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Record ID: SUR-267CEF
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A complete copper alloy miniature flat axe or possibly a chisel, 59.5mm in length and dating to the early to late early Bronze Age (2050 BC- 1700BC). The axe has straight sides, expanding into a cutting edge, which is curved and 26mm across, with a cutting edge around 1mm thick. The butt end narrows to 15.1mm in width and is slightly convex. There are no flanges or other features. The profile of the axe is lenticular or an elongated pointed oval with a maximum thickness at the centre of 7.3mm. The surface is heavily pitted with the brownish-green patina of copper-alloy - suggesting a …
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-0DD9E6
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wakefield
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A complete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of early Bronze Age date, c.2300 -1600 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of white/grey flint which is bi-facially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two shallow notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. Conygar Hill Type. The arrowhead is 44.7mm long, 35.1mm wide, 4.3mm thick and weighs 4.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-FB08EE
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Bedford
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A complete cast copper-alloy Late Bronze Age socketed spear dating to the period 1150-800 BC. The spear has a leaf-shaped blade that tapers towards the tip. The blade wings are bevelled, both of which are worn and damaged in places. The blade has a circular cross-section central rib running from tip to base, and wings that gradually expand before tapering inwards to connect to the socketed shaft. The shaft, which is circular in section, increases in diameter towards the open-ended terminal and has a loop halfway along each side made of a flat rhomboidal-shaped plate that sits in line w…
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-BD8BD2
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Early - Middle Bronze Age flint plano-convex knife dating to the period c. 2350 - 1500 BC. Hard hammer struck tertiary flake. It exhibits four narrow negative flake scars on the dorsal face. The ventral surface is missing the blub of percussion and exhibits a series of closely spaced conchoidal ripple marks. The distal end has been retouched on both the dorsal and ventral face, with three flakes removed from each face. One mesal edge exhibits prssure flaked semi-invasive, scaled semi-abrupt retouch. The flint is a mottled dark grey. See: Clarke, T.G.D, 1932, "The Date of the Plano-Co…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9393A7
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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A fragment of cast copper alloy socketed axe, dating to the Late Bronze Age c. 1000 - 800 BC. Description: The fragment represents part of the socketed end of the axe and is unevenly shaped. Part of the rimmed collar for the socket remains. Just after the rim there is a side loop to help secure the axe to its handle, which remains roughly to 50% to its original length. The fragment is dark green on the surfaces, its surface is also heavily pitted with some casting bubbles visible. All breaks are heavily worn suggesting they occured during antiquity. Measurements: 21.04mm long, 28.63…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 13th September 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-7D0832
Object type: THUMB NAIL SCRAPER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Late Neolithic to early Bronze age flint thumb nail scraper, 30mm long, 25mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 8.16g.. The object is oval in form and semi-circular in cross section. It has a clear bulb of percussion on its ventral surface struck from a flat platform. Its dorsal surface has invasive semi-abrupt scaled re-touch over most of its surface, becoming abrupt and stepped at the distal end.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-7CE26E
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age axe fragment, 41mm long, 33mm wide and 9mm thick with a weight of 44.21g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and consists of the curved splayed blade of an axe with a rectangular portion of its body still in tact. The object has a triangular shaped profile and is solid. Its form suggests it is a fragment of an early Bronze Age flat axe or a mid Bronze Age palstave.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Melton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-13A0FE
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy arrowhead 18mm long, 13mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 1.12g. The object is sub triangular in form and ovoid in cross section. It is an almost complete barbed and tanged arrowhead, missing part of one tang. It appears to have been roughly cast and has a slightly bevelled edge on one face, suggesting one piece mould? Similar to WILT-807272 WMID-CE6A76 SF6680. .
