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Record ID: LEIC-72A474
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Neolithic (Later) to Bronze Age (Early) barbed-and-tanged arrowhead, 2700 BC to 1501 BC. 22mm long, 15mm wide, 3mm thick and 1.1g in weight. The flint has turned light grey through patination and is semi-translucent. Made by pressure flaking, the piece is invasively retouched and is almost complete apart from a very small part of the tip, which may be missing due to impact damage. This is likely to be of Sutton Type.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: BUC-722493
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy unlooped palstave axehead, dating to the middle Bronze Age, 1500-1400 BC. The palstave is rectangular in shape with a central stop ridge which is worn on both sides. In cross section from the top the axehead is H shaped. After the stop ridge the axehead flares out to form a wide curved blade which measures 72.9mm in width. In profile the blade is triangular and narrows to a sharp edge. There are a couple of small breaks and notches in the blade edge. In cross section from the side the axehead is composed of two ovals. On both sides there is a irregular casting …
Created on: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: GLO-60C78D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Late Neolithic- Bronze Age side and end scraper. This has the remains of a large bulb of percussion on the dorsal and only slight blub remaining on the ventral. Running around the forward and left side are direct, abrupt, scaled retouch creating a curved working edge. Creamy patina starting to form over a dark brown and patchy grey flint.
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1EEF62
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a probable Middle Bronze Age copper alloy unidentified (probably composite) object, half extant, 'moustache-shaped' with a central hollow. There are two opposed rivet-holes in the sides adjacent to the flat mouth of the internal hollow. The object is unbroken and must have comprised one of two separate parts of a composite moustache-shaped fitting, unlike most examples, which are complete or to be part of broken objects cast in one. Deep multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper part of the moustache the end plain where it tapers to a point. Height / length 25.5mm. Width 1…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th February 2018
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Record ID: LIN-1CDF13
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete socketed copper alloy spear head dating from the Middle Bronze Age, about 1550 - 1250 BC. It probably can be assigned to Davis's Group 6 'Developed side looped' type (Davis 2017). It has a narrow blade measuring 45mm in length. The tip is missing and the break is very worn and patinated suggesting it broke in antiquity. Only circa 12-15mm of the tip apears to be missing. The blade wings are highly abraded and irregular, though much of this appears to have occured post-deposition since the breaks are a different patina to the rest of the object. A maximum width of 7mm rema…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
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Record ID: DENO-1CD31B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint primary flake probably of middle/late Bronze Age date (c. 1600 - c. 800 BC). Flint, pale grey, opaque, dorsal face covered by pale brown cortex. Broadly triangular in plan with convex edges and curved corners; rectangular to lozenge-shaped in cross-section. Primary working, hard hammer: the ventral face has a large bulb of percussion at the proximal end with concentric ripples radiating from the bulbar scar. Possible short, scaled, semi abrupt retouch on distal edge of dorsal face, but this is only in the cortex so is probably damage rather than retouch. Length 46.1mm, width 4…
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th February 2018
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Record ID: WILT-F7C65D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy spear or arrowhead of the Middle Bronze Age, dating to the period of 1500-800 BC. It measures 32.75mm in length and 14.17mm in width. It is 6.54mm thick and weighs 3.55g. The patina is smooth, the colour is dark green. The blade is triangular, one of the lower corners have been bent backwards. The stem of the arrowhead is hollow, broadly diamond-shaped in section and the socket is damaged. Where the object is broken, there is a protrusion to one side.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F57B94
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead of the Middle Bronze Age, dating to the period of 1500-1150 BC. It measures 15.49mm in length and 30.08mm in width. It is 7.67mm thick and weighs 12.67g. The spearhead is broadly triangular in surviving section and lozengeform in cross section at the break. The object is broken along the socket and there is potential evidence of modification in the form of hammer marks along the central rib.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-F57824
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy awl or punch of uncertain date due to its undiagnostic form. The awl possesses an oval-section body which tapers and terminates at each end in a point. The awl measures 78mm in length and a maximum of 6mm in diameter. It weighs 7.06g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-F4C17F
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy socketed spearhead or blade of the Middle Bronze Age, dating to the period of 1500-1150 BC. It measures 35.07mm in length and 15.19mm in width. It is 5.07mm thick and weighs 8.98g. The patina is smooth, the colour is dark green with patches of brown at the sides. The spearhead is lozengeform in section. The spearhead tapers from the break towards the tip measuring 8.12mm at the narrowest point, where it is broken.
Created on: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Salisbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-E0EF32
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy spearhead fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 20 mm, thickness: 11 mm, weight: 15.14 grams. The fragment is sub rectangular in form, with a central circular cross sectioned, tapering shaft, flanked by incomplete blade projections. At one end there is a circular hollow forming the base of the shaft and the other (upper) edge there is a circular cross sectioned, solid centre with triangular cross sectioned projections. The fragment forms the lower part of the blade, where it joins its shaft and is in a very poor condition.
