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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE

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Record ID: SOM-50218D
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
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A gold-plated copper alloy penannular 'lock ring' of Late Bronze Age date. The ring consists of a central core in copper alloy covered by sheets of gold: one on the front and the back of the ring and one on the inner side. This inner sheet is now detached from the core and irregularly folded, whilst the edges of the first sheet on one side are lifted. The gold sheet is decorated on both surface with seven concentric incised lines following the shape of the ring. The ring is C-shaped in plan with a gap of 2.7 mm. It is and triangular in cross-section, with a flat inner side, flat surfa…
Created on: Friday 21st September 2018
Last updated: Monday 24th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0DD9E6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wakefield
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A complete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of early Bronze Age date, c.2300 -1600 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of white/grey flint which is bi-facially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two shallow notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. Conygar Hill Type. The arrowhead is 44.7mm long, 35.1mm wide, 4.3mm thick and weighs 4.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-FB08EE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
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A complete cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age socketed spear dating to the period 1150-800 BC. The spear has a leaf-shaped blade that tapers towards the tip. The blade wings are bevelled, both of which are worn and damaged in places. The blade has a circular cross-section central rib running from tip to base, and wings that gradually expand before tapering inwards to connect to the socketed shaft. The shaft, which is circular in section, increases in diameter towards the open-ended terminal and has a loop halfway along each side made of a flat rhomboidal-shaped plate that sits in line w…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-BD8BD2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Early - Middle Bronze Age flint plano-convex knife dating to the period c. 2350 - 1500 BC. Hard hammer struck tertiary flake. It exhibits four narrow negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral surface is missing the blub of percussion and exhibits a series of closely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. The distal end has been retouched on both the dorsal and ventral face, with three flakes removed from each face. One mesal edge exhibits prssure flaked semi-invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is a mottled dark grey. See: Clarke, T.G.D, 1932, "The Date of the Plano-Co…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity. Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D0832
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Late Neolithic to early Bronze age flint thumb nail scraper, 30mm long, 25mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 8.16g.. The object is oval in form and semi-circular in cross section. It has a clear bulb of percussion on its ventral surface struck from a flat platform. Its dorsal surface has invasive semi-abrupt scaled re-touch over most of its surface, becoming abrupt and stepped at the distal end.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age axe fragment, 41mm long, 33mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 44.21g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of the curved splayed blade of an axe with a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The object has a triangular shaped profile and is solid. Its form suggests it is a fragment of an early Bronze Age flat axe or a mid Bronze Age palstave.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-13A0FE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy arrowhead 18mm long, 13mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 1.12g. The object is sub triangular in form and ovoid in cross section. It is an almost complete barbed and tanged arrowhead, missing part of one tang. It appears to have been roughly cast and has a slightly bevelled edge on one face, suggesting one piece mould? Similar to WILT-807272 WMID-CE6A76 SF6680. .
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-105598
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Complete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead. Finely cast with multiple fine file marks on both faces which have chamfered edges to the blade and a shallow mid-rib. There is a slight casting-flash one one side of the pointed-oval sectioned tang. Traces of iron-staining over all. Length 54.5mm. Width 22mm. 3mm thick. Weighs 7.63g. 1275-1140 BC. A bronze arrowhead from the Penard hoard (a secure Bronze Age of c. 1275-1140 BC), was discussed in Archaeologica 71 (p. 138), where it was suggested that although the barbed and tanged form was used in flint from the Earl…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-FEC1DD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete probable Bronze Age flint scraper (c. 3500 BC - 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake. The striking platform and bulb of percussion are apparent on the ventral face. A small number of bulb scars are also visible. The dorsal face is partially covered with a light brown cortex. There are signs of retouching arlong the distal and medial edges. The removals are mainly long, scaled and low angled. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.07mm in length, 20.75mm in width, 13mm in thickness and 8.63g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-E488DB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Bronze Age to Roman date. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly dished in profile.One side is complete and has straight edges, while the other three are rounded and have old breaks now worn. The concave face has a circular punch right in its middle. Although the convex face is very worn and unclear, a circular beaded circular line is visible on the border. Length: 17.97 mm Width: 17.40 mm Thickness: 2.86 mm Weight: 3.85 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8210FE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Small primary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated black flint with steep retouch to the right lateral edge viewed from the dorsal face formin the scraping edge, thick cortex extant to this face also. "Thumbnail" scraper, Early Bronze Age.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CDDD3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast socketed single looped axe head, lightly flared towards its crescentic curved cutting edge. The plain narrower upper and lower sides each bear a clear central mould line; the other broader sides are flat and plain. At c.50mm in from the cutting edge, narrow grooves of width c.4.5mm appear at the arises where flat sides meet, and these continue until 5mm before the edge of the socket. This appears square with rounded corners externally, framing a rounded aperture measuring 27mm in both directions and with a thickened triangular section border. A sing…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A7DDA
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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Copper alloy fragment, 34.7mm in length and narrowing from 16.1mm to 11.9mm. The wide end is square and faceted; the remainded of the fragment has an asymetric trapezoidal profile, with a prominant ridge up to 4.6mm thick down one side of the front. The rear is flat and the object demonstrates a slight curve. The flat back and asymetrical profile suggest this to possibly represent a fragment of a Bronze Age tool such as a sickle or knife blade.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-6651AF
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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Fragment of the tip of a Bronze Age axe or chisel, 21.5mm in length and 5.8mm wide with a heavy blue-green patination. The fragment has a curved edge and a triangular profile.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-54B989
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy Bronze Age palstave axe. The blade end only. The blade is rectangular in cross-section. The cutting edge is flared and curving. There is a slight curving ridge on both faces across the body of the axe, behind the cutting edge The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge. Date: Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1000 BC. Dimensions:45.1mm x 50.8mm x 13.8mm. Weight: 126.16g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F356C5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete probable later Prehistoric flint scraper (c. 3500 BC -c. 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake. It has a recent break which has removed the bulb of percussion and there is a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face is mostly covered with a grey cortex but has been retouched along the left side and the distal end. The removals are mainly short, parallel and low angled. The ventral face is flat. Length: 39.0mm; width: 37.8mm; thickness: 8.5mm. Weight: 15.28g.
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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