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-105598
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Complete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy barbed and tanged arrowhead. Finely cast with multiple fine file marks on both faces which have chamfered edges to the blade and a shallow mid-rib. There is a slight casting-flash one one side of the pointed-oval sectioned tang. Traces of iron-staining over all. Length 54.5mm. Width 22mm. 3mm thick. Weighs 7.63g. 1275-1140 BC. A bronze arrowhead from the Penard hoard (a secure Bronze Age of c. 1275-1140 BC), was discussed in Archaeologica 71 (p. 138), where it was suggested that although the barbed and tanged form was used in flint from the Earl…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: WMID-FEC1DD
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Staffordshire
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A complete probable Bronze Age flint scraper (c. 3500 BC - 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake. The striking platform and bulb of percussion are apparent on the ventral face. A small number of bulb scars are also visible. The dorsal face is partially covered with a light brown cortex. There are signs of retouching arlong the distal and medial edges. The removals are mainly long, scaled and low angled. The overall dimensions are as follows: 30.07mm in length, 20.75mm in width, 13mm in thickness and 8.63g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-E488DB
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy unidentified object of Bronze Age to Roman date. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly dished in profile.One side is complete and has straight edges, while the other three are rounded and have old breaks now worn. The concave face has a circular punch right in its middle. Although the convex face is very worn and unclear, a circular beaded circular line is visible on the border. Length: 17.97 mm Width: 17.40 mm Thickness: 2.86 mm Weight: 3.85 g
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cotton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8210FE
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Small primary hard hammer struck flake, of unpatinated black flint with steep retouch to the right lateral edge viewed from the dorsal face formin the scraping edge, thick cortex extant to this face also. "Thumbnail" scraper, Early Bronze Age.
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CDDD3
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy socketed axe head. Cast socketed single looped axe head, lightly flared towards its crescentic curved cutting edge. The plain narrower upper and lower sides each bear a clear central mould line; the other broader sides are flat and plain. At c.50mm in from the cutting edge, narrow grooves of width c.4.5mm appear at the arises where flat sides meet, and these continue until 5mm before the edge of the socket. This appears square with rounded corners externally, framing a rounded aperture measuring 27mm in both directions and with a thickened triangular section border. A sing…
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-6A7DDA
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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Copper alloy fragment, 34.7mm in length and narrowing from 16.1mm to 11.9mm. The wide end is square and faceted; the remainded of the fragment has an asymetric trapezoidal profile, with a prominant ridge up to 4.6mm thick down one side of the front. The rear is flat and the object demonstrates a slight curve. The flat back and asymetrical profile suggest this to possibly represent a fragment of a Bronze Age tool such as a sickle or knife blade.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-68AB45
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment originating from a large socketed and basal looped spearhead of later Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1150 BC) belonging to Davis' group 8; 'elongated spearheads with incorporated basal loops' forms. This object can probably be assigned to the Taunton or Penard metalworking phases. Only the upper section of the spearhead survives, consisting the upper blade and point, probably representing less than a third of the original object. The lower portion of the body, side-loops and socket have been removed by means of a neat old truncation. The upper blade is triangular in plan, w…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Euston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-6651AF
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
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Fragment of the tip of a Bronze Age axe or chisel, 21.5mm in length and 5.8mm wide with a heavy blue-green patination. The fragment has a curved edge and a triangular profile.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-5574CA
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
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A complete but somewhat corroded cast copper-alloy type Arreton developed flat axe, dating to the Early Bronze Age- c. 2000-1700 BC. The axehead is of broadly triangular form, with tapering undecorated sides demonstrating slightly raised shoulder flanges and a worn stop-ridge below the midpoint of the septum. Below this, the crescentic blade flares outwards prominently, thinning towards the cutting edge. Preserved in rather poor condition with relatively little of the original surface remaining, it measures 78.49mm in length, 14.67mm wide at its butt, 19.75mm wide by c. 9.5mm thick at …
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bradfield St Clare', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-54B989
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy Bronze Age palstave axe. The blade end only. The blade is rectangular in cross-section. The cutting edge is flared and curving. There is a slight curving ridge on both faces across the body of the axe, behind the cutting edge The blade thins gradually from the break to the cutting edge. Date: Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1000 BC. Dimensions:45.1mm x 50.8mm x 13.8mm. Weight: 126.16g.
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-F356C5
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete probable later Prehistoric flint scraper (c. 3500 BC -c. 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake. It has a recent break which has removed the bulb of percussion and there is a hinge fracture at the distal end. The dorsal face is mostly covered with a grey cortex but has been retouched along the left side and the distal end. The removals are mainly short, parallel and low angled. The ventral face is flat. Length: 39.0mm; width: 37.8mm; thickness: 8.5mm. Weight: 15.28g.