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-DE3DDD
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy socketed axehead dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1150 - c. 800 BC). Only the tip of the axehead survives. The blade edge is mostly intact and has a convex curve. The fragment has a broadly rectangular cross-section at the break. The break reveals the very tip of the inside of the rectangular socket. The fragment is corroded and pitted, with an olive-brown patina and patches of green corrosion product. Overall, the object measures 20.7mm from the break to the cutting edge, 35.1 mm wide (length of cutting edge), and 9.7 mm thick. It weighs 22.9g. The inter…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-DE1B40
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze Age copper alloy developed flat axe, possibly Aylesford or Bandon type (Schmidt and Burgess, 1981, 65-7) probably dating to between c2300 to c1700 BC. The axe has a broad head, tapering to a narrow butt. There is no evidence of flanges or ridges along the sides of either face but it is heavily corroded. This implement is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. In cross section the body of the axe has lentoid profile. The axe appears to be undecorated. The length is 77mm, width 37mm, thickness 1…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: SF-DDFF40
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy casting jet of probable Middle or Late Bronze Age date, dating c. 1550-750 BC. It consists an inverted sub-conical plug which bifurcates on its lower edge into two obliquely angled circular-sectioned arms, flattened on their outer faces. Preserved in good condition with an even green patina, it survives to a height of of 14.17mm when stood on its end, its body being 24.84mm in diameter by 8.04mm thick at its midpoint. It weighs 25.18g. Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-s…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Assington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-DCAD2D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy side looped spearhead, dating to 1500-1150 BC. Length: 104 mm, width: 19 mm at widest point of the blade, thickness: 14 mm at widest, weight: 31.58 grams. The object consists of three fragments which were found on seperate occasions. These fragments have sustained damage during deposition and the object is missing its tip and part of the base of its shaft. It has an incomplete oval blade with a pronounced solid mid rib which tapers into the surface of the shaft. Below this point the object has two intact side loops with a semi-circuarlar form and a sub-circu…
Created on: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knapwell', 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: WAW-898181
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated triangle with a broken lower edge. The break is probably quite recent. In cross-section the blade tip has a sub-lozenge shape, but on each face there is a subtle central thickened area, with slightly angled edges, which then again the edges are tapered at a different angle. The edges of the blade are abraded and not the original edge. The surface of the blade has an incomplete dark brown shiny patina. It measures 41.53mm long, 17.83mm wide, 3.53mm thick and weighs 6.04 grams. It…
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotesbach', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-88691D
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy dirk dating from the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300BC. Related to dirks with ill- or poorly defined butts or possible damaged butts (because of rehafting) (Burgess and Gerloff 1981, nos. 217-266). The dirk survives in good condition with an even olive green patina covering most of the surface. There are some patches of corrosion in the centres and towards the butt ends on both obverse and reverse and there is damage around the outside edges. The rivets are missing and there is considerable damage around the rivet holes. The olive patinated surface is smooth: the …
Created on: Friday 12th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dalton Parish area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-761FF6
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy spiral ring of probable later Prehistoric date, perhaps Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500-1150 BC) and possibly of the 'ornament horizon'. It is circular in plan, with worn breaks at each end where the rest of the object has broken away. It consists a circular sectioned piece of metal which has been coiled into a spiral of around two and a quarter turns. Preserved in good condition with a deep brown patina characteristic of much Bronze Age metalwork, it measures 36.57mm in diameter, c. 4.25mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 23.23g. A similar object has b…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chippenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-63EBE7
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy dagger dating to the later Middle or earlier Late Bronze Age, probably 13th-12th century BC. The fragment comprises a small portion of the blade and the tang. The blade is missing its tip but is lentoidal in section. The edges of the blade are either missing or heavily corroded. The tang extends from the blade and is approximately trapezoidal in plan. The remains of a hemispherical section rib are visible on both the upper and lower surfaces of the tang. The fragment measures 49mm in length, a maximum of 25mm in width and a maximum of 7mm in thickness. …
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-633FBE
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lithic flake implement of probable Bronze Age date c. 2500 - 800BC. The implement is composed of dark grey flint with mottled light grey inclusions. The flake is irregularly shaped and was knapped from a larger core or nodule. Despite the long edge being thin and sharp, there is limited evidence of retouch along the edge which would suggest refinement of the working edge. The flake was likely knapped via hard hammer technique as the curving fracture scar on the ventral face suggests that it was removed with significant force and perhaps with limited precision. There is evi…
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6194BC
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of a cast copper alloy blade, probably a rapier of Middle Bronze Age date (1600-1000 BC). The surviving fragment is sub-triangular in shape with the edges near the tip being concave. It has a broad central rib 6.2mm wide at the old, worn break narrowing to 2.0mm wide at the tip, which is rounded. The cross-section is pointed oval or lenticular, with a slight flattening to either side of the midrib on both faces. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a smooth and shiny patina. The fragment is 31.6mm long and 12.4mm wide. It narrows from 3.2mm thick at the central rib to c.0.…
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: BH-613B41
