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Record ID: NMS-183C7E
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age penannular ring fragment, or 'ring money'. Sub-oval-section, slightly flattened on the upper and lower face, with a copper alloy core and outer banded gold sheath. The banding appears lighter with an almost silvery colour on the outer face and a darker, slightly blackened appearance on the inner face. Broken at both ends with possible traces of having been cut or chopped. The exposed copper alloy surface is fairly corroded, suggesting ancient breaks. See NMS-5D0C86 for a similar complete example. Weight 5.7g. Width 8.5mm. Surviving diameter 17.5mm.
Created on: Thursday 10th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th September 2019
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Record ID: NMS-210703
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete Middle or Late Bronze Age socketed and looped spear. Broken leaf-shaped blade with rounded mid-rib expanding to form shaft before irregular break across two side-loops and base of socket. Surviving length 37mm. Width of blade 17mm. Breaks ancient. For a very similar Late Bronze Age example see Hawkes (1955, GB.6, no1).
Created on: Monday 18th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Methwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-20EF30
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Early or Middle Bronze Age copper alloy flanged or palstave axehead. Rounded butt end, parallel, convex sides, wedge-shaped with shallow flanges expanding towards a very straight, ancient break. Surviving length 33mm. Maximum measurements at break 23 x 16mm. See Early Bronze Age flanged axeheads with similar sections and butt ends from Plymstcok, Devon (Hawkes, 1955, GB.9 2(2), no.11 - 14).
Created on: Monday 18th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 16th April 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Methwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6E1D71
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Twenty fragments of a Middle or Late Bronze Age copper alloy cauldron, consisting of at least two cast staples and one or two ring handles. Recovered in four groups (items 1 - 10, 11 - 16, 17 - 19 & 20 - 21) with NGRs recorded for each find spot, but association between NGR and individual objects not retained except for nos. 1, 15 and 16. All the fragments are highly corroded. Handle 1: Three re-fitting fragments of cast copper alloy ring (two fragments from group 11 - 14, one fragment from group 2 - 10). The section varies from circular (9mm diameter) to oval (12 x 11 mm). Origin…
Created on: Tuesday 11th June 2013
Last updated: Monday 25th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C7EEF3
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age ceremonial dirk, the second recorded from Norfolk. The first was recovered from Oxborough in 1988 found point down in peaty deposits (Needham 1990; Collins 2013, 52). The landowner was said to have observed the second dirk being ploughed up, it then remained in the farm office for some years, occasionally being used to prop the door open. It was suggested that the object could be old and was then bought to Gressenhall for identification, causing more than a little surprise to the FLO and other staff of the finds department. Previous writers have indicated the d…
Created on: Friday 22nd March 2013
Last updated: Sunday 11th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Rudham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-B7FBC7
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of Late Bronze Age razor, probably of Piggott 1946 Class I. Very flat eliptical section with slightly bevelled edges, rounded end and transverse break. None of the original cutting edge survives, the edges of the blade very thin and damaged. Surviving length 31mm. Width at break 28mm. Maximum surviving thickness 2mm.
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
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Record ID: NMS-262A62
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age, 1400-1200 BC. Measuring >30 x >113mm. Fragment of copper alloy rapier. The blade is broken at both ends with the remains of two rivet-holes in the hafting-plate. There is a flat median rib and the edges are damaged. A palstave (without loop, with a shield pattern on the blade which is defined on the sides by shoulders, measuring 135mm long, blade width 64mm, max. width of butt 22mm. Cf. Savory, 1980, 169, fig.21, no.148 for a similar example) was found at the same site in 1990, and it is therefore possible that these two items are part of a hoard.
Created on: Friday 12th June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hockering', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6E2A74
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of probable Middle or Late Bronze Age gold sheet strip or ribbon ornament decorated on one face with eleven longitudinal grooves. One end has been cut transversely or broken neatly, while the other convex end is apparently complete although crumpled and split across a single piercing. Width 10mm. Thickness less than 1mm. Length (unbent) c. 48mm. Weight 3.1g. For notes on Bronze Age ribbon ornaments see Treasure Annual Report 2007 47-8, nos. 38 and 39. c.1300 - c.800 BC. For similar examples see NMS-46A4D6, ESS-C13B97, PAS-E9E2A1.
Created on: Friday 3rd January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Deopham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-ACBFA4
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Slightly distorted Middle Bronze Age gold penannular composite ring formed from three D-sectioned strips of gold probably soldered together and now separating at several points, with straight, blunt terminals. Each of the D-sectioned strips has slightly raised edges internally. Width of band 8.5mm. Thickness 1.5mm. External measurement of ring 15 x 14mm. Weight 3.8g. 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 examp…
Created on: Monday 6th January 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fincham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-A1B392
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age composite penannular gold ring, now almost straightened, comprising two ribs formed from separate c-sectioned bars with convex upper faces and hollow on the reverse, joined longitudinally. One end is complete and unbroken, the other slightly distorted, the join between the two ribs separated at the terminal, but either cut very neatly or also complete. Penannular rings with c-sectioned ribs are a well-known Middle Bronze Age artefact type. For similar rings see LIN-D7E6D1 and ESS-E9CCB4 (two ribs), BERK-A5FFE5 and HER43133, Norfolk (multiple linked rings), ESS-CB3…
Created on: Monday 20th May 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Morley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-46A4D6
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of probable Middle or Late Bronze Age gold sheet strip or ribbon ornament decorated on one face with nine longitudinal grooves. One end has been chopped obliquely, while the other is apparently complete and slightly convex. Length at least 16mm. Width 8.5 - 9mm. Thickness 0.4mm. Weight 0.86g. For notes on Bronze Age ribbon ornaments see Treasure Annual Report 2007 47-8, nos. 38 and 39. c.1300 - c.800 BC.
