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Record ID: WREX-116442
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragmentary and abraded undecorated flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200-1900BC). The axe is probably a Migdale type flat axe These are dated to the Early Bronze Age (EBA phase II/III), of metalworking stage IV-VI, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 2-3 c.2250-1900calBC. The flat axe is broadly sub triangular in plan with a narrow butt with side expanding to a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile the axe is broadly lentoid, with tapering ends. In cross section the axe is rectangular. The axe is a mid-green colour with a lot of pitting on the surface. Length: 66.…
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mostyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FD586A
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of the proximal end (partial butt and constriction for the blade) of a Group III rapier (Burgess,C. B and Gerloff, S,1981), with well defined triple arris to the blade, the central ridge flattens out as it reaches the handle, there is a faint wear impression of the omega shaped handle on the surface, the position of the rivet holes for the handle are not visible and the elongated, thin blade (possibly sub-type Lissane? although the blade is rather thin) is largely missing, The main surface of the rapier is patinated dark glossy brown (water patina?) and all the recently damage…
Created on: Tuesday 11th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E76144
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead (c. 2500 BC- c. 1500 BC). This arrowhead has been made on a tertiary flake. It is broadly sub-triangular in plan and lentoid in cross-section. The arrowhead has been knapped using both direct and indirect percussion techniques. Both faces have received about the same amount of knapping. The tang has a square end and is a sub-square in plan, roughly pointed-oval in cross-section. Each barb now has a square end but they seem to have been truncated. The ends of the barbs are now flat and smooth. The arrowhead has a dull white patina …
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E6EBD6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily corroded copper alloy fragment of an axehead measuring 51.6mm by 30.9mm. The fragment is pelta-shaped and comprises the blade tip; the area behind the blade is fluted with three pronounced ribs perpendicular to the blade edge. The cross section is flat, suggesting an earlier non-socketed type. The remaining surface has a dark green patina. Possibly Early Bronze age, although the original form of the axe and the dating is uncertain.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th December 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D7E4AA
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A roughly crescent shaped secondary flake, mottled grey/brown in colour. The flake is probably formed on a piece of secondary debitage. There is around 70% cortex remaining on the dorsal side. The area of the flake covered in cortex has a sub-oval indentation measuring roughly 18mm x 8mm. The remaining area of the dorsal side is covered with extensive, scaled, low angle flaking, forming a side scraper on the left mesal. The ventral face is smooth with a low bulb of percussion, with ripple lines emanating from it. The scraper is probably dated to the early to middle Bronze Age. Lengt…
Created on: Sunday 9th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-9515B9
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Toffee coloured flint with cortex debitage. A thick flake with a tiny striking platform and a large bulb of percussion at one end of its ventral surface. A possible run of short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect occurs on one part of one side, where the cortex has been trimmed. The finder kindly suggests this may be of Mesolithic or even Palaeolithic date, but the tint of the flint does not appear altered by the passage of the significant period this would require so this reporter would favour a more recent date. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 43.…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-68E56D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy palstave axe. Cast axehead or sub-rectangular form with an expanded crescentic or lunate cutting edge. The object is of a lentoid profile with rounded sides and a wedge shaped flattened butt; the profile is reminiscent of the graceful form of Neolithic polished stone axes, and the form of the cutting edge also reflects these. A pair of longitudinal flanges pass between the butt and the flaring of the blade on either side, standing 2.8mm proud of the surface of the axe. Patches of glossy surface patina appear, though more has been lost than is retained. The cutting edge is …
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-5764A5
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of three blade-like flakes of later prehistoric date, probably Neolithic to Bronze Age in date (c. 3500-1500 BC). No retouch. All the pieces are a similar off-white colour and all are of a similar shape and size. Combined weight 5.8 grams. Two longest are 30.3 mm long. All have bulbs and previous flake scars.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: OXON-575B63
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of five amorphous flint debitage pieces, of varying sizes and colours. Probably later prehistoric c. Neolithic to Bronze Age. None are diagnostic and they are not retouched. Collected weight 19.8 grams. Largest (black) flint is 41.5mm long. Also has modern machine damage
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: WREX-55DFB2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy fragment of a probable spearhead. Dating is difficult due to the fragmentary nature of the object but is likely to be late Middle Bronze age or Late Bronze Age (c. 1500-700BC). The object has a socket that is circular in section tapering towards the point, which is now missing. The surviving blade is diamond-shaped in section. The surface of the object is heavily pitted and none of the original surface survives. It has a dark brown patina. Length: 49.4mm; width: 13.5mm; thickness: 9.39mm; weight; 11g
