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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: DENO-07C564
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) palstave axe with side loop and three decorative ribs. It is most probably from the period 1050-950 BC which fits with Wilburton and Penard assemblages of the later Middle and earlier Late Bronze Age; this corresponds with Needham (1996) Period 5-6 fitting with Metalworking Assemblage X. The axe is relatively diminutive (small) when compared to most palstaves being broadly rectangular in plan and ovoid in profile. The blade of the palstave has straight sides that flare to form a crescent shaped cutting edge. The rear part of the axe (from the st…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-F4A2BC
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axehead (c. 1100 - 800 BC). Only the cutting edge remains. The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan, sub-rectangular in profile, and triangular in section. The fragment is hollow with an internal triangular recess tapering to a point towards the cutting edge. The edges and faces of the axehead fragment are smooth and precise. The break is uneven and runs diagonally down the body of the axehead. Unfortunately not enough remains of the axehead to be able to identify it more precisely or attribute a closer date. The metal has a green patina…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 22nd October 2018
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Record ID: CORN-F1EEDC
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a cast copper alloy ingot which would have originally been circular in plan and plano-convex in profile. This fragment is square in plan, triangular in profile, and rectangular in section, as it comes from one edge of the original ingot. Plano-convex ingots like this one were used during the Late Bronze Age, c.1150-700 BC. The surface of the ingot is pitted where air bubbles formed during the casting process. There are dark green and coppery brown areas and light green patches of bronze disease. Similar ingot fragments have been found in metalworkers' hoards in Cornwall dat…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-E1E7E6
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment of a blade, possibly a rapier, dating to the Bronze Age (c. 1500-1200 BC). The fragment is rectangular in plan and lozenge-shape in cross section - this being typical of the Bronze Age. The edges of the blade are narrow, rounded slightly and uneven, with minor patches of damage in places. The corners are also rounded. The shape of the blade is not quite parallel with one end being slightly wider than the other, but overall it has a relatively even profile. Both surfaces have a mid-brown patina while the edges are a mid-green. The blade measures …
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E14BAE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E1266C) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the lower socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with flatened attachment loops projecting from either side, these are sub oval when the spear head is viewed in profile. Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 19.8mm; diameter of mouth 16.4mm; weight 18.47g. The fragment fits with another (see: WILT-E1266C), although the relative condition of the fragments and breaks would suggest that the…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-E1266C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E14BAE) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the upper socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with the wings of the blade projecting from either side. These are relatively flat in cross section, with the more complete tapering to a point at the edge. In plan the wings appear to have been relatively elongated, with a rounded base, although they are too incomplete to be certain of their form. Dimensions: length 34.1mm; width 25.8m…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: WMID-DCF864
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a copper alloy sword blade probably dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1100BC - 800BC). The fragment is sub-rectuangular in plan and elongated lozenge-shaped in cross-section. The central mid-rib is defined on either side of the rib by a vertical line, occurring on both faces, before tapering towards the cutting edges. The cutting edges show signs of wear. The fragment is terminated by worn breaks at the top and bottom of the blade. The object has a dark green patina. The overall dimensions are as follows: 27.83mm in length, 37.58mm in width, 7.06mm in thicknes…
Created on: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th October 2018
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Record ID: WILT-CB7CBE
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast copper alloy fragment of probably Prehistoric to Roman date, possibly a fragment of a Bronze Age socketed tool, probably dating to c. 1200 BC - AD 410. A sub-rectangular fragment of copper alloy, with a grey-green patina and worn breaks on all sides. The fragment has an 'L'-Shaped cross section. Dimensions: length 15.4mm; width 9.3mm; thickness of fragment 5.6mm; thickness of wall 2.7mm; weight 1.91g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-B18408
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy leaf-shaped spearhead dating from the late Middle to late Bronze Age, 43.0mm in length and 13.8 maximum width, with a dark brown patina. The blade has a prominent mid-ridge, with a rounded trapezoidal cross section. There is a void, possibly a casting flaw, within the spine revealed at the break. The spear was probably a socketed and pegged type as per WAW-C65A09. Circa 1100-600BC,
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-5EDED4
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probable Bronze Age copper alloy casting jet. Oval, flat upper face (31mm x 25mm, height 21mm), obliquely anged lower face with the stumps of one runner. Weighs 35.79g. c.2,500-701 BC.