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sword or dagger fragment dating to the middle to late Bronze Age (1600-800 BC). The fragment comprises a cast segment from a markedly tapering blade of lentoidal section. The fragment measures 48mm in length, 31mm in width and 6mm in thickness. It weighs 36.53g. See NLM-56F0CD for a parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3881A0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Palstave of middle to late Bronze Age date (1500-1150 BC). The item consists of the butt end, of the socketed aspect of the object, designed to fit a wooden handle. The flanges are retained on both sides, tapering into the butt. At the break is transverse, old and abraded. The metal is dark green in colour with areas of light green corrosion and pitting. The core of the object, as visible due to the break, is light green and shows signs of active copper corrosion. Length: 28.18mm, Width: 26.97mm, Thickness: 7.61mm, Thickness (with flanges): …
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 9th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3834F3
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. The object has two small semi-circular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. The right hand barb is missing a portion of its lower edge. Both dorsal and ventral surfaces have covering scaled flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, low angled retouch. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The fli…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-3823AB
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (2500-1200 BC). The object is a barbed and tanged form and is sub-triangular in plan and concavo-convex in section. The object has two sub-triangular notches removed by pressure flaking, on the proximal edge. The notches create a sub-rectangular tang, projecting between them. Both dorsal surface retains a large amount of cortex and has short stepped flaking along all edges. The ventral surface has short parallel flaking. The left and right hand edges have fine, semi-abrupt retouch. The lithic has some cortex and is therefore a seconda…
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: ASHM-370D2F
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The extreme tip of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier or sword with a lentoid cross section. c. 1500-800 BC.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3694E4
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint, appearing brown under transmitted light, with cortex; scraper. A small thick flake with a long flake trimmed along one edge of the dorsal side and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved end. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 29.9mm, Width: 22mm, Thickness: 8.8mm, Weight: 6.28gms
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
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Record ID: SF-E22FA9
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy probable socketed axehead or socketed unlooped chisel, if the former perhaps of the Taunton-Hademarschen type (Dot Boughton pers. comm) dating c. 1550-1150 BC. Part of the socket mouth and internal body of the axehead are missing in old damage, though otherwise it is preserved relatively intact. The socket itself is circular in plan, with a prominent mouth-moulding and the remains of casting flashes set above these. Part of one side of the socket is missing in an irregular old break with apparently active corrosion products visible on its surface. Below …
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hockwold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E21E0E
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a tanged knife of probale Middle Bronze Age date, c. 1550-1150 BC. The tip of the handle and most of the blade are missing in old damage. The handle has raised flanges at its sides and flares outwards down its length, with the remains of a circular aperture visible at its upper edge. The side-flanges disappear with the start of the blade, which is broadly lenticular in section with slight raised ribs at each side, truncating irregularly around a third of the way down its original length as a result of old damage. Preserved in fa…
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fordham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-CEF09C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Bronze Age flint small rounded scraper, mottled grey in colour with retouch along the distal edge. Quite crude in manufacture.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-653814
Object type: SICKLE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy, Late Bronze Age blade, possibly from a sickle, 1250-900 BC. The object is composed of a tapering curve of metal, with a central mid rib that runs the length of the object. Either side of the mid rib the object tapers gently in cross section to form the blades. The object has an even green patina all over. Similar complete sickles can be found in Savory 1980 fig.46 no.6 and 7. These are dated to the late Bronze Age and were from a hoard near Llynfawr, Glam.
Created on: Friday 29th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tenterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-BD3647
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age axe blade, type uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 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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Record ID: KENT-A762D7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but conceivably Roman or medieval. Description: The awl is heavily patinated and has taken a lot of damage around the nib leaving it distorted and with several deep cuts across its surface. The awl has a circular cross section. With a long sharp tapering point. The opposite end to the point is significantly wider and and rounded. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however it is uncertain in this case which category it falls into. Measurements:56.38mm long, 4mm, 5.1…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: KENT-A73509
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy awl / leather working tool of uncertain date, possibly Bronze Age but conceivably Roman or medieval. Description: The awl is in very good condition with a dark grey-brown mildly patinated surface. The awl has a square cross section. Both ends taper to a sharp point. One point is slightly longer than the others and each of the four faces is slightly indented. There are some scratches on the rounded end. Some awls may have been hafted in to a wooden or bone handle however this example was probably used in the hand without hafting as both ends of the awl are us…
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-9089DE
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy probable chisel or wedge, of possible Bronze Age dating (c. 1150 BC to c. 600 BC). The possible chisel is flat and rectangular, with a triangular cross section. The upper end is square, and exhibits signs of being struck. The lower end is rounded, with old breaks. It expands in width from the lower end up to the square upper end. There are slight concave depresions on each face below the square upper end. Both front and back faces are undecorated. It measures 90.3 mm in length, 16.3 mm wide (top), 10.1 mm wide (lower end), 16.0 mm thick (top) and 5.2 mm t…
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-8ECBE3
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age flint plano convex knife fragment dating to 2350-801BC. 22mm in length, 21mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.55grams. The object is sub circular in form and slightly semi-circular in cross section and is incomplete, missing its lower (as shown) edge. It is heavily worked all over, with sub paralllel, low angled re touch and is re-corticating.
