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

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Record ID: WAW-199132
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-600 BC. The chisel is incomplete as the tang is missing. The blade is a elongated sub-triangle with concave sides and a convex blade edge. The corners of the blade are flared outwards and are abraded and therefore rounded. The blade as it tapers becomes rectangular in section. At the tip there is an integral rectangular sectioned collar with a fragment of the integral tang protruding from the upper edge. The break of the tang is not recent. There are no signs of decoratio. The surface of the chisel has a incomple…
Created on: Thursday 25th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: NARC-85E2F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting jet of Late Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The object is composed of two conical sprues or flashes with an ovate in plan, the projections are triangular in profile. Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-shaped void below and around the gate piece which had two conical apertures. As they represent re-usable metal, they were often retained and regularly turn up in base metal hoards of the period; see, for example, Treasure case 2006 T36, from Devon. Length: 36.56mm, Width: 44.19…
Created on: Thursday 18th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-B6A4E7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy probable awl dating to the Bronze Age period (c. AD 900-600 BC). The object is circular in section at its upper most point, widening at the middle and then narrowing to a square-sectioned and sharply pointed lower end. The circular sectioned and square sectioned ends are separated by a ridge below the widened middle. Comparable examples can be seen in Read (2001: 91) numbers 695 and 696. 696 in particular is closer in shape and has been suggested as a possible awl or a straw-splitter. The overall dimensions are as follows: 41.39mm in length, 6.69mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: WAW-C65A09
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150-600 BC) pegged spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead is almost complete with the edges of the blade being abraded and the rim of the socket is damaged recently. The blade is a slender leaf-shape and the edges of the blade are slightly bevelled. The midrib tapers towards the tip, which is missing and expands to the socket. The socket is still filled with soil, and is 17.36mm diameter on the interior and 22.03mm diameter on the exterior. The socket is decorated with three bands of triple stranded grooves. On the exterior edges of the outer grooves th…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: WAW-15C31C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy tip from a spear head, of probably Late Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400 - 1100 BC). It is broadly triangular in plan and broadly lozenge shaped in cross section with a raised central mid-rib on both sides. The fragment has a rounded point at the top, which has sustained some damage. The sides of the spear head taper from the rounded point to a broken end. It has a mid-green surface patina which has been heavily abraded; the spear head has lost most of its diagnostic features and as a result further classification is difficult. It measures 44.16mm in length, …
Created on: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 27th June 2018
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Record ID: WMID-763837
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete copper alloy (bronze) unlooped Palstave axehead (Group II) dating to Middle Bronze Age dating (1500-1150 BC). The palstave has an oval shaped profile with the widest section being before the stop ridge closer to the butt end. At this widest section the palstave measures 27.06 mm in width. The palstave has a rectangular septum and straight-sided open flanges for hafting. The flanges have suffered some damaged at the edges. The butt of the object is incomplete and measures 26.38 mm in width and 6.12 mm thick. No side loop is present. Beneath the stop-ridge de…
Created on: Friday 6th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-FC5F21
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy awl of Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1500 BC - AD 410). The awl has a square section which tapers to a rounded point; the opposing end is broken. It has a light green surface patina which has been heavily abraded. The awl has been bent slightly in the soil. Other examples can be found on this database from West Oxfordshire (WAW-9874B9), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (WMID-7999D4) and Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire (BERK-AA4DC4). It measures 47.11mm in length, 4.82mm thick at the thickest point, 1.74mm at the pointed end and weighs 4.04grams.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
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Record ID: WAW-FA41C9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age axehead (c. 1500 - 750 BC). The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and profile. It is dark brown in colour with a smooth but scratched surface. It measures 19.67mm in length, 11.33mm wide, 6.15mm thick and weighs 3.56grams.
Created on: Monday 18th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-F08A78
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Description: Probable Bronze Age. bodysherd, probable shoulder of vessel, from a storage jar type vessel. Local type. Frequent flint, occasional grog. Oxidised. Fabric: Oxidised. Banded. Grey core. orange exterior and interior. Hard. Inclusions: Frequent flint (2-3 mm), occasional grog (2-3 mm). Poorly sorted. Forming: Handmade. Decoration: none. Surface treatment: none. Condition: Abraded. Form: storage jar Fragment: bodysherd. Probable shoulder. Notes: Diameter of vessel: not enough present to accurately determine. Thickness: 17.7 mm. Mass: 113.4 g. Toothbrush mark…
Created on: Monday 31st July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 15th August 2017
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Record ID: WMID-F2E776
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy Bronze Age axehead, dating to circa 1900-1100 BC. The remains consist of the blade and a small portion of the body of the axehead. There do not appear to be any traces of a socket, indicating that it is probably not a socketed axe from the later Bronze Age. The blade is slightly flared and crescent shaped, perhaps suggesting that the axehead is either a flanged or palstave type of middle Bronze Age date. The axehead has an abraded green/brown coloured patina. There are areas of active corrosion on the object. The axehead measures 44.6 mm long, 29 m…
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: WMID-41C97A
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed gouge, of Late Bronze Age dating (1000 BC to 650 BC). Around 95% of the gouge is present, with the end of the socket missing. The gouge is sub rectangular in shape, with a u shaped groove, that tapers down the length, towards the end to create a C shaped end. A casting seam is present running the length. It measures 60.9 mm in length, 16.3 mm wide, a maximum thickness 14.3 mm, a minimum thinness 7.8 mm. The depth of the socket 33.2 mm. The sides of the gouge are 2.2 mm. It weighs 30.7 g. The gouge is a mid green colour with an even surface patina.