Created on: Friday 24th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-C25A06
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a copper alloy spear dating to the Middle Bronze Age (III) or Late Bronze Age (Wilburton, Blackmoor / Ewart Park phases. c.1200-750 BC). Only the final 29mm of tip survives. The tip is triangular in plan and is worn around all edges. The fragment comprises a raised midrib with a flat, incomplete wing extending from both sides. The tip has a mid-green patina with infrequent pitting and corrosion. The break at the base shares the same patination as the rest of the object.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aswarby and Swarby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-C07895
Object type: FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Early Neolithic to late Bronze Age flint thermal flake, 4000 - 501BC. 39mm in length, 31mm wide and 13mm thick with a weight of 20.4grams. The object has a sub rectangular form and cross section. It has a dark brown patina.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Friday 24th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-BF3BE9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete probable later Prehistoric flint scraper (c. 3500 BC -c. 800 BC). This implement is made on a primary flake with a striking platform. The dorsal face is mainly covered in cortex and has been retouched at the sides and along the distal edge. The removals are short, scaled and semi-abrupt. The ventral face has a percussion scar. The cortex is buff and the other surfaces are grey with creamy mottling. Length: 44.0mm; width: 43.3mm; thickness: 15.6mm. Weight: 31.83g.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-BE1915
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy palstave fragment, the object consists of the butt end and central portion of a palstave with a prominent stop ridge.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC31BC
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy stylus or awl, 36.0mm in length and 6.9mm in diameter. The object has a triangular shape with a circular profile and narrows to a point. The top end has a shouldered collar and a broken stump of shank or tang to mount into a handle.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BC1978
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy tool, 41.4mm in length and 8.4mm in width. The object is curved and narrows to a point, with a flattened and sub-rounded cross sectional profile. Each broad side has two deeply incised grooves running along it, creating a pronounced central spine and lateral shoulders. The flattened end has a worn break, possibly from a shank or tang to mount into a handle. Possibly Bronze Age.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-BBF938
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Late Bronze Age awl dating to the period 1150 - 800 BC, measuring 63.4mm in length and 3.6mm in width. The object has a flattened and rounded sub rectangular cross sectional profile with flattened faces which taper into squared ends.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 26th August 2018
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Record ID: LIN-AD652B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 or Group 3 (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 has a smooth mid green with only slight pitting and corrosion. The spear head is 101mm l…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-AA68CB
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-allow Bronze Age awl, dating to 1150-700 BC. The shank has a square cross-section at its middle and it is double ended. Starting from the middle square cross-section it continues tapering towards a chisel-like and broken end, while on the opposite side it turns into an oval cross section ending in a incomplete tip. The chisel-like part is heavily abraded and slightly bent sideways. Cf with SF-C1752A on the PAS database. Length: 63.63 mm Width, at its centre: 4.23 mm Max thickness of the oval cross-sectioned part: 4.33 mm Max thickness of the chisel-like part:…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A9CCBF
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Bronze Age possible dirk/rapier dating to 1500-1200 BC. It has a sub-rectangular shape in plan and tapers towards one broken end. It has a flattened lozange-shaped cross-section in its middle part. On both faces there is a longitudinal median ridge flanked by the broken and tapered blade edges. The ridge stops at 17.43 mm to the flared and broken end and forks sideways; this end is flat and sub-rectangular in cross-section. The surfaces are heavily abraded and dotted. Cf Rowlands (1976, part 2, pl. 42, no. 1838 and pl. 43, unprov.) Length: 47.42 mm Widt…
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5A5A3B
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Blade fragment of early Bronze Age flat axehead (c. 2400 - 1700 BC). The object is broadly triangular in form, widening and tapering slightly to a straight blade edge. It is very worn and pitted. The damage is predominantly abraded but there are some clean scrapes, possibly resulting from plough damage. The object is 54.55mm in length, 48.91mm at maximum width and 9.72mm in thickness. It weighs 70.78g.
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-54CB57
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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Barbed and tanged flint arrowhead made from orange-brown flint, 22.1mm in length and 18mm wide. Shouldered point with squared tang and oblique barb. One barb remains, the other has broken off. Early Bronze Age, Sutton type (Butler, 2005: 165).