Created on: Tuesday 19th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-7EAACF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead with one barb missing.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: WMID-7D44CA
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy (bronze) blade, probably from a palstave of Middle Bronze Age dating (c. 1500 BC to c. 1150 BC). The blade fragment is triangular in both shape and cross section. Only the lower portion of the blade is present, with a rectangular cross section, it has broken below the stop ridge. The sides are concave. A central ridge runs two thirds of the length of the front and back faces. The cutting edge is lost, but it still retains a convex form. The palstave fragment measures 71.8 mm in length, 62.3 wide (at the blade), 23.8 mm wide (at the break), 15.7 mm thic…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: GLO-3F7F09
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~An incomplete copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). This has a hollow bulbous body one end of which narrows to a fine point giving an overall tear drop shape. To the side of the wider end is a hole 9mm long by 5mm wide. The wider body of the object has fine latitudinal lines the run around its circumference with only the pointed tip remaining undecorated. These moustache-like objects are thought to date from the Middle Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age, after the discovery of one in the Salisbury Hoard (Stead…
Created on: Friday 15th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-2AAC2A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, but slightly bent, cast copper-alloy socketed and side looped spearhead of the Middle Bronze Age date, dating to the period of 1500-1150 BC. It measures 119.72mm in length and 18.62mm in width and weighs 49.72g. The patina is smooth, dark brown in colour with patches of light green. After the slightly bent tip, there is a kite-shaped blade with slightly rough and jagged edges, which measures 62.7mm long and 18.62mm at its widest point. The central ridge runs down the centre of the blade, and blends seamlessly into the shaft of the spearhead. Underneath the blade on either …
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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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: SUSS-FF3A89
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, copper alloy, sword blade, 1500-800 BC. The fragment comprises a slightly tapering rectangle of copper alloy. It is a flattened pointed oval in cross section. The surface is pitted and corroded and has an even green patina. There is no sign of a central rib. The piece could be a fragment of a Bronze Age rapier, representing the sword blade just below the tip. The size and condition of the fragment make further identification difficult. Length: 40.94mm Width: 15.05mm Thickness: 2.5mm Weight: 6.59g
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-FDF733
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~Copper alloy socketed spearhead fragment that dates to the middle to late Bronze Age. This is the tip of the spearhead and has a pronounced spine running down its centre that is circular in cross-section, this is flanked by thin blades that taper to a fine point. The rear of the spear is truncated resulting in the loss of the socket and rear section of the blades.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-FDA84D
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a late Bronze Age socketed axehead probably dating from the Ewart Park phase, 1000 - 800 BC. It consists of part of the blade and the cuttting edge. The blade is rectangular in cross-section, has a hollow, rectangular core (the end of the socket) and tapers to the slightly flared cutting edge which has flared blade tips. The sides of the blade at the tips is slightly concave. The fragment is in good condition, with a smooth, dark brown patina. It is 52mm long, 22.8mm wide and 12.1mm thick. It weighs 43.94gm. WMID-DF1D02 notes that "Almost all socketed axes are from th…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-FC6918
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A hoard of 18 Middle Bronze Age, 'Taunton phase (c.1400 BC - 1250 BC) unlooped cast palstaves axes and associated fragments. Description: In total 26 fragments were recovered as part of the hoard and are listed below. Please see the notes section below regarding the numbering and weights. 1. Palstave axehead ['No. 1']. Copper alloy. Near complete palstave, missing section from the cutting blade edges and patches of green corrosion across the body. The casting seams appear to have been trimmed but the blade has not been forged to form a cutting edge. The blade has a crinoline outline.…
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DUR-A6E0C2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead of the Late Bronze Age, Ewart Park phase (c.900-800 cal BC)) The axe head has lost part of the socket and some of the body from the aperture towards the point. The apeture is sub rectangular where it can be seen. The blade of the axe has a very slight curve at both sides, and is 39.79mm wide, and 27.42mm wide above the socket. The aperture measures 18.98 by 23.81mm. On both the front and reverse of the axe is a single rib. The body is slightly facetted towards the edges and both sides are sub triangular in shape: the apex of the triang…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th March 2018
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Record ID: HESH-83416C
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete but abraded undecorated flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2000 - 1700 BC). The axe probably best fits within the Migdale metalworking tradition Type: Migdale - undecorated variant. 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 circa 2250 - 1900 CAL. BC. The flat axe is broadly sub rectangular in plan with a narrow butt evenly expanding sides that extend to a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile the axe is broadly lentoid / lenticular, with tapering ends. In cross section th…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven Arms', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-82C753
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possible socketed axehead, possibly dating to the Late Bronze Age c.1000 - 800 BC). The fragment is triangular in shape and has a smooth rounded and curved edge which may have been part of the mouth of the socketed axehead. One rib is visible on the surface in the form of a moulded vertical line. The outer edges are jagged from where the fragment has broken off. The fragment is 25.6mm in length, 18.9mm in width, 4.3mm maximum thickness, and weighs 5.60g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
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Record ID: SF-80BE35
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy fragment originating from a probable Ewart Park socketed gouge of Late Bronze Age date, c. 1000-800 BC. Only the lower edge of the gouge survives, consisting the working end of the object, with almost all of its upper socketed section broken away in old damage. It is circular in section, tapering to form a chisel-like edge with a broadly 'V' shaped deep recess in one side. Casting seams are visible on both sides of the object, though these are now somewhat eroded. Preserved in fair condition with an even greenish patina, it survives to a length of 33.31m…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hessett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-806022
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A struck flint flake of probable Prehistoric date, potentially utilised as an expediency tool. An irregularly shaped tertiary flake of opaque black/grey flint. A striking platform survives at the proximal end with a diffuse bulb of percussion, but no 'lip' below the point of percussion. The distal end is lost to a natural break, but with probable use related wear on this edge. A number of irregular hinged removals on both the dorsal and ventral face appear more likely to be associated with later damage. Dimensions: length 35.7mm; width 34.7mm; thickness 7.5mm; weight 11.50g. Dat…
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd February 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-701BB4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age copper alloy ring fragment from a bracelet or arm ring. It is sub oval in section. It appears undecorated but on one side there are two faint incised diagonal lines 7mm and 11mm from one end (the left end on the image) of the fragment. There is also a 3.5mm long horizontal incised line on the outer edge that starts at the break. The break itself is much cleaner than at the other end. There are three short horizontal scars on the inside of the bracelet. These look like they are either attempts to cut the bracelet with a chisel or where material has been removed to assist in …
Created on: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-58818A
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete late Neolithic / early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead, in appearance it is opaque mottled grey flint with prominent spine ridges. 2200-1500 BC.