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mostyn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-002E2C
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete copper alloy palstave of Late Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze date (MBAIII - LBA I) c. 12200-750BC. The axe is very worn and the butt end appears to be broken. Peter Reavill notes the U shaped septum and fused flange and stop ridge. Length: 94mm; width of blade: 34mm; thickness: 23mm; weight: 174g
Created on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beguildy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-F26711
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker period (c.2500-1500 BC). The arrowhead is triangular in plan: 27 mm in length, 23.5 mm in width at the base, 4 mm thick and weighs 2.4 g. The pointed tip is missing. Both faces have been thinned by the removal of many small, shallow, invasive pressure-flakes. Two notches have been formed by pressure flaking at the base of the triangle, to form the tang and two barbs, and the two notches carefully shaped by further pressure flaking. The two barbs have obliquely shaped ends and the tang is square, placing the arrowhead w…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: DOR-EBFA4D
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elongated sheet of thin copper alloy, now slightly 'nibbled' along its edges and likely to be part of a razor of Bronze Age date. The object is elongate and tapers at one end where it is now bent. The opposite end is narrowed on both sides and has a central, circular attachment hole. Both surfaces are flat and have a green patina. Reference: A similar object is recorded on the PAS database: SUR-E3AEB2 Date: Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age: 1400 BC - 800 BC. Dimensions: 68.6 mm x 24.15 mm x 0.18 mm. Weight: 13.63 g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EAED71
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age razor, of Piggot (1946) class 1, Leaf-shaped blade of very thin sub-lenticular section with a very slight mid-rib and chamfer for the cutting edges, a sub-rectangular sectioned shank or handle terminates in a flattened spatula. All surfaces appear to be hammered after casting (work hardening?) and smoothly finished, also cf. Watson, P.J. Catalogue of British and European Metalwork in Birmingham City Museums 1993 BAR British Series: 233, p. 10, no.76, although this example has a hooked tang.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E94D5B
Object type: WHETSTONE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A sandstone, possibly greywacke, whetstone with damaged end. 146 mm in length, 60 mm in width, 30 mm in thickness and 482.1 g in weight. The whetstone is sub-rectangular in plan and in profile and oval in section. Made from a beach pebble, all the edges are rounded, and the surfaces of the implement are generally smooth. The two longer edges are worn smooth and flat through use as a whetstone to sharpen metalwork. One end is worn and pitted through repeated percussion where it was used as a hammer. The undamaged part of the opposite end is similarly pitted by percussion but was subsequ…
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Record ID: FAJN-D2E8E6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a probable Middle to Late Bronze Age axe. The axe is broken roughly at either end, revealing a lozenge-shaped profile, narrower at the wider end of the axe, possibly where it thins towards the cutting edge. There is a pronounced casting line on one of the side, the surface otherwise worn but undamaged. Dimensions: Width: 26.3mm (min), 30.7mm (max) Length: 22mm (min), 26mm (max) Thickness: 11mm (min), 13.5mm (max)
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-D1F7C5
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy Bronze Age blade fragment. This is the tip of the blade and has a low oval cross-section with tapered blades on either side. The front profile narrows to the tip where there is a rounded point. The back end is truncated making it making it difficult to be certain whether this item is from a spear of knife, although the latter is the most likely. This artefact dates to the middle to late Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: WILT-C19C91
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete possible Bronze Age Awl, potentially datign to c 1150 - 800 BC. It consists of a metal rod, rectangular in cross section, with a wedge shaped, round ended, terminal at one end, and a pointed end at the other. The rod tapers towards each end. Dimensions: 44.4mm in length; c 5mm x c 4mm across the section. It weighs 3.42g. It is difficult to date such a non-diagnostic item, and although it might possibly be bronze age in date (as may be suggested by the patina) it could equally be later. cf. DOR-3F8E48 for similar object recorded on this database.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: WILT-BF5B3E
Object type: BUTTON
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Late Bronze Age to Iron Age copper alloy button, dating to c. 900 BC - AD 43. The button is discoidal, with two concentric circular recessed bands and a pellet at the centre. The vestigial remains of a probable loop project from the reverse. Dimensions: diameter: 19.2mm; thickness; 4.7mm; weight: 4.37g. cf. BH-E9F0E9 and WMID-498A82 on this database. Read (2005: 1) no. 2, described as a button-like object.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BB2595
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a late middle to late Bronze Age socketed spear, 39.9mm in length. The blade is narrow and was originally probably leaf shaped. It has a pronounced rib with lozengiform cross sectional profile 8.7mm thick. Possibly of pegged or looped type. Circa 1400 BC - 800 BC.
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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