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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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Record ID: WMID-EFD2EE
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete miniature Palstave of the Middle Bronze Age, dating from c. 1, 300 B.C - 1,200 B.C. The palstave is broadly rectangular in plan and is lentoid in profile. There are raised ridges on the outer edge of each side forming a H shape in profile at the butt end. The butt is slightly concave and tapers to a rounded rectangular end. Slightly off centre is a raised horizontal mid rib with a three pronged head decoration, forming a trident pattern and two ovular depressions in the surface. The blade is triangular and flares out, the cutting edge is visible, and tapers to a sharp edge.…
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 8th June 2018
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Record ID: WMID-D84EFB
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed gouge, of Late Bronze Age dating circa AD 1100 BC to 650 BC. The object consists of the tip only with the rest of the object missing. The tip has a 'U' shaped blade. The gouge has a circular cross section. The object has tapering sides. The upper edge is damaged an uneven. The tip is narrowed, rounded and slightly flattened. One of the long edges faces is flattened. The opposing side is convex. The gouge has a dark green coloured patina with significant abrasion and pitting on the surfaces. An incomplete example is recorded on the PAS database whic…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C3AD9B
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Late Bronze Age copper alloy tanged chisel, probably dating to c. 1150-800 BC. The chisel survives complete, although the tang has been damaged, and is now bent at 45 degrees to the plane. The tang is rectangular in cross section, tapering to a point in profile and with a sub-rectangular end in plan, with the remains of casting seems running down either lateral face, particularly prominent at the interstice with the collar. The latter is elaborated, and oval in cross section, with concave sides and an expanded upper edge. The blade projects from below the less pronounced lower edge…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-99D791
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spearhead fragment. The tip of a narrow cast spearhead of ogival section and with a prominent mid-rib extending almost to the point, which is now rounded. The broader end is broken cleanly. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Length: 40.3mm, Width: 10.4mm, Thickness: 6.6mm, Weight: 5.80gms
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-99738A
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Retouched flint flake of uncertain probable prehistoric date, on the balance of probability possibly Late Neolithic to Bronze Age, c. 3300-800 BC. A secondary flake of mottled pale grey flint with a small area of cortex surviving on the left edge of the dorsal face, covering c. 10%. At the proximal end the strking platform has been worked away by semi-abrupt, irregular and relatively long retouch, struck from the ventral face. The proximal half of the left edge of the dorsal face features further, long, abrupt, scalar retouch, with one hinged removal. The bulb of percussion is relati…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: WREX-9835AE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy wing flanged axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age (c.1500-1300BC). The axe is complete with an overall length of 117.55mm. The axe has two winged flanges which are sub lozenge in form. The main body of the axe extends above these flanges and terminates with two distinctive hooked terminals at the top of the butt. The butt is 25.12mm wide and 6.90mm thick. There is no stop on the septum. The sides of the blade expand moderately and turn-out at the tips to produce a curved blade with a width of 45.37mm. The axe weighs 287.4g. The surface of the axe has a mostly dark green p…
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-586759
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a bronze age weapon, possibly a dagger, dating to the period c.2300 - 800 BC. The fragment is triangular in plan and lenticular in cross section. A worn break is present at the lower edge. The edges are worn, and a brown-green patina is on the surface. The fragment measures 26.68mm in length, 11.26mm in width, 2.53mm in thickness and weighs 2.89g. Cf. YORYM-D78623 on the database Due to the fragmentary nature of this object, it is not possible to say with certainty that it is a dagger, and may be the tip of a different bladed weapon. The curve at the break suggests th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-583B27
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, dating to the period c. 1150-800 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 and the socket is revealed inside the break. One edge is bent inwards due to post depositional damage, and the edges are uneven and jagged. The fragment is corroded and pitted, with a green-brown patina. The axehead measures 24.25mm from the break to the cutting edge, 36.29mm wide (length of cutting edge), and 10.19mm thick at th…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-57D704
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Bronze Age flanged axehead, dating to the period c.2000-1700 BC. The axehead is broadly rectangular, with an incomplete expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt is narrow and incomplete and measures 12.72mm in width and is 3.28mm thick. In profile the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In section the axe is slightly H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been worked to form a slight raised collar rather than having cast flanges. The flanges extend 1.0 mm above the body of the axe head. The expanded blade measures 29.31mm in width and is 5mm thick…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-4497E7
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy spiral ring probably of Bronze Age period, dating to c. 1500.1150 BC. It is circular in plan and it is formed by three coils of an oval cross-sectioned metal wire; both ends are broken and worn. The surface is very abraded and heavily pitted. A similar object has been recorded on the PAS database as HAMP-7556B3 and SF-761FF6 , see also examples of spiraloid rings in the Near Lewes hoard (SUSS-C5D042) and the Ockham hoard (SUR-B41DB6), both Middle Bronze Age in date. The function of this object is uncertain, given that it is too large to be a finger ring and …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-423D69