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-542A23
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy pegged spear dating from about 1100 BC - 800 BC. Only part of the socket survives, but there is some preserved wood within the socket. The start of the blades are visible at the upper end, and the circular peg holes survive. The lower end is also incomplete. The breaks are patinated. The fragmentary spear is 69.5mm long, 25.9mm wide at the peg hole, and 25.3mm thick at the lower end. 53g including the trapped wod and mud. The peg holes are 5.6mm diameter. Late Bronze Age Spearheads are discussed in Davis (2016) Later Prehistoric Finds…
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: IOW-2ED697
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axehead (c. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC). This fragment is the lower part of the expanded blade and forms the cutting edge. It has been cut or broken just above the base of the socket. The cutting edge is curved convex (crescent shaped) and is very sharp. In plan, the sides flare out to the blade tips and in side view it is triangular. Both sides have a very faint casting seam which may have been hammered down. The remnant of the socket is about 11.0mm deep. This axehead is green with darker green corrosion products. It has patches of …
Created on: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-1248F2
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age (1150-750 BC) gold or gold-plated copper alloy penannular ring, circular in cross-section with cut or burred-over edges at the terminals; both bear traces of tooling marks. A small crack close to one terminal has a tiny spot of green corrosion attached to it. The object measures 15.6mm in length, 14.9mm in height, 5.5mm in max thickness and weighs 5.60g.The gap between the terminal is 2.6mm wide and the circular open centre measures 6.7x 6.1mm in 'diameter'. 'The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rings' and 'ring-money' (Taylo…
Created on: Friday 1st December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Deane', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-ECD4AA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed side-looped spearhead dating from the middle to late Bronze Age, (1500-800BC). The spearhead is sub triangular in plan and profile with an incomplete and abraded sub-oval / leaf-shaped blade, and conical socket. The socket appears oval in cross-section. The tip of the spearhead is missing and the break is concave in plan and does not appear to be recent. The base of the socket is incomplete, with an irregular break revealing the interior which is compacted with material, including what appears to be remnants of the wooden haft still in situ. There …
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 8th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-E9F18E
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy small low flanged axehead blade with the faint remains of low flanges extending to the blade expansion dating from the Early to Middle Bronze Age c.1950-1500 BC or possibly c.1750-1500 BC (Matt Knight pers comm). The blade is trapezoidal in plan, triangular in profile, tapering towards the cutting edge, and rectangular in section at the broken edge. The blade was originally crescentic with expanded pointed terminals but has been worn to rounded terminals. The blade narrows towards the broken end, which is below where the transverse stop ridge would have bee…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E9D3F1
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy socketed gouge, rectangular in plan, lozenge-shaped in profile with a circular socket in section, with faint vertical striations preserved in the groove which are probably remnants of use (Matt Knight pers comm). The circular socketed end is broken and partly missing, with an internal diameter of 13 mm at the broken edge, and the cutting edge is worn, partly through use, with its orginal surface missing. The gouge tapers in profile from the open end to a point at the cutting edge which is curved into a semi-circle so that it can gouge out sections of wood o…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E98BB3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead with a square socket and the remains of a side loop and decorated with three converging moulded ribs on both faces, dating from the Late Bronze Age. The axehead is missing most of its collar and only has two stubs where the integral side loop would have joined them together. The surface is corroded and pitted with patches of light green oxidisation, but most of the dark green surface patina remains on the blade. The longest surviving rib on the face of the axe is 56 mm long and 3 mm wide. The axehead is slender in form and bears features th…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th August 2018
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Record ID: CORN-E91A21
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast copper alloy socketed axehead blade with a larger, heavy blade which suggests it was produced during the Ewart Park phase (c.950-850 BC) of the Late Bronze Age. The asymmetric casting with a misaligned core has caused one socket wall (11 mm thick) to be much thicker than the other (4 mm thick). This does not appear to have prevented the axehead from having been prepared and used. The socketed axe appears to have been deliberately broken in antiquity, most likely while hot from recent experimental research (Matt Knight pers comm). The blade has broken off below the socke…
Created on: Wednesday 29th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 27th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D9FB44
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One end of a cast copper alloy awl or tracer. The centre of the awl, which is sub-square in cross-section, measures 4.8mm by 5.09mm. This centre is at the transition from a circular section to a square cross section. To one side it tapers, gradually at first then increasingly, to a circular sectioned point at the complete end (awl). The other end is rectangular in section and tapers gradually to the old break (3.7mm by 3.9mm) but probably originally ended in a rectangular sectioned point (tracer end). It is 31.77mm long and weighs 3.79 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Chrishall Grange', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-D91ABF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint Arrowhead of Bronze Age date (1500-1200 BC). The fragment is sub-triangular in plan and bi-convex in section. Both surfaces have covering parallel flaking. The proximal edge retains a small projecting tang and semi-circular notched to either side of the tang. The left and right hand edges have fine semi-abrupt retouch. The dorsal surface has single hinged flake removal. The lithic retains no cortex and is therefore a tertiary flake. The flint is grey in colour. Length: 33.35mm, Width: 23.24mm, Thickness: 4.48mm, Weight: 2.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-D82735
