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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: WAW-7E655C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
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Bronze Age (c. 1600 to 800 BC) axe or chisel blade fragment: An incomplete blade portion of the copper alloy axe or chisel remains. The blade is triangular in section, has a straight side to the corner of the blade. The break behind the blade is not recent. with the broken edge traversing the axe revealing a short portion of the socket. The blade has traces of a shiny brown patina with a pitted surface. The fragment measures 18.56mm in length, 29.51mm in width and 6.8mm at the thickest point, and weighs 10.21g. The fragment is possibly a Bronze Age chisel or axe.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-6A0135
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Bronze Age flint knife. There is a large bulb of percussion on the ventral side with large ripples covering the rest of the surface. The dorsal side has two ridges that converge near the tip. On the left side are direct, short, semi-abrupt retouch. There is a patina forming on the flint but this has been removed where retouched and exposing light brown flint underneth.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-697908
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy palstave adze 1500 - 1150BC. The length is 125mm, the width of blade is 28mm thickness 20mm and the weight 138.02g. The object is rectangular in form and cross section and is intact, with slight damage to its butt end and some of its surface. The butt end is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section, with each face having a rectangular shaped recess with a raised border to contain the handle. The blade, which has an elongated triangular cross section, tapers in width from the point it joins the butt. Overall it is 20mm wide and rectangular in form, th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-68D228
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake of unpatinated semi-translucent brown flint. Steep to semi-invasive retouch has been pressure flaked to the distal end and both lateral edges to form a "horseshoe" or "thumbnail" scraping edge, the platform is unmodified. Early Bronze Age, 2350 to 1,501 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th 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: PUBLIC-57BD52
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casting jet with the remains of a runner below probably dating to the Bronze-Age. Description: The jet is derived from casting in bronze. It is sub-oval in plan, unevenly concave on its upper surface and convex on its underside representing the depression in the clay or other mould material which was filled with molten metal. Projecting from the convex underside is the remaining short stub of an irregularly-shaped runner. There is possibly the remains of another runner, represented now by just a slight oval bump on the underside next to the existing runner. The jet has…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: SF-54B3C7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Bronze Age socketed axehead, dating to 1450- 800 BC. It consists of a part of the open end of the socket. The edge of the socket end is bevelled and slightly curved in profile. The front face has a longitudinal ridge, which marks the edge of one of the side of the axehead. Adjacent to the forementioned ridge there is a slightly recessed face which has a transverse ridge below the opening edge. The fragment has old breaks now worn and a dark greenish grey patina. Length: 41.85 mm Width: 23.11 mm Thickness: 4.48 m Weight: 22.74 g
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmondiston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-536837
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead. The tip and part of one barb are missing. The flint is and mid brown with a mid-gloss patina. Both faces show covering low angle scaled and sub-parallel retouch. Dimensions: Length, 24.39mm; Width, 16.82mm Weight, 1.26g
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-523EE7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn, cast copper-alloy possible awl dating from the middle Bronze-Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC - 410 AD. Description: The object is broadly a thin pointed oval shape in plan, wider in the centre and narrowing towards each end. One end is broken and the other end comes to a worn and rounded point. It is circular in section along most of its length, but flattening towards the pointed end to become oval in section. Measurements: Length 52.93mm: Diameter at widest point 4.98mm: Weight 4.86g Discussion: Very similar awls are recorded as PUBLIC-C02189, SUR-1DDDA9, WILT-776792…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: PAS-011055
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold-plated Late Bronze Age penannular ring with a copper alloy core, dating to the period 1150-750 BC. The gold penannular ring is decorated with thin strips of a contrasting silvery-coloured metal. A small patch of (copper alloy) corrosion inside the terminal of the ring suggests that this ring is gold-plated rather than solid gold. Dimensions: Width: 18.5mm; Height: 17mm; Thickness: 7mm; Diameter of central perforation: 5mm; Length of gap between terminals: 2mm; Weight: 11.69g Discussion: The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rin…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint Cross area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-EC41E6
