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

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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: KENT-5E7C62
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides begin to curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The broken edges are heavily worn likely indicate breakage in antiquity although the variation in patination may indicate it happen while in the ground. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to light brown in patina and is h…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0BC403
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, broken, mouth fragment of a Late Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy-bronze socketed axe head. Probable rounded subrectangular mouth with moulded double bands around the rim. The bronze axe was far more effective than its stone counterpart and allowed large areas of ancient forest to be cleared for farmsteads and cultivation. This inturn lead to a rise in the population levels. There appears to be some wear, otherwise an attractive green patina with a few light scratches and one small spot pale green corrosion where the surface has chipped away. This is likely to date between 900-6…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Saturday 21st July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6C876
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, irregularly shaped, although with four sides. The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on one edge and scaled long semi-abrupt on the wide edge perpedicular to the cortex edge. This latter retouch may be intended to creat a boring point on the cor…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6A5D8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from an ovoid secondary flake (indicated by the substantial light brown cortex remaining on the dorsal face). The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on the more evenly rounded edge. The flint is a dark blue-grey with some lighter mottling. Measurements: 35.93mm long, …
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B614D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC. Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn and runs in a very shallow convex curve, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaing body appears to be undecorrated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure althoguh part of a casting seam. The axhead is patinated a mid green and the breaks ha…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B5A3A6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to dark brown in patina and is heavily pitted by corrosion across its entirety. It looks like it was not faceted or had a ribbed decoration. Masurements: 32.87mm long, 45.8mm…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-68BED7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper-alloy spearhead, likely dating to the Middle Bronze Age (III) or Late Bronze Age - likely from the Wilburton, Blackmoor / Ewart Park phases. c.1200-750 BC. Description: The fragment represents most of the spear's upper section and is missing only part of the point. It is long, tapering and narrowing, with a very high angular midrib flanked by moulded channels. The fragment is very warped and bent, typical of intentional 'killed' bronze age objects, leaving it almost S-shaped in profile. On one side of the edge there is another possible intentional bend. The b…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-DDA2B2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axe, c.1000-800BC Description: The fragment represents part of the socket and loop of the axe but that is all. The breaks are jagged and partially worn suggesting they broken somepoint in antiquity. Due to its' incompleteness it is not possible to narrow the ID for this object. Measurements: length: 24.37mm width: 15.37mm thickness: 3.41mm weight: 8g
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-74E1CA
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating form the Middle Bronze Age (2150 - 1500 BC). Description: Similar to the Pick Rudge Farm type. The arrow is triangular in shape with two notches chiped into the base to seperate the barbs and tang. Both faces have been worked with covering, scaled and low-angle retouch. The arrowhead is a mottled dark to light grey in colour. Dimensions: Height 43.07mm, width 27.44mm, thickness 6.37mm and weight 5.93g.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0DD8D3
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete and slightly worn cast copper-alloy socketed axehead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1000 - c.800 BC). Description: The has a relitavely narrow sub-rectangular body, slightly narower in the middle flaring towards the blade end and slightly towrds the haft end. In plan the blade is wide and flaring creating a crescentric cutting edge. What is left of the socket is socket is sub-rectangular in cross section. The socket of the axe is sub-rectangular with patinated breaks around all the sides which have removed the original end of the socket and no evidence of the original proba…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: KENT-D5F626
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy flanged chisel of Middle Bronze Age date. Description: It has a long rectangular blade original tapering to a curved splayed cutting edge. The blade however is broken bfore this point and is very worn. The butt end is flat and rectangular in form with prominent flanges to either side and transverse stop ridges on both front and back faces. Although this butt end is snapped a short way along the flanges and remains roughly jagged. Beneath the stop ridges the front and back faces have moulded shield-shaped decorative elements shown in counter-relief. N…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9E799C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast and decorated socketed chisel head dating to the Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age transitional period c.9th-8th century BC, Ewart Park Phase. Description: The chisel has a wide flat crescent shaped blade at the end of a long cylindrical body. The blade heavily abraded. The socket end has an oval aperture 10.57mm by 7.97mm. Each edge has a pair of opposed diagonal lines incised on them, creating a feathered decorative affect. One of the thin edges has the feathering go all the way up to the blade while the other stops before the blade begins to fan out. A fifth line exi…
Created on: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-8C7CA4
Object type: BORER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint borer of late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age date (c. 1000 BC - 1BC). Description: The borer is sub-triangular in plan with a low flaked dorsal face and rounded convex ventral face. Much of the flaking seems incidental and not finely executed. There is limited short scaled semi abrupt retouch creating the boring point opposite the flat edge with cortex still adhering. The flint is heavily mottled dark through to light grey with some blue white where it is recorticating. The long flat edge has light brown cortex still adhering to it. Measurements: 38.57mm long, 4…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8C5669
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular flint scraper likely dating from the late Neolithic to Bronze Age c.3300BC - 1000BC . Description: The scraper was produced from an irregularly struck flake which dog-legs right about halfway along its' length. The internal curve has light short scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is fresh and is a light grey colour with light brown semi-transluscent edges. Measurements: 42.09mm long, 37.32mm wide, 13.3mm thick and 14.51g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-8C0B87
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An irregular flint scraper likely dating to the Bronze Age or Iron age c.2400BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a highly patinated older flake or tool and is now roughly trapezoidal in plan with curved edges and corners. The edges have short scaled abrupt to semi-abrupt retouch along them save for edge with the original striking platform. The tool is white and heavily patinated with some iron staining, where visible, like along the lines of retouch for example, the internal flint is a light grey brown. Measurements: 29.56mm long, 34.53mm wide, 8.22mm thick and…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-8BE570
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a broken elongated ovoid primary flake (indicated by the substantial cortex remaining on the dorsal face) from a larger possibly naturally shattered flint (indicated by the multiple step and pitted like fractures on the part sof the edges). The flaking has left substantially conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face, indicating hard hammer (stone on stone rather than antler, bone or padded st…
Created on: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-777925
Object type: DENTICULATE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible flint denticulate of uncertain date, probably Late Bronze to early Iron age date, but a late mesolithic or early Paleothic date cannot be discounted. Description: The denticulate is an irregularly quadrilateral in plan with a wider lower face and slopping sides creating a 'pillow shape'. The tool is formed from a natural flake or accidental removal. It has blunted sides formed by invasive scaled abrupt retouch down one side and then irregular blunting on the other. The distal end has a limited denticulate retouch along it. The flint is very dark grey mottled to black. Th…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-CBED06
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn and corroded middle Bronze Age flat axehead fragment. Dating to EBA III c. 1800-1600 BC. Description: This approximately thumbnail size flake from a flat axehead is heavily worn and corroded. There is a slight raised ridge down the middle of the fragment. It's colour is almost black on one side and a mottled green finish on the other. Measurements: Length: 0.836mm Width: 0.613mm Thickness: 0.096mm Weight: 3.31g Discussion: The poor condition of this object makes determining its exact nature difficult but a number of Bronze Age Specialist agree that it is likely a frag…
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-A8272B
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A piece of copper alloy casting waste likely a 'casting jet' from a two piece mould. Uncertain date possibly Bronze Age. Description: The object is circular in plan and sub-conical. Four circular-sectioned runners project from the body of the object at irregular points on the body. The upper surface is dished with a rough surface. The object has a mid-green patina. Dimensions: 27.42mm in length, 31.46mm long, 26.24mm wide, 56.55g Discussion: 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 …
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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