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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: LVPL-C9CBCE
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rochdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy flanged axehead of Early Middle Bronze Age date of later short-flanged axe of Type Ulcrome. The axehead dates to c. Acton Park II / Taunton phase of early MBA which corresponds to Needham typology date is c. 1600-1300 BC. The blade of the palstave is a splayed/crescent-shaped, with convex expanding sides, and a wide convex cutting edge. On each face of the axe a central rib runs from the stop ridge to the start of the cutting edge. The cutting edge is 1.05mm thick and remains sharp. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being at the stop ridge. …
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 22nd May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heywood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-B2A5CE
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of a copper alloy palstave or flanged axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age (about 1500 BC - 1000 BC). The remaining portion consists of part of the flanged end of the axe, from near the middle, broken at each end. The breaks are patinated. On the outside of one of the flanges is a small, blunt protrusion which is probably part of a side loop. There is no evidence of a stop on the surviving part. The axe has an even, dark green patina and the classic H shaped croiss-section. It is 48.3mm long, 33.3mm wide and 20.3mm thick. It weighs 64.66gm. Other palstave fragments where the loo…
Created on: Tuesday 19th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-5DA8B6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spear. Socketed and basal side looped spearhead. Cast leaf shaped spearhead with a round mouthed socket of length 47.5mm and a longitudinal mid rib on either side beginning 9mm from the slightly flared socket mouth and continuing with increasing prominence along the round section socket and ogival section blade to the extant end of the latter; this rib stands proud of adjacent surfaces to a height of 0.4mm. The remaining length of the blade is 41mm, with the probable loss of a further c.40mm. A pair of oval side loops are positioned 21.7mm from the socket mouth with a leng…
Created on: Friday 15th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-11F8B7
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete Late Bronze Age copper-alloy looped palstave (c. 1050 BC-c. 900 BC). Needham's Period 6 / Burgess metalwork stage X-XI. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan and pointed oval in side profile. The butt has almost parallel sides but tapers slightly from the stops towards the transverse break at the top. The septum thins evenly from the stops towards the break and has a maximum thickness of 12.7mm adjacent to the stops. The blade flares from the stops towards the evenly curving cutting edge. On one side, opposite the stops, there is a side loop. A casting seam ext…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-081BB1
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A mid Bronze Age copper-alloy leaf-shaped razor. 93mm long, 27mmm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 19.33grams. The razor has a leaf-shaped (pointed oval) form with a projecting rectangular cross-sectioned tang at one end. The blade runs the length of each side and is intact at its upper pointed edge, but damaged along the sides. It has a pronounced angular mid rib visible on one face and just a hint of a rib on the other. The tang is bent round to form a hook like shape and is not pierced as in some cases. The nearest comparable example is WAW-878535, the object dates to 2,150-1,50…
Created on: Wednesday 29th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th May 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-F55856
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy blade. Cast blade from a short stabbing rapier or dagger; possibly the former reduced to the latter by sharpening over a prolonged period. Dot Boughton kindly advised upon the identification and dating of the object. The blade has a rounded end tapering to a point with sharp sides. The section is lentoid, and thinned by sharpening which has introduced a waisted form to its mid section. The blade expands towards the hilt, with sloped shoulders and a tang of rectangular section which is torn at a single drilled hole of diameter 4.5mm which appears to have cut across the U-sh…
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 29th April 2015
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Record ID: BH-4039A7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl, probably dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age. Two thirds of the awl are of flattened-oval section. This portion tapers towards its distal end, where it terminates in a point. A collar, comprising a pair of right-angled projections, separates this part from the remaining third, which is of rectangular section, straight-sided and ends in a wedge-shaped terminal. Length: 64.3mm; maximum width: 8.2mm; thickness: 4.4mm. Weight: 6.71g.
Created on: Tuesday 7th April 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 14th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Heydon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-ABC965
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper cake casting waste probably Bronze Age but could be Medieval. The length is 75mm, the width is 62mm thickness and the weight 289.11g.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-A994F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy casting waste. The fragment is irregular with a pitted surface and has a dark green patina. The diameter is 27mm and the weight 30.47g. Similar records are LANCUM-8CCE11, ESS-37CA01 and LIN-57F3A5.
Created on: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Carlisle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-03F381
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex debitage. Thick flake with broad flakes removed by angled hard hammer strike from the dorsal side, and with a prominent bulb on the ventral. Suggested date: Bronze Age, 2350-800 BC. Length: 35.3mm, Width: 34.1mm, Thickness: 14.2mm, Weight: 15.94gms.
