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Record ID: HAMP-C73581
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper-alloy Liss-type penannular bracelet/arm-ring of Rowland's Class C. Liss-type bracelets are characterised by the form of the incised decoration. This example has multiple zones of geometric decoration of pairs of surmounted lozenges alternately with chevrons in fields between groups of five or six transverse grooves. The bracelet has an oval cross-section. The terminals are unaligned and are not expanded. Surfaces which appear to have been hammered can be seen on the inner surface. This artefact has survived extremely well. Penannular bracelets decorated within fields…
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binsted CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-5B738E
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy Socketed Hammer, of late Bronze Age date (1000-800BC). The object is rectangular in cross-section, and a tapering sub-rectangular in plan. The sides of the object are slightly bevelled. The hammer in section waisted, expanding into a flared undecorated collar at the socketed end. The socket mouth is sub-rectangular. The hammer tapers sharply from the socket toward the mid-point, before again flaring more gently toward the hammer face. The striking face of the hammer shows evidence of use-wear. The metal has a smooth dark green patina with areas of lighter …
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-5B60BD
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy Annular Ring of Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is circular, with a sub-circular interior, which measures approximately 16.85mm in diameter. It is covered with dark brown patina and is very smooth and shiny apart from several small areas of corrosion. Similar objects have been found in hoards with socketed axes, such as they example of Balmashanner Fort, Angus (Schmidt & Burgess 1981, plate 152), and YORYM-15AA2D TREASURE CASE : 2014 T442 and LANCUM-6F9525 TREASURE CASE : 2010 T227 Diameter: 30.56mm, Thickness: 7.15mm, Weight: 21.7g.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3F8E48
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy awl or gouge. The awl has a rectangular cross section. It tapers towards both ends from the centre. Both sides taper on all four faces and terminates in a sub circular sectioned point. One side is slightly bent upwards. Date: Bronze Age 1500 BC to 800 BC. Dimensions: 67.2mm 5mm 4.6mmWeight: 7.42g.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: DOR-3F8141
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy facetted socketed axehead dating to 1000 BC - 800 BC. As we cannot see the collar the axehead can probably be classified as Meldreth type, Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The cutting edge is expanded and relatively undamaged. The sides are faceted, giving a six-sided cross section. The socket mouth is circular although the collar is missing. On the upper part of the axe is a D-shaped, oval sectioned (approx 8mm in depth) attachment loop, it is positioned unusually horizontally instead of vertically probably directly below the missing collar.Date: Late Bronze A…
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-5F443A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy socketed spearhead of mid to late Bronze Age date. The conical socket has broken at the bottom, the well patinated break suggesting this damage occurred in antiquity. Either side of the mid-rib the blade tapers towards a slightly bowed edge. The two sides of the blade converge, towards the apex, becoming parallel a short distance down from the damaged tip.
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Silverstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-F7ED94
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy miniature socketed axe head of Late Bronze Age to Roman date ( c. 1100 BC - AD 409). The axe head has a downeard-curving blade with square butt with indentation intended to represent a socket, and an integrally cast loop on the underside. The metal is smooth and quite shiny, especially the top side of the object. Such axe heads are considered to be miniature representations and possibly votive offerings of their full sized counterparts and have been associated with 'ritual' (cringe) activity or worn as amulets. The patina of this object suggests Late Bronze…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-52E335
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded piece of copper-alloy, probably representing an undated fragment of casting waste. The piece is roughly semicircular in plan and of flat section, tapering to wedge-like end.
Created on: Monday 20th October 2014
Last updated: Saturday 13th October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'wing', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-0A1E21
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Middle or late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The surviving fragment comprises of the mid-rib, circular in cross section and tapering from the top of the socket to the point, which is lost to abrasion. Vestigial remains of highly abraded wings project from either side of the rib. Dimensions: length 34.5mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 9.7mm; weight 12.20g. The presence of a midrib would suggest a date in the Middle or Late Bronze Age (Davis 2016; 2017).