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-65A2F7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age gold pendant: one end of a slightly bent round-sectioned shank has been hammered into a D-sectioned loop, while the other expands into a conical terminal on which another object may have swivelled. Formerly described as probably Roman, it has reassigned, by Caroline Barton and Ben Roberts of the British Museum, to the Late Bronze Age on the basis of its similarity to a copper alloy example in the Boughton Malherbe (Kent) hoard (PAS KENT-15A293). Length 34mm. Width of loop 5.5mm. Diameter of shank 2 - 1.5mm. Diameter of terminal 3mm. Weight 1.89g. 9th century BC.
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fransham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-BE02A4
Object type: RIBBON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of gold sheet strip, one straight end complete, the other missing. Throughout its length one long edge is folded over by 1 - 1.5mm. Eight longitudinal grooves cover the remainder of the object apart from a narrow strip along the other edge, which was probably once also folded over. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 18th February 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swaffham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-7517F1
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age hoard described by the finder as being found in an area 'the size of a table top'. Although the patination (darker green with little or no corrosion) and breaks of objects Nos. 1 - 3 are very similar, they do not re-fit. 1. A fragment from the mouth of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe head with a shallow and not well defined moulding at the rim and broken across a second shallow moulding. The breaks are irregular and unabraded but not recent. Now separate, but within socket of another axe (No. 4) when found. It has not been possible to assign the axe to a typological …
Created on: Thursday 29th May 2014
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-CF0A11
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two fragments of Late Bronze Age objects found 10 meters apart and probably forming part of a dispersed hoard. 1. Fragment of socketed axe head. A tiny section of the moulded mouth with a narrow moulding below, D-sectioned loop and broken, irregular part of one side and face. Internal casting seam on one face and external casting seam above loop. Breaks irregular, ancient and quite worn. Surviving length 41mm. Surviving width 35mm. Weight 27.0g. 2. Possible fragment from an axe head or other copper alloy object, consistent with bronze objects of a similar date to No. 1. Wedge-sh…
Created on: Friday 8th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMS-37F7D3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age hoard consisting of 17 objects or fragments of objects discovered during metal-detecting in an area "8 paces by 10 paces" in plough soil. None of the fragments join and none seem likely to be parts of the same object. It is highly likely that two socketed axe heads previously recorded from the same area in 1988 and 1955 also formed part of this hoard, and also possible that a palstave axe head found in the same area in 1969 formed part of the original deposit. All the aforementioned finds are recorded on Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Record (No. 24951).…
Created on: Friday 1st November 2013
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North West Norfolk', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-81B363
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, crescentic cutting edge with end of socket. The inner face and parts of the fracture are sooted. The wall is very much thicker (4mm) on one side of the socket than on the other (1.5mm). Length 21mm. Width 50.5mm. Thickness 11mm. Weight 41.73g. Additional to a scattered hoard reported as 2008 T454.
Created on: Monday 25th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Acre', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-5D0C86
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy and gold penannular ring or 'ring money'. Sub-circular cross section slightly flattened on the outside edge and either side, with flat terminals. The outer banded gold sheath is slightly damaged and split around the terminals, revealing the copper alloy core, with green corrosion stains around the inside of the ring. Gold and silver coloured transverse banding is visible over the whole surface, but is particularly clear near the terminals. Width 18mm. Length (from back of hoop to front of terminals) 17mm. Thickness 6mm. Distance between terminals approximately 1.5mm. Weig…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thompson', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E160F3
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Five fragments of objects, additional to a Late Bronze Age hoard discovered in 1995. Fragment of socketed axe head. No original edge survives. Flat externally with three shallow ribs, slight curve internally. Possibly joining a fragment of the mouth of a socketed axe head found at the site in 1997. Surviving length 28mm. Surviving width 16mm Fragment of blade from sword or rapier. Flat on one face, slightly bevelled to either side on other. Broken at both ends, edged damaged. Surviving length at least 30mm. Surviving width 28mm Casting jet, probably from a socked axe head. Su…
Created on: Monday 12th March 2012
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fleggburgh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-1E6A46
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
CURATOR'S REPORT Description 1. Socketed axe - South-eastern type. Sub-rectangular double mouth moulding of which the upper moulding is prominent whilst the lower gives rise to the loop on the side of the body. The body is plain and undecorated with relatively few pits running down to a flared blade. One blade corner has broken and corroded away. The patina is light brown with light green corrosion L: 99.0mm; W: 39.0-48.0mm; Wt: 331.1g (with earth remaining in the socket) 2. Bronze plano-convex ingot fragment. Curving cast surface. Dark green patina with green corrosion wi…
Created on: Wednesday 24th June 2009
Last updated: Thursday 30th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Attleborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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