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic implement of Bronze Age date, circa 1600 - 1800 BC. The implement is a scraper formed from a natural flake which is fan-shaped with a D-shaped section. The ventral surface is smooth with visible marks. The dorsal surface is irregular. Short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch is present on the distal edge. The flint is a pale orange colour. The implement is 46.7mm long, 36.9mm wide, 11.6mm thick and weighs 20.7g.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1A7A76
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age spear head dating to 1500BC to 800BC. Only the tip of the spear head remains and is sub-triangular in plan and profile. The edges have sustained damage and the break appears not to be recent. The item is triangular in shape. The mid portion of the spear is cylindrical in section, and there are two triangular sectioned flanges that protrude at each side to prodice the sharp blade edges. The spear tapers to a point, and the breakage is at the opposite end. The surface patina is a light brown with patches of green, and the inside (seen through the breakage) is …
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: WILT-1884E6
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Neolithic to early Bronze Age thumbnail scraper dating to c 2500-1500 BC. It is likely to be a tertiary flake as there does not appear to be any evidence of the original cortex, although the scraper is now completely recorticated and the patina is creamy white. It is broadly D-shaped. There is evidence of the bulb of percussion and concoidal rings on the ventral face. Around the curve of the dorsal face, there is short, sub-parallel, semi-abrupt retouch. The thumbnail scraper weighs 4.96g measuring 22.7mm in length, 28.32mm in width and 9.31mm in thickness.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grittleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-17C46C
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragmentary copper-alloy palstave axe dating from the Middle Bronze Age c. 1500 - 1000 BC. The axe retains part of the blade and stop-ridge. The blade is lentoid in section and sub-rectangular in shape, flaring outwards nearer the blade edge. The blade edge is now missing. The stop-ridge is rectangular in shape, though the depression in one face is deeper than the other. The butt portion of the axe is also missing. The thickest portion of the item is the junction between blade and stop-ridge where flanges rise to meet at the centre. The surface is very worn and the axe appears to b…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C6F5BE
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting jet or sprue. The item is roughly oval in plan and plano-convex in section. It has 2 integral copper alloy tabs extending from the base, showing where the cast item was cut away. Probably Late Bronze Age.
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Branston and Mere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-C65A09
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150-600 BC) pegged spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead is almost complete with the edges of the blade being abraded and the rim of the socket is damaged recently. The blade is a slender leaf-shape and the edges of the blade are slightly bevelled. The midrib tapers towards the tip, which is missing and expands to the socket. The socket is still filled with soil, and is 17.36mm diameter on the interior and 22.03mm diameter on the exterior. The socket is decorated with three bands of triple stranded grooves. On the exterior edges of the outer grooves th…
Created on: Friday 4th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 4th May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-B18276
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age knife or razor probably of Late Bronze Age date The knife or razor is of crescent form and appears to be near-complete but is perhaps missing a tang (with a length of 51.3mm, a height of 40.1mm and a weight of 43.9g). The blade edge is concave with a deep-arched back. The blade tips at both ends may have been elongated, as suggested shallowing to the curve at the back. One tip has a small semi-circular notch (3.3mm diameter), possibly the remnants of a rivet attachment hole and if correct, may suggest a slight tang on that side. There is an irregular long notch (12.5m long a…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: OXON-B17707
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of three (3) flint scrapers of probable Early Bronze Age date (c. 2500-1600 BC). The scrapers are all broadly circular in plane with invasive,scaled yet expedient retouching between around 50%-90% of the edges. All three scrapers retain cortex; two are primary flakes with the third being secondary. Retouching has occured through the cortex in two examples. The flints vary in colour; light-dark grey; mottles yellow and grey; dark reddish brown.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: LIN-B124D9
Object type: ARROW
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2500 - 1200 BC). The arrowhead is formed from a mid-brown coloured flint. It is triangular in shape with two notches chipped into the base to separate the barbs and tang. Both faces have been worked with covering, scaled and low-angle retouch. The arrowhead is 38mm in length and 27mm at maximum width.
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-AF1FCC
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy mount or fitting of uncertain function and date, probably of Late Bronze Age or Iron Age date and possibly a scabbard chape. The possible cast mount is complete (with a length of 23.5mm, a height of 22.9mm and a weight of 18.0g). The mount is of bulbous bi-lobed form (21.5mm wide and 13.1mm thick) with a curving point projecting from each lobe. At the centre is a shallow rounded groove, widest at the base. Both lobes are decorated with prominent ribbing defined by grooves. The lobes terminate in gently curving points of rounded D-shaped section, slightly flattened on thei…
Created on: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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