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-C6116B
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age copper-alloy, possibly of a socketed axehead. This fragment is irregular in plan and is possibly part of the mouth of the axehead. The outer face has an upper linear moulding of 5.1 mm in maximus thickness that narrows to 2.1 mm. Then is the remain of a transverse lower moulding. The back of the fragment is flat. The fragment has a dark green patina and the breaks are worn and old. It measures 24.5 mm in length, 18.7 mm in width, 5.1 mm in thickness and weights 8.39 g.
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-F20B1B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy fragment of unknown function and date. The fragment consists of a point with a square base which appears to have been ripped from a ring; a section of the ring survives as a flat, rectangular flap attached at one corner to the point. The fragment has a dark green patina. It is 27.56mm in length, 19.52mm in width and 10.57mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 13.79g. This is clearly part of a larger object but, until parallels are found, the function and date of this fragment must remain uncertain. The fragment is reminiscent of Roman prick spurs such as HAMP-37F143 and WAW-5…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DCF864
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy sword blade probably dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1100BC - 800BC). The fragment is sub-rectuangular in plan and elongated lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The central mid-rib is defined on either side of the rib by a vertical line, occurring on both faces, before tapering towards the cutting edges. The cutting edges show signs of wear. The fragment is terminated by worn breaks at the top and bottom of the blade. The object has a dark green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.83mm in length, 37.58mm in width, 7.06mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43B6BD
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An amorphous copper alloy object, probably a casting spur or jet of uncertain date. The spur has a flattened 'foot' which may indicate the mouth of the mould, and also a stem which may be from the top of the mould.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: OXON-43C831
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An amorphous copper alloy object,a small piece of slag of uncertain date. The slag has tell-tale bubbling. It has a flat, broadly lozenge-shaped area with a raised, amorphous spur at one end. It is not possible to date this fragment.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E14BAE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E1266C) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the lower socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with flatened attachment loops projecting from either side, these are sub oval when the spear head is viewed in profile. Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 19.8mm; diameter of mouth 16.4mm; weight 18.47g. The fragment fits with another (see: WILT-E1266C), although the relative condition of the fragments and breaks would suggest that the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E1266C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E14BAE) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the upper socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with the wings of the blade projecting from either side. These are relatively flat in cross section, with the more complete tapering to a point at the edge. In plan the wings appear to have been relatively elongated, with a rounded base, although they are too incomplete to be certain of their form. Dimensions: length 34.1mm; width 25.8m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D19DE3
Object type: STRAP FITTING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy strap fitting of possible middle Bronze Age to Iron Age date, c. 1600 - 100 BC. The object comprises a pointed ovate body with a D-shaped section which tapers in thickness from one end to the other. The upper terminal is swollen with a wide, rounded upper end which is decorated with two parallel incised D-shaped borders. The front of the swollen portion of the body has a central lozenge shaped recess extending from the point at which the two borders meet on the upper edge to midway along the front of the body. The recess is at its widest where the body bends fr…
Created on: Monday 3rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-CB7CBE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy fragment of probably Prehistoric to Roman date, possibly a fragment of a Bronze Age socketed tool, probably dating to c. 1200 BC - AD 410. A sub-rectangular fragment of copper alloy, with a grey-green patina and worn breaks on all sides. The fragment has an 'L'-Shaped cross section. Dimensions: length 15.4mm; width 9.3mm; thickness of fragment 5.6mm; thickness of wall 2.7mm; weight 1.91g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: BERK-7B524E
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy annular bracelet/arm-ring probably of Bronze Age date 1400 - 1300 BC. The Liss-type bracelet is solid and oval in section and in good condition with brown patina. The body is decorated with incised or engraved panels which are relatively deep and have been applied with some degree of care. The complex decoration comprises of panels of lines or rows of stacked chevrons creating a herringbone pattern separated by 'dividing' sections of 10 or more lines of vertical bands (to the circumference of the bracelet-arming). The three central panels are comprised of 8 or 9…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-B18408
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy leaf-shaped spearhead dating from the late Middle to late Bronze Age, 43.0mm in length and 13.8 maximum width, with a dark brown patina. The blade has a prominent mid-ridge, with a rounded trapezoidal cross section. There is a void, possibly a casting flaw, within the spine revealed at the break. The spear was probably a socketed and pegged type as per WAW-C65A09. Circa 1100-600BC,
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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