Created on: Thursday 16th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-42CD37
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint piercer, 40.8mm in length. The tool is struck from orange-brown flint and demonstrates a single bulb of percussion to one side indicating manufacture from a larger struck flake. The body of the tool is 26.6mm wide and has been worked into a point which itself narrows from 10.1mm wide to 3.1mm wide. Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: IOW-15866D
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy palstave (c. 1500 BC-c. 1150 BC). The blade and a small portion of the butt are missing. A break has occurred just below the stops. The septum, wings and stops survive. The septum has a maximum thickness of 8.6mm This palstave is corroded and green and has patches of a decayed dark green patina. The breaks are old. Length: 76.0mm; width at stops: 23.9mm; width at butt: 20.0mm; thickness at stops: 18.0mm. Weight: 139.14g.
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Monday 13th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AC60FC
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Greenish brown flint with cortex spot; scraper. A small thick flake with broad flakes struck from all across its dorsal side and with similar trimming of a bulbar ventral surface; in both cases probably by multangular hard hammer strike. The cortex may have been retained as a butt. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 27mm, Width: 28.5mm, Thickness: 9.9mm, Weight: 8.04gms
Created on: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-819208
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy late Bronze Age spear dating to c. 1000 - 801 BC. Only the tip end of the spear head remains. The fragment is sub triangular in shape, narrowing towards the tip of the spear, the tip of which is worn and broken. The fragment is lozenge shaped in cross section. Running down the centre of the fragment on both sides is a raised midrib. The blade edges have been worn and there are notches along both the edges. The blade has a dark green patina, and has patches of brown corrosion. The blade is 20.9mm in length, 12.9mm in width, and 2.8mm in maximum thickness. It…
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Record ID: SF-2E161B
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete knapped flint barbed and tanged arrowhead of Green's 'Ballyclare' type, dating c. 2500-1500 BC. One barb, the tang and part of the tip are broken away, but otherwise it survives intact. Manufactured on a tertiary flake of fine-grained translucent blackish-brown flint, it is triangular in plan-tapering along its length to a sharp point. The surviving barb is squared off, though due to breakage the form of the tang cannot be ascertained. Covering bifacial pressure-flaked retouch has removed the entirety of the original flake surface on both sides of the object. Preserved in…
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hemingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-1B7C6B
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint with cortex scraper. A large oval flake with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side by multangular hard hammer strike. The ventral surface is smooth and slightly concave. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a part of the curved edge, opposite either a striking platform or a flat butt. Misty patina has developed over all struck surfaces, suggesting the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Where this is interrupted, it is by slight adventitious impacts. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 B…
Created on: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-A05816
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy axe or knife blank / ingot of Chalcolithic / Early Bronze Age date (2450 - 2300 BC). The blank is oval in shape with the butt being rounded narrowed and tapered. In profile it is lentoid in shape and its cross section is a similar lentoid shape. The 'cutting' edge is rounded, from the external edges it tapers gradually until it forms a narrowed but rounded but. There is no sign of a stop ridge or any form of cast design. It is thickest at the mid-point. The surface of the blank is heavily eroded and corroded, small areas of original patinated surface survive but on …
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wenlock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-88E92D
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper of probable later prehistoric date, c. 3,300-800 BC. Worked from a primary flake of grey-brown flint, with cortex covering all of those areas not exhibiting retouch. Crude removals struck from the proximal end have thinned the flake, removing the bulb of percussion. Short, semi-abrupt, scalar retouch is exhibited around the perimeter of the dorsal face, with the exception of the proximal end. Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 45.2mm; thickness 12.5mm; weight 30.26g. It is impossible to date a single undiagnostic flint with confidence, however the crude knapping, la…
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-830904
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze ingot or cake fragment, 42.7g in weight and 33.4mm long. The object has a rough and unfinished surface with a green to blue-green patina and a plano convex to trapezoidal profile. One end is rounded the other has a pronounced step or edge which may be a break or suggestive of casting. The break is worn and clearly made in antiquity. Probably Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-7147F6
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy object, likely an awl or tool of uncertain date. It has a very sharp pointed tip and a worn break at the opposite end (probably the base of a missing tang). The surviving pointed element is trapezoidal in profile, 55.6mm in length with a maximum width of 8.6mm. The object has distinct flat faces, with longitudinal grooves down two sides.