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 24th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-03E856
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint, possibly collected from the East Coast, with patches of pale grey patina, scraper fragment. Flake with broad flakes removed from the dorsal side, faint ripples on the ventral, and with short abrupt scalar retouch following a curving edge. The opposite edge is hackled and a further extent of the object has been lost here, probably to a recent break. The patina extends over both primary and secondary working, suggesting the object endured exposure after its loss or deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 36.9mm, Width: 21.6mm, Thickness: 6mm,…
Created on: Monday 23rd March 2015
Last updated: Saturday 25th April 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-AEF378
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy chisel. Cast rectangular section billet with one flat end and one bevelled end. The arises are uniformly crisp, as is the cutting edge, though this is chipped on one corner. The object is very slightly flared between butt and blade; the width at the former is 9mm, and 11.6mm at the latter. The thickness is greatest towards the butt. The good condition of the object may suggest its recent disturbance from a sealed context. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. Length: 68.2mm, Width: 11.6mm, Thickness: 8mm, Weight: 46.04gms.
Created on: Thursday 19th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 23rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grimsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-9A0FA8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy axe head. Cast flat axe head with a flared blade with crescentic cutting edge; the blade is chamfered on both sides to a distance of c.10mm back from this edge, possibly the result of sharpening. Behind the cutting edge the section is uniformly rectangular. The axe exhibits a lentoid profile, thickest at its mid point and diminishing in thickness towards blade and butt. The cutting edge is corroded and chipped on one side only; the butt is also chipped, though without this damage extending away from it on either side. The object is broken in two pieces at its thickest poin…
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 19th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Normanby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-82B833
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Grey and white banded flint plano-convex knife. Long narrow flake with a single long flake removed from its dorsal side and a bulb at one end on the ventral. Covering angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows all around the edge of the flake, and is only lacking at the site of initial trimming. The natural banding of the material is exploited for its decorative effect in a highly accomplished piece, and the initial and secondary working appears intended to permit the comfortable use of the tool, which is gently curved in profile. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 23…
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Saturday 25th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fonaby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-4CEB2B
Object type: TORC
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of penannular copper alloy middle Bronze Age spiral twisted torc. The fragment is 68.5mm long, 54mm of which is comprised of a twisted spiral with curved peaks (5.8mm thick) and troughs (4.5mm thick), and the remainder is narrowed to a circular section (3.2mm in diameter). The fragment has a dark green to black patina with old breaks at either end. Based on the curvature of this fragment the estimated original diameter of the whole torc would be approximately 220mm. The find is paralleled by examples found in the 'Near Lewes' hoard in 2011 cf. SUSS-C5D042 which date to the mid…
Created on: Sunday 15th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Goring', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F169B8
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy loop of a Palstave axe dating to the early Bronze Age (circa 2550 BC - 1500 BC). The loop is in good condition and does not appear to be damaged. The patina is dark brown. Records NMGW-0BA169 and NMGW-FDCDF0 indicate what the loop would have looked like attached to the axe. The length is 32mm, the width is 15mm, thickness 10mm and the weight 11.24g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-589816
Object type: PUNCH
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age cast copper alloy tanged punch, corroded slightly, rectangular-sectioned with transverse stop ridge at mid-point, tapering towards both damaged ends, length 112mm. c.1000 - c.700 BC. The length is 48mm, the width is 9mm, thickness 8mm and the weight 8.58g. Below the head the punch tapers to a handle that is almost circular in section at the broken end and polygonal nearer the head. This handle is broken. The object is quite narrow compared to records NMS-9B6D51 and BERK-E133A6.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-587D68
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blade fragment of a Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800 BC) copper alloy socketed axehead consisting of the cutting edge and lower part of the body only, broken just above the start of the socket. The fragment is sub-rectangular, rectanuglar in cross-section. The cutting-edge is angular and narrow. The blade shows signs of breakage and damage. The sides of the axe are triangular, tapering towards the cutting-edge. The break is uneven on both faces and the lower portion of the socket is visible at the break, consisting of a narrow, sub-triangular hollow.The length is 36mm, the width is 35mm, …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LVPL-49DC54
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy ring or bead of middle Bronze Age to late Iron Age date, 1500 BC - AD 50. The object is circular in plan and sub-oval (lentoid) in cross section. The object has a large central circular hole with an internal diameter of 11.57mm. The ring measures 22.04mm in diameter, 6.24mm thick and weighs 9.7g. The object has a smooth mid-dark brown patina. There is no obvious cast or incised decoration present. There are several areas where abrasion has removed this patina and light green powdery corrosion has developed. The function of this bead or ring is uncertain with possible…
Created on: Friday 6th February 2015
Last updated: Friday 6th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whittington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-0A4C6F
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Early Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. The flint is a semi-translucent warm light grey colour and is not patinated. It is triangular in plan, with two square notches chipped into the base to form the tang and barbs. One barb has broken off and is missing, as is the tip of the arrowhead. The complete barb is short and has a square terminal. The tang is wide with a square, almost concave, end.The arrowheadis a pointed oval in section. The tertiary flake is bifacially worked with covering, scaled, low angle retouch. It is 29.5mm lon…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Spatial data recorded.


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