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A (probably later) Bronze Age (c.1150-800 BC) copper alloy tanged awl, with both tang and pointed end slightly bent. The center of the awl is circular in cross-section, tapering to a rectangular-sectioned tang and circular-sectioned tip. The total length of the awl is 75.3mm, with the circular cross-section 4.3mm in diameter and a weight of 6.02g. The tang measures 2.4mm in width and 0.6mm in thickness, and the pointed end 1.0mm in diameter. The patina is greeny-brown in colour and a little rough.The form of the awl does not change much through time and similar objects are also noted i…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E7112F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age blade fargment, 87mm long, 27mm wide and 6mm thick witha weight of 55.95g. The object is rcatngular in form and pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel c.2mm away from the present edge along one long edge (far right as shown) The cross section has a wide central section 6mm thick and then it gently thins down to c. 2mm at the present edges.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-DD9C51
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy biconical bead of sub-circular to oval shape dating to the Bronze Age, probably middle Bronze Age to early Iron Age. This bead weighs 6.78g. It measures 15.9mm x 14.7mm transversely across the perforation and has a 'height', on the same axis as the perforation, of 9.9mm. The external surfaces of the bead are smooth, polished and undecorated. One side has a small irregular shaped depression at the mid point in the height. This area measures 4.7mm x height 3.1mm and is probably most likely to be the result of a casting imperfection rather than post-production damage. The …
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0ECF4
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on opaque light grey flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is ogival with two rounded notches worked in the base. The barbs have rounded or curved sides. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 27.4mm long, 22.1mm wide 3.8mm thick and 1.74g. The shape and style matches that of SWYOR-012B37.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0D41C
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on opaque light grey flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is triangular with two triangular notches worked in the base. The point and one barb are missing and the breaks are also partially patinated. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 20.9mm long, 18.9mm wide and 3.4mm thick. 0.95g. It has been labelled as a Sutton type.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0B745
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on semi-translucent buff to pink coloured flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is triangular with two rounded notches worked in the base and is complete. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 32.9mm long, 26.5mm wide and 4.3mm thick. 2.43g. It has been labelled as a Green Low Type.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6F9658
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Late Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring weighs 15.51g, measures 25.7mm in diameter (21.1mm internal diameter) and is 7.9mm thick. It is circular in shape with a 2.2mm wide rib running around the circumference. The interior surface features a circumferential ridge, to give a lozenge-shaped cross-section. Both edges are flanked by a 1.3mm wide rib. The object has a very smooth, shiny dark brown patina. A ring with similar decoration recorded on this database is WILT-1A5240, of which the author writes 'Similar rings have …
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6F007F
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Transitional palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess Type Roundhay, Midribbed Variant (The Axes of Scotland and Northern England, 1981; plate 64 and 65, nos.883-99), and of Penard/Wallington metalworking phase, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Periods 5 -6 and probably dating to 1300 - 1100BC. The incomplete axehead consists of the blade, loop and roughly half the butt end.The blade has incurved long edges and an expanded cutting edge (38.7mm wide and 2.3mm thick), which has suffered some slight damage and has a shallow curve. On both faces is a promi…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6C8397
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy sword fragment. Cast fragment of a long narrow leaf-shaped blade, from towards its tip. A flattened rhomboid section at the narrower end of the fragment is rendered lentoid at the wider end by the rubbing down in antiquity of the aris between the sides of the blade on both its sides. The cutting edges remain sharp. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. Length: 30.6mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness: 3.7mm, Weight: 6.61gms
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-577913
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle Bronze Age copper alloy small palstave axehead or chisel, probably dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. The palstave is 71.6mm long, with the butt end being rectangular in plan and of largely consistant width, 11.0mm at the stop ridge, the blade exands in width from the stop ridge reaching 18.0mm at the rounded cutting edge, with no wing tips. In profile the blade is of largely consistant thickness, 3.6mm at the midpoint, although tapering to a point at the cutting edge. The palstave flares outwards into the stop ridge, 12.0mm thick, before tapering into the butt, with sub-triangular fl…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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