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-6DDC3D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, 97mm long, 28mm wide and 15mm thick, with a weight of 52.83g. (weight includes wet mud still present into the shaft). The object has a large conical shaped socket with a sub-circular cross section, when recorded the socket was filled with damp mud. There is a circular hole, c.3mm in diameter, 8mm from the base. The socket is 28mm wide and 15mm thick at its base with an internal width of c.24mm. The socket continues as a midrib which terminates at the tip of the blade. The blade wings are quite small, 23mm at widest position, and gently curved with a …
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 20th August 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5E7C62
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides begin to curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The broken edges are heavily worn likely indicate breakage in antiquity although the variation in patination may indicate it happen while in the ground. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to light brown in patina and is h…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: ASHM-5E6087
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy axe blade tip probably of mid-late Bronze Age date, c.1500-800 BC. The fragment is too small to define a type.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-5E49AA
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy complete unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1300 BC. The axe is of 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 ). The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 55mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not extend all the way to the butt, with a width at the stop of 30mm. The blade is…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E3C83
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy dagger dating from the Early Bronze Age, c.2150-c.1500BC. The object is a butt riveted small blade dagger or knife with triangular blade. The blade would have been attached to the hilt by means of three large rivets, the top side one is still in place. The rivet is circular in cross-section and flat-hourglass-shaped in plan. The other two are missing and the other rivet holes are incomplete due to breaks or possibly corrosion. The object is quite damaged so it is difficult to ascertain the exact type it is similar to Needham's series 2 (id 1200 Carder Lo…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5E2C89
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date (1000 - 800 BC). The object can be classified as the Ewart Park phase of metalwork. The object is sub-rectangular in plan with the cutting edge expanding outwards to form a convex cutting edge. The socket has a sub square mouth, is deep and the insides are smooth. A moulded collar decorates the axe below the mouth on each face. Extending down from this are three raised ribs. The ribs have been abraded and damaged in recent times. The front and back faces of the axe are faceted at the socket end. Along the centre of e…
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th July 2018
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Record ID: BUC-584369
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable copper alloy casting sprue or manufacturing waste dating from the late Bronze Age to Modern period. The object is funnel shaped, round and flat on one side with an irregular shaped stem projecting from underneath. It has a dark green patina, with patches of red brown. It measures 21.8mm in length, 22.4mm in width, 17.7mm in thickness and weighs 19.13g. Similar records on the database include SF-EE942E, IOW-B7A300 and NLM-0CAEB5.
Created on: Monday 23rd July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1F6B9C
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Partially worked flake of grey flint, likely dating to the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age, c. 3000 - 1500 BC. There is retouch along the upper left edge when viewed from the ventral face which is scaled and thins the flake edge slightly. The right edge of the ventral face also shows evidence of retouch, along the bottom edge forming a shallow crescent. The upper right edge of the ventral face is straight and diagonal. When viewed from the dorsal face this edge is backed almost all along its length, with only a small portion in the middle showing no evidence of retouch. The retouch a…
Created on: Friday 20th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1F247F
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Primary flake which has been utilised as a scraper or other lithic hand-held tool. The flake's dorsal surface is covered almost entirely by cortex, suggesting it was struck as a primary flake without any prior removals on the dorsal surface. It is likely that the flake was utilised opportunistically, as there is little in terms of retouch. Where retouch is seen, primarily on the mid right edge when viewed from the dorsal face, it takes the form of parallel removals forming a steep 'backed' edge. This was likely done to blunt this portion of the edge. The retouch continues, though to a…
Created on: Friday 20th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: ESS-1EF776
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible debitage flake with evidence of some edge flaking. Likely early Bronze Age in date, c. 2500 - 1500 BC. The ventral face is uneven and mottled, though the right edge does show evidence of retouch in a parallel scaled fashion at the section nearest the butt. The retouch seems to continue along the right side for the length of the flak, though is not as clearly defined toward the tip. The dorsal face shows evidence of removals toward the butt and along the right side of the arris. These are not as regular as the small retouch on the ventral face. It is likely that the sma…
Created on: Friday 20th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0BC403
