentoid in section with a thickened mid rib which occupies the middle third of the width of the blade. The object is 345mm long (all three pieces together). The blade appears to have been almost whole and straight when deposited as the bending and breaking has damaged…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hackforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-C77DC5
Object type: NEEDLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy needle of uncertain Bronze Age to Post Medieval date. The needle shaft is oval in cross-section. The needle tapers at each end, but each end is damaged preventing further identification. It measures 54.6mm long and 2.5mm diameter at the middle and it weighs 1.77 grams.
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-DE1B40
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly Aylesford or Bandon type (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981, 65-7) probably dating to between c2300 to c1700 BC. The axe has a broad head, tapering to a narrow butt. There is no evidence of flanges or ridges along the sides of either face but it is heavily corroded. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The length is 77mm, width 37mm, thickness 1…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-E2ED60
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE 2017 T234. An incomplete Middle Bronze Age composite penannular gold ring dating to the period c. 1300-1150 BC. Now almost straightened, the ring comprises two ribs formed from separate C-sectioned bars with convex upper faces and hollow reverses, soldered together longitudinally. One terminal end of the ring is complete with a clean, smooth finish while the opposing end is broken. There are several small post-depositional scratches on the outer, curved surface of the ring. Discussion: Composite penannular rings formed from C-sectioned, D-sectioned or sub-circular strips…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th July 2018
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Record ID: DEV-577913
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle Bronze Age copper alloy small palstave axehead or chisel, probably dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. The palstave is 71.6mm long, with the butt end being rectangular in plan and of largely consistant width, 11.0mm at the stop ridge, the blade exands in width from the stop ridge reaching 18.0mm at the rounded cutting edge, with no wing tips. In profile the blade is of largely consistant thickness, 3.6mm at the midpoint, although tapering to a point at the cutting edge. The palstave flares outwards into the stop ridge, 12.0mm thick, before tapering into the butt, with sub-triangular fl…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-F4F5EC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Middle Bronze Age copper alloy side-looped spearhead of Greenwell & Brewis' Class IV, consisting of an incomplete socket-end only. The metal is badly pitted and little original patina remains. The socket-end is worn and damaged and measures 10.2mm wide and 10.8mm tall (internal 7.5x8.1mm). To one face, just above the socket-end where the patina is retained, are two sections of parallel line. Possible traces of linear decoration on corresponding worn areas at this point suggest these might have been a pair of decorative concentric grooves. Above, the loops extend to e…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-878504
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Blade, Dagger or Rapier, of Mid to Late Bronze Age date (1600-800 BC). The object is rectangular in plan and a pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel along the left and right hand edges away from the mid-rib. The upper end has been broken transversely resulting in the loss of the butt end. The lower end tapers to a rounded point. There are some breaks and abrasion to both left and right hand edges. Length: 133.61mm, Width: 22.93mm, Thickness: 6.50mm, Weight: 64.7g. The metal is a dark green in colour with a …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-89D1D3
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed Hammer of Bronze Age dating. The socketed hammer is rectangular in plan and cross section, and cuboid in shape. Each face exhibits a panel of ridged decoration at the top, and U shaped recess at the base. Casting ridges are present down each side, and have been smoothed off. The tip has been bevelled. At the base of the socket, some white residue or possibly clay soil remnants are present. The socketed hammer is in good condition, with an even surface patina. It is a dark green colour. There are a couple of areas of more recent plough damage. The h…
Created on: Friday 3rd June 2011
Last updated: Thursday 12th July 2018
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Record ID: SF-F7CBD9
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Bronze Age spearhead, dating to c. 1500-800 BC. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly tapering towards one end. It consists of a portion of the blade wing and part of the midrib. The surviving blade has a longitudinal bevel on both faces and it breaks on its inner edge. Along the latter break there are two semi-circular dents, which suggest some sort of old percussion. Only one face of the fragmentary midrib survives showing the inside surface of the socket. Both short ends of the spearhead are affected by old breaks. The surfaces are abraded and cover…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-6021CB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint with cortex, scraper. A small thick chunk with broad flakes removed from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike and with a flat ventral surface. The thickest end of the chunk has received short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect, producing a broad working face which was subsequently lightly battered. A dense creamy patina overall suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 38.6mm, Width: 35.7mm, Thickness: 21.2mm, Weight: 30.65gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-E3E184
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed, side-looped spearhead, dating from the early Middle Bronze Age (c.1550-1250 BC). The spear can probably be assigned to Davis's Group 7 'Special Side Looped'. The object has a broken blade of indented quadrilateral section. There is a prominent longitudinal mid-rib on both sides of the spear blade and abraded cutting edges. Approximately one third of the blade has been broken off. The socketed end of the spear measures 15.76mm in diameter. The single side loop towards the base of the socketed end has since broken away. There is a hole on one face of …
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: CAM-D2EF15
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy socketed and looped spearhead of Bronze age date. This is a Greenwell and Brewis (1909) Class II Early Socketed spearhead. It is attributed to the Arreton phase which is now dated to 1650-1500 BC. The spearhead is probably from the later part of the phase. The two bosses at the bottom of the blade are a rare attribute, found only on three other spearheads in this group. "This spear head can also be referred to as a Davis Class 2 b (looped) type and is one of the earliest socketed spearheads of the Bronze Age (Davis 2012 p42-46). This type is relatively uncommon with onl…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holywell-Cum-Needingworth Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-593613
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 10 complete cast copper alloy palstave axeheads, extremely well preserved. Description: 1) Palstave axehead. A complete copper alloy axehead in extremely good condition, with patches of corrosion visible. The flanges start to rise gradually from the butt, fusing to the stop bar at the maximum height above the septum. Below the stop bar is a distinctive triangular design, composed of a raised triangle within a triangular depression. The body of the axe is narrow and expands into a triangular blade. The cutting edge is complete except for small pockets of corrosion damage. I…
Created on: Friday 12th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-B6E981
Object type: ARMLET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy armlet or bracelet probably dating from the Later Bronze Age, about 1000 BC - 800 BC. It is a penannular loop with flared, expanding terminals. These are close together, leaving a gap of only about 4-6mm between them. Each terminal is circular and the ends are concave or hollow. The inner face of one terminal is rough and corroded and has gravel adhering to the concretion. The outer sides of the terminals are straight, flaring from the armlet hoop to the widest point of the terminals at the very end. The hoop is mainly D shaped in cross section and varies in diameter. It…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-6CD73C
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age Hoard, 1 palstave fragment, 1 blade from a socketed axe, 1 lump of Anvil? , 1 circular terminal/mount, spearhead fragment (2 pieces) and 1 incomplete sword in 5 pieces, probably a Wilburton type. L W T D Wgt object type further measurements 41 30 26 105.15 Palstave fragment 38 26 12 36.33 Socketed axe blade narrows to 4mm thick at blade tip 58 51 20 214.00 Anvil fragment narrows to 12mm thick, polishe…
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F4E0E7
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age gold penannular ring formed from four D-sectioned strips of gold probably soldered together with straight, blunt terminals. Each of the D-sectioned strips has slightly raised edges internally. Approx. measurementsw are: Width of band 11.36-13.16 mm. Height 6.54mm. Thickness 1.15mm. Weight 2.14g. Composite penannular rings formed from C-sectioned, D-sectioned or sub-circular strips or bars, are a well known Middle Bronze Age artefact type as single finds or forming part of sets of linked rings. See for example NMS-ACBFA4. ‚ÄčOther similar items: NMS-A1B392, SF-A6DEC7, PAS-…
Created on: Tuesday 24th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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