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age tanged knife. Tip of blade broken away, tang stubby with lenticular cross-section to blade. The midpoint of the blade is 1.97mm in thickness; upper edge of tang is 9.17mm in width.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D71CAB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An undated copper alloy object, a fragment of casting debris (a casting jet) from metal working. The object is cone-shaped with a deep well in the centre and a thick stubby runner beneath, which would have flowed into the mould. The runner has several incised lines around it that may be tooling marks from when the jet was detatched from the mould, or may indeed be evidence of the tool working on the mould itself. The casting jet has a light green patina with much blackened material across and around it. Although it is not possible to identify the period with certainty, the pat…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-D53C89
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy possible flat axehead dating to the Bronze Age. The axehead is sub-rectangular in shape, with rounded edges and tapers in width towards one end. In side view, the object is thickest in the centre and tapers in thickness towards each end, creating a pointed oval section. The metal is pitted, very corroded and mid green in colour. The axe head is 71.2 mm long, 29.7 mm wide, and 7.4 mm thick. It weighs 55 g. This object is relatively small compared to other Bronze Age flat axes and similar examples on the PAS database have been recorded under various type…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 12th December 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-D348D4
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy socketed axe head fragment, Length: 42 mm, width: 61 mm, thickness: 19 mm, weight: 127 grams. The fragment consists of the blade end and is sub- rectangular in form and cross section. It has a hollow rectangular core and the object tapers in width down towards its slightly flared rounded blade which is 3mm thick at its tip. It is very worn and has no diagnostic features present.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-C304F9
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy ingot of probable late Bronze Age date, c. 1150 - 600BC. Part of a plano-convex (bun) discoid ingot possibly suggesting the production in a bowl furnace rather than a mould. The upper is flat and the bottom is convex. Only a small section remains with a part of the original edge and very worn irregular breaks on the other sides. The section of the outside edge is too small to idenify the complete diameter. The ingot is pitted likely due to a mix of impurities in its matrix and the uneven natural material used to create the bowl in which it was cast. …
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-C2B467
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1500 to 1150BC. The axe shares similarities with the Taunton metalwork assemblage and Hotham related to the palstaves of the Acton Park metalwork assemblage to which it bears some resemblance similar to Needham et al fig 140 (1985) and Read (1995: p.3 fig 9 ) Dated to 1200 BC. The axe is almost complete and is relatively long with a length of 150mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 30mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not ext…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C11C1B
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy ingot fragment. A fragment of a cast ingot with part of one straight moulded side and otherwise formed as if cast in a bowl-shaped hollow with a flat surface. The ingot includes flecks of charcoal, one or two shaped, and the broken edges of the fragment are rough and irregular. It is perhaps to be associated with another substantial fragment of metalworking waste from an episode of casting reported along with it. The hoarding of metal scrap is characteristic of later Bronze Age activity, while casting might be an occasional rural activity up to the centralisation of manuf…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-BF7F41
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A looped and socketed copper alloy spear head dating from the Middle Bronze Age, about 1550 - 1250 BC. It seems to fit into Davis's Group 2 (2017). It has a triangular blade with ribs on each blade wing, and a prominant midrib, lozenge shaped in cross-section. The socket is circular in cross-section and the socket extends just into the base of the blade midrib. There is a side loop on each side of the socket, positioned very close to the end of the object, away from the blade. The spear head is 124.5mm long, 30.4mm wide and 20.6mm thick. It weighs 103.49gm. The internal diameter of th…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Saturday 3rd March 2018
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Record ID: LIN-836287
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The tip fragment of a symmetrical copper alloy knife blade probably dating to the late Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC - 600 BC). The blade is well worn with a light green patina. A similar example has been recorded on the database: SUR-744AC6. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.48mm in length, 14.9mm in width, 3.87mm in thickness and 6g in weight.
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 15th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Caistor', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-6EFEC6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy, socketed axehead. The piece represents the blade of the axe and as such it tapers towards the cutting edge, from 10.68mm - 4.49mm in thickness. The breaks on the head are jagged but worn. one face of the axe extends slightly further back before the break than on the other. The whole object has an even green patina
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Storrington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-479CCD
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy palstave dating to the MIddle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC. The fragment consists of the butt end of the axe, showing the two pronounced side ridges characteristic of these tools.