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: NMS-4DE0A9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age copper alloy Cherwell variant Ewart Park sword dating to the period c. 900 - 800 BC. Octagonal-sectioned socketed handle with two rivet holes positioned on the long axis on each face, now filled with corossion product. Within the socket is a fragment of wood, traces of a white substance, possibly adhesive and a ring of corrosion product running around the mouth. The handle tapers slightly from a width of 25.5mm to 21.5mm before expanding into the shoulders to a maximum width of 42.1mm. The junction between the integrally cast blade and the hilt is stepped on both faces,…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Last updated: Thursday 4th October 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-3781B6
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age (2350 - 2050 BC) small, perhaps miniature, copper alloy flat axehead of type Migdale. It is triangular in shape with expanding sides (perhaps slightly concave) and a convex cutting edge. The butt end is also rounded. In long profile, the axehead has a lenticular cross-section. This is also visible at the cutting edge, but the cross-section at the butt end appears rectangular, the sides being higher. A very small amount of original patina survives close to the cutting edge on one face; this is browny-green in colour and slighty pitted/ rough to touch. The remainder o…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Froxfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-35162E
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age (1500-1150 BC) copper alloy palstave axehead of uncertain type, consisting of the blade end only, the (old) break being a short way beneath the stop. The blade is triangular in shape, with a deeply bevelled (c.16mm) and expanded cutting edge, lightly damaged all the way along. The sides of the blade are in-curved with numerous narrow, diagonal hammer blows apparent on one edge; the other edge has corrosion product and areas of flaking and it is harder to be certain. A smoothed casting flash is visible along both. The cross-section at the break is sub-rec…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stroud', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E35ED9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex patches, scraper. A thick chunk with large broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer, and with its opposite side [not here characterised as ventral as cortex remains on both the sides] stripped by multangular hard hammer working similarly removing large parallel flakes. The appearance of finer retouch probably arises from edge-on impacts and localised crushing of edges may arise from use of the tool. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 51mm, Width: 48.9mm, Thickness: 19.8mm, Weight: 59.72gms
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 1st October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E2C0A7
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy looped palstave dating to the middle Bronze Age (c. 1300 - 1150 BC). The object is broadly lozenge-shaped in section. It has a narrow, elongated blade which widens and narrows to the cutting edge, and a rectangular septum at the other end, with raised sides. There is a loop to one side at the juncture between blade and septum. The object has a worn, dark-brown surface with patches of green copper corrosion. It is 178.0mm in length, 53.4mm in width and 34.1mm in thickness. This type of palstave is typically dated to the middle Bronze Age on analogy with excavated examples.…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-CBD0F7
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age fragments of tertiary flint implements. The fragments are trapezoidal in shape and are worked bifacially. One fragment is of translucent pale grey flint with a covering, stepped and low angle retouch on one side and semi-abrupt on the other; it has slightly convex faces and is transversally broken at the proximal end. The second fragment is of translucent pale brown flint with a covering, sub-parallel semi-abrupt retouch all along, except for the proximal end wheer there is a transverse break; it has considerably convex faces giving a pointed oval…
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C8B42D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. A small thumbnail scraper, with a broad convex flake struck from its dorsal side and with a bulb on the ventral surface. Misty white patina has developed over the object, and is removed by very short abrupt retouch executed from the ventral aspect. This may indicate the reuse of a small fragment of debitage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 18.4mm, Width: 18.8mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 2.15gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-C89196
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex spot, possibly collected from the East Coast; debitage, as kindly identified by the finder. Thick flake with scars from hard hammer trimming of its dorsal surface and with a bulbar ventral surface. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC Length: 34.4mm, Width: 34.5mm, Thickness: 11.5mm, Weight: 14.31gms
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 27th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: NLM-B5C66B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with limited recortification, scraper, as kindly identified by the finder. An irregular trapezoid flake with large parallel flakes struck by unidirectional invasive angled hard hammer working from the dorsal side, and with an irregularly fractured ventral surface. The reformation of cortex is interrupted by this working, which may suggest the reuse of a previously discarded chunk. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 44.0mm, Width: 34.1mm, Thickness: 14.5mm, Weight: 23.60gms
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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