Created on: Monday 27th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grendon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-2779F8
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe (c. 2000-1700 BC): This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The side view of the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. The long edges on the sides are slightly bevelled, leaving a subtle rectangular central band at the apex and therefore forming a slightly bulging profile. In cross section the body of the axe has a slight H-shape as the side edges of the axe have been raised by hand hammer…
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th January 2017
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Record ID: WMID-D9A2D5
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed axehead, of Late Bronze Age dating (1150 BC to 800 BC). Less than 25% of the socketed axehead is present, consisting of the base of the socket and the blade edge. The fragment is sub rectangular in plan, and triangular in section. The socket is triangular in shape. Casting ridges are present along one side. The other side is missing. Filemarks are present on the front and back of the axehead. The socketed axehead fragment measures 20.5 mm in length, 46.3 mmwide (at the blade), 41.3 mm wide (at the body), 10.5 mm thick (at the body), 1.7 mm thi…
Created on: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-9C4EAC
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete fragment from a socketed axehead, of Late Bronze Age dating (c. 950 BC to c. 750 BC). Less than 25% of the socketed axehead is present, and consists of part of the mouth and body. The rest is missing, presumed lost in antiquity, The mouth may have originally been square in shape, as the fragment exhibits an almost right angle bend. The mouth has a rolled rim. The start of two ribs are present on the body. It measures 21.3 mm in length, 28.2 mm wide and 6.5 mm thick (at the mouth), 3.4 mm thick (body). It weighs 11.6 g. The socketed axehead fragment is mostly …
Created on: Monday 14th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: GLO-33F97A
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy palstave axe that has a wide curved blade. The sides of the blade are concave and taper to the middle of the axe. The stop ridge is positioned three-quarters of the way down from the blade, this is shallow with short and low flanged sides to the front creating a small dished forward edge with and deeper flanged sides behind that run almost the whole length of the rear third. This item is heavily corroded, there are patches of dark green patina which is the original surface, however, most of this has been removed leaving a light green pitted surface. This is a Grou…
Created on: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: WMID-323066
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy probable chisel of probably the Bronze Age period, probably dating from c. BC 1600 - c. BC 1100. The object is trapezoidal in plan and broadly rectangular in section. Only the blade end of the object survives, and the cutting edge is 29.2 mm wide and the sides then taper to 25.9 mm wide at the break, where it is 10.5 mm thick and a rounded rectangle in cross-section. No evidence of the side flanges or stop ridge survive making the object hard to classify and date confidently. The break appears clean and straight, which could suggest it was deliberately done …
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grendon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9C7D1A
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of the late Neolithic to early Bronze Age period, probably dating from c. 2400 - c. 1600 BC. The object is probably a secondary flake removed from a larger core, and then subjected to further working, and was probably used as a scraper tool. The object is broadly triangular in plan and broadly D shaped in section. The ventral face has two removal scars on the top right of the object, these show shallow conchoidal ripple marks radiating from the top of the scars. Shallow ripple marks suggest a soft hammer when striking. There is a U shaped remo…
Created on: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 11th August 2016
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Record ID: WAW-75FD95
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age date (c. 800 - 700 BC) socketed hammer: The cast copper alloy hammer has a rectangular mouth on the interior edge of the socket, but the exterior edge is rectangular with rounded corners. The upper edge of the mouth is damaged and incomplete, but the damage is not recent as the patina matches the side faces. The mouth, on the exterior, has a double high-relief moulded collar. The interior of the mouth measures 11.58mm long and 10.17mm wide and the socket is 33.57mm deep. There is no residual material present inside the socket. The hammer, when viewed in plan, is rectan…
Created on: Thursday 14th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stratford-Upon-Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-D8BCB8
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy casting waste of unknown date: The fragment has undulating original edges, and has a small projection on one edge. In profile the item is relatively flat with a slightly undulating surface. The surfaces of the fragment are slightly undulating with one face having traces of a heavy patina and a turquoise/blue corrosion product. The surface is also slightly pitted with corrosion. It weighs 56.07g and measures 47.23mm long, 29.22mm wide and 9.43mm thick. The date is uncertain, but the turquoise/blue corrosion product but it may, tentatively be considered of a Bronze Age date…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 2016
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Record ID: WAW-FF1E9A
Object type: DIADEM
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The artefact is broken or torn into two pieces, one more substantial than the other (see below) .The two pieces appear to have formed a long, slender, rectangular sheet of gold with tapering ends. The colour of the gold is mid yellow. Both terminals gradually taper to a blunt point and have three small circular perforations which have been punched through from the outer face. On the reverse, the edges of the perforations have a slight burr which are splayed away from the perforation, but not flattened. The edge of the sheet is decorated with a border of fine, rounded pointille decorati…
Created on: Monday 21st March 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stratford-Upon-Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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