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DEV-45CEA1
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable Late Neolithic or Bronze Age date, c. 3000-800 BC. A Broadly piriform secondary flake of black/brown flint, triangular in cross section and with c. 10% of the dorsal face covered with cortex at the distal end. Two parallel removal scars survive on the dorsal face. A relatively pronounced bulb of percussion is present at the proximal end of the ventral face, the striking platform has been worked away by a series of crude, abruptly angled hinged removals. There is a central, longitudinally aligned hinged removal at the proximal end of the dorsal face, possibl…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-44F126
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1250 BC). The spearhead has a short but slender kite-shaped blade with only the very tip missing. The socket is circular and tapers from the open mouth in to the shaft between the blade's wings. There are two lozenge-shaped undrilled 'loops' located nearly equidistant between the socket mouth and the balde. The mouth of the socket is ever-so-slightly recessed from the main socket. A small number of spearheads with undrilled loops have recently been recorded from across Oxfordshir…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-423752
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to Late Bronze Age copper alloy blade fragment. The fragment is the central section of a blade, missing its cutting edges. The fragment has a rectangular form with incomplete edges on all sides. It has a very slight ridge running down its centre and the object tapers in width from there to its present edge. Length: 42 mm, width: 15 mm, thickness: 1 mm, weight: 8.99 g. for similar items see LVPL-81B2D7 NMGW-35639F SF-AD5DA4 CAM-DC2F32 KENT-33D526
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Riding of Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-2DB52B
Object type: MATTOCK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age red deer (Cervus elaphus) antler Base Axe mattock dating from 3000-1000 BC. The mattock consists of the lower beam and basal junction of a red deer antler. The brow tine and bez tine have both been removed, at the distal end the burr remains. The mattock has a perforation with a diameter 28.33mm mediolaterally through the beam above the bez tine junction where the haft would have been inserted. At the proximal end the working edge is cut 45 degrees and is aligned parallel to that of the orientation of the perforation. AMS radiocarbon dating of similar Base Axe…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018
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Record ID: NARC-2C32D7
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy "Moustache-shaped" object probably of Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age date (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements (one point partially lost), D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their widest point, by a longitudinally recessed oval neck. There are multiple longitudinal grooves on the upper face on both domed sides of the object, the tapering lower parts are plain. The two moustache tips or prongs flare slightly outwards and terminate with a small rounded knop. The central neck section of the object is plain and undeco…
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-F04668
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed axe head (c. 1100 - 800 BC). Only the cutting edge remains; the fragment is hollow and has a triangular section. Corrosion of the copper-alloy has resulted in a patchy pale green patina and the edges of the axe head fragment are worn and chipped. The edge of the break is rough and jagged. Unfortunately not enough remains of the axe head to be able to identity it more precisely or attribute a closer date. The length of the fragment is 33.88mm, its width is 45.77mm and the maximum thickness of the fragment is 13.69mm. The weight of the sock…
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Record ID: WMID-EFB938
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy unidentified object, possibly a casting jet of possible Bronze Age date, circa 950-750 BC. May also date to the Roman period if it is not a casting jet, therefore a wider date is given from 950 BC to AD 410. The object is broadly rectangular in plan. The upper edge is flat and the underside has a 'U' shaped concave recess. Two circular-sectioned runners project from the upper edge of the object. The runners protrude beyond th eedges of the main body. The object has a mid-green patina with an abraded and pitted surface with areas of active corrosion. Casting jets …
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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Record ID: ESS-DB51A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy Bronze Age socketed spear head fragment. Broken along the vertical plane through the centre of the socket and blade, the remaining spear fragment is compose of one half of the likely original artefact. Dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1500 - 800 BC. The blade and socket is roughly triangular in profile and tapers in thickness from socketed central portion to the thin blade edge. The shape of the item in plan also tapers slightly from a narrow pointed end, which would reflect the blade tip, to a wider portion on the opposite edge. For a similar (c…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-D78C78
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy 'Hallstatt' razor of Type Unterstall or Poiseul (Matt Knight pers comm) that dates from the Lyn Fawr phase of the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, c.800-600 BC. The razor is trapezoidal in plan with two suspension loops above a row of four 'hanging triangles' or triangular openwork. The blade edge is only 2 mm in thickness. There is some damage to each side of the blade where it expands to a pointed apex, now missing. There is a small patch of green corrosion where one of these edges is folded, but apart from that, the razor is in an excellent and stable conditi…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: CORN-D77F3D
Object type: HAMMER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed hammer, rectangular in plan and sub-rectangular in section below the raised collar, with three ribs on either face, that dates from the Late Bronze Age (c.1000-800 BC). The mid-rib is more pronounced than those on either side, measuring 3 mm in height. All of the ribs are 5 mm in thickness. There are pronounced casting seams down both sides of the hammer that are 1.5 mm in thickness, suggesting that the hammer was unfinished as these have not been filed down. There is no evidence of it having any side loop. The collar is 5 mm deep and protrudes 3 mm outwards…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: KENT-D77BF4
Object type: FLANGED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete copper-alloy, flanged axehead, dating from the final phase of the Early to the earliest Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - 1500 BC). Possibly of Arreton type dated to Early Bronze Age III, of metalworking stage V, which corresponds to Needham's (1996) Period 3 circa 2000 - 1700 BC or possibly of a Central European type known as a 'Randleistenbeil' dating to a similar period of time (Huegelgraeber-Bronzezeit Reinecke A/B) Description: The axehead survives as the blade end and about a third of its original length. It has flanged parallel sides whcih runs along the back of the…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 17th November 2017
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Record ID: CORN-D746F1
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy tanged bifid razor with six vertical grooves on one face and five grooves on the other which are unevenly spaced and extend below a circular perforation to the tang. The circular perforation is 3 mm in diameter and 4 mm in from the V-shaped notch above which is 19 mm long and 9 mm wide at the opening. The base of the blades on either side of the tang are slightly concave leading to heel-shaped corners which then curve outwards around the perforation and inwards again towards the notch. The blades are almost semi-circular in plan and are 60 mm long and together they a…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: CORN-D72EF2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy socketed side-looped spearhead with a plain short kite-shaped blade with a lozenge cross section and slightly channelled blade faces (Matt Knight pers comm). The blade is 33 mm long and expands to a width of 20.5 mm, with a bevelled edge that is 3 mm wide at the widest point of the blade. Below the blade on each side of the socket there is a side loop for binding the spearhead to the spear shaft. The side loops are lozenge-shaped in profile and are 16 mm long, 8 mm wide and 2 mm thick. The socket is circular in section and has an internal diameter of 14 mm and an ext…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 28th January 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C4B86A