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small, broken, mouth fragment of a Late Bronze Age, cast, copper alloy-bronze socketed axe head. Probable rounded subrectangular mouth with moulded double bands around the rim. The bronze axe was far more effective than its stone counterpart and allowed large areas of ancient forest to be cleared for farmsteads and cultivation. This inturn lead to a rise in the population levels. There appears to be some wear, otherwise an attractive green patina with a few light scratches and one small spot pale green corrosion where the surface has chipped away. This is likely to date between 900-6…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Saturday 21st July 2018
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Record ID: SOM-06B194
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Middle Bronze Age cast copper alloy palstave (axehead) with one side loop dating to BC 1300 to 1150. The palstave has an old, irregular break at the butt. The septum is gradually thickens from 3.0 mm at the butt to 7.4 mm before the stop. The septum is 54.2 mm in length and 24.4 mm in width. The flanges gradually widen from the butt to the stop to a maximum of 31.4 mm on one side and 29.6 mm on the other side, creating a triangular shape in profile. The stop is angled forwards slightly at its centre and is thicker than the flanges at the centre at 31.3 mm. An integral loop survives on…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-064990
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age copper alloy unlooped palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess' Group I (Primary Shield Pattern), with a small amount of damage to the butt end, cutting edge and flanges. One face and two sides of the axehead retain much of the original shiny, smooth olive green-brown soloured patina. Elsewhere, where the patina is lost, the metal is rough, heavily pitted, and a blueish-green in colour. The blade is triangular in shape, the long edges a little in-curved and the cutting edge expanded (51.2mm wide). Visible on the face retaining its original patina, the cu…
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6C876
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from a secondary flake, irregularly shaped, although with four sides. The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on one edge and scaled long semi-abrupt on the wide edge perpedicular to the cortex edge. This latter retouch may be intended to creat a boring point on the cor…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-F6A5D8
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A coarse flint scraper likely dating to the late Bronze Age or Iron age c.1000BC - 0BC . Description: The scraper was produced from an ovoid secondary flake (indicated by the substantial light brown cortex remaining on the dorsal face). The flaking has left substle conchoidal ripples on both sides of the flint and a substantial bulb of percussion on the ventral face. The retouch is formed from short scaled semi-abrupt retouch from the ventral face through the cortex on the more evenly rounded edge. The flint is a dark blue-grey with some lighter mottling. Measurements: 35.93mm long, …
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-C8A4F8
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small copper alloy, perhaps miniature or 'model', Middle Bronze Age palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess 'unclassified low-flanged palstave' type with broad blade (group III) and without side loop, belonging to the Taunton phase of metalworking and corresponding to Needham's period 5, 1500-1150 BC. The flanges are a little worn (old damage) but the object is otherwise complete. From the central stop ridge (13.5mm wide, 13.3mm thick) the blade has gently expanding straight sides, curving into a broad but flattish cutting edge 19.8mm wide (with possible old damage to one corner). Di…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: DOR-C403E1
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A crude elongate plano-convex knife. Made on a large secondary flake of pale grey flint with off-white mottles. It retains a small area of abraded nodule cortex and there is iron staining along the flake ridges. There is a small bulb of percussion at the proximal end and numerous irregularly spaced waves of percussion on the ventral face. There are several large parallel flaking scars on the dorsal face. There is scalar retouch along both of the long edges and at the distal end. Along one side the retouch is semi abrupt and along the opposite edge the retouch is more invasive and proba…
Created on: Monday 16th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-878504
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Blade, Dagger or Rapier, of Mid to Late Bronze Age date (1600-800 BC). The object is rectangular in plan and a pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel along the left and right hand edges away from the mid-rib. The upper end has been broken transversely resulting in the loss of the butt end. The lower end tapers to a rounded point. There are some breaks and abrasion to both left and right hand edges. Length: 133.61mm, Width: 22.93mm, Thickness: 6.50mm, Weight: 64.7g. The metal is a dark green in colour with a …
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: BH-7281C8
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete cast copper-alloy palstave axe dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. BC 1600-1400). The palstave is near-complete with only part of the broken butt missing. The palstave is roughly sub-rectangular in shape and flattens and flares outwards to form a wide rounded blade, giving the object a slender elongated sub-ovular shaped cross-section. The butt is H-shaped in section and terminates towards the centre of the axe with shallow rounded stop-ridge and a peltate-shaped recess on both sides at right angles to the septum. The flanges are flat, sub-ovular in plan, straight and par…
Created on: Thursday 12th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-621616
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint scraper and retouched incomplete flint flake of probable later Prehistoric date. 1. A large, sub-rectangular tertiary flake of beige-brown flint mottled with areas of sandy, cortex-like inclusions. The dorsal face exhibits a number of irregularly sized removals, all probably from the same platform as the overall removal, some abrasion along the dorsal end of the