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable late Neolithic to Bronze Age flint side scraper, probably daitng to c. 3000-800 BC. A tertiary flake of translucent brown/black flint. Four irregular flake removal scars on dorsal face, struck from multiple directions. Striking platform survives at the proximal end with a diffuse bulb of perscussion on the ventral face, with a bulbar scar. Short, semi-abrupt stepped retouch around entirety of ventral face except for the proximal end, and on the right edge of the dorsal face. Evidence of blunting battering damage to the left edge of the dorsal face and right of the ventral. …
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
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Record ID: DEV-C4B2B7
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable late Neolithic to Bronze Age flint side scraper, probably daitng to c. 3000-800 BC. A Tertiary flake of opaque grey/brown flint peckled with pale inclusions. Notably irregular knapping, with two sub-parallel removal scars on the dorsal face, both struck from the proximal end. A striking platform survives at the proximal end, with an ill defined bulb of percussion. On the right edge of the ventral face is a hinged break. There is crude, short, semi-abrupt, stepped retouch along the right edge and distal end of the ventral face, as well as the right edge of the dorsal, with e…
Created on: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: DEV-9A50B8
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large flake of flint debitage, exhibiting limited retouch, probably dating to c. 3000-800 BC. The tertiary flake is broadly piriform in plan and trapezoidal in cross section, of a opaque grey flint mottled with paler inclusions. A number of irregular flake-like removal scars are present on the dorsal face, apparently struck from at least two opposing directions and with two being hinged. The striking platform survives at the proximal end with a relatively diffuse blub of percussion and bulbar scar. Along the right mesal edge of the distal end of the dorsal face the flake exhibits a …
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NLM-97384D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with a tan patch [appears brown under transmitted light]; scraper. A thumbnail scraper with a single flake struck from its dorsal side leaving a concave thumb-rest, and with a bulbar ventral surface. Short angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 21.4mm, Width: 24.4mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 3.73gms
Created on: Monday 13th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 13th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-5B33A7
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy rapier dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400 - 1100 BC). The rapier is of the notched-butt type having a butt that is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes through the butt show how the blade was secured into a wooden or bone handle; one of the notches still retains its copper alloy rivet which is cylindrical with an expanded domed head at either terminal. The blade is mostly straight and only tapers towards the point. A prominant midrib can be seen down the length of the blade, which has been bent in…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: BUC-5A1F1D
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy axehead Bronze Age 2500-700BC. The object has a green patina with red iron corrosion. The cutting edge measures 22.74mm. There are grooves worn into the cutting edge. The axehead appears to have been socketed but the upper section, which would have met the handle, is missing. It weighs 40.13g. It is 36.49 mm long and tapers from 14.64mm thick at the socketed end to a thickness of 1.58 mm at the cutting edge. The width at the socketed end is 17mm.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: SOM-466C3D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age cast copper-alloy palstave (axehead) of unlooped type .The palstave is corroded, with some losses at its extremities. The septum is thinner than the blade, 7.5mm thick, indicating that this is a palstave rather than an earlier flanged axe (Schmidt and Burgess 1981, 115). The flanges gradually widen (increase in height) from the butt to the stop to a maximum of 26.7mm, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre and is thicker than the flanges at the centre. It is 10.6mm bove the septum on one side, 9.2mm on the other. T…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Trudoxhill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-32AA3B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark chocolate brown flint scraper. A thick flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike, and with a prominent bulb and adjacent concavity on its ventral surface. This distinctive non-local material is usually associated with objects of an earlier date than is suggested by the form and perfunctory finish of this object. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 39.2mm, Width: 37.7mm, Thickness: 13.0mm, Weight: 19.76gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kelstern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3283BB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North East Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Opaque greenish-buff flint; scraper. A thumbnail scraper with a concave butt formed by a positive hinged fracture. Broad flakes have been struck from the dorsal side and the ventral surface is bulbar. Invasive angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 24.9mm, Width: 29.5mm, Thickness: 7.5mm, Weight: 7.09gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ravendale', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-325CB8
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and highly corroded copper-alloy probable unlooped palstave type axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age, c. 1500-1300 BC, perhaps of the Acton Park II metalworking assemblage. The butt and most of the blade have broken away in old damage, though otherwise the axehead is preserved relatively intact. It is broadly rectangular in plan and section, demonstrating a profile which thickens towards the midpoint of the object before thinning again as the axe flares outwards slightly towards the blade end, with parallel sides and a presumably originally convex cutting edge (now lo…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 15th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-300842
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small sub-rectangular flint knife with borer of probable Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age date, c.1000-0 BC. Description: The knife is formed of a sub-rectangular secondary flint flake, which has been worked mainly on the right hand side of the ventral face. The distinct conchoidal ripple marks on both sides and the large bulb of percussion on the lower ventral face, suggests that the flint has been hard hammered. The retouch is formed of short, scaled, semi-abrupt retouch along the right hand edge of the ventral face. On the lower end of the blade is a possible borer. The flin…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: NLM-1C8B26
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark brown flint scraper. A thick flake with broad parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side, with a positive hinge fracture to one side. The ventral surface is trimmed by covering angled scalar hard hammer retouch. The thin edges of the tool are battered, presumably by its use, and a series of chips appearing on both surfaces may suggest recurrent edge-on impact was a feature of this use. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 35.8mm, Width: 36.5mm, Thickness: 10.1mm, Weight: 12.66gms
Created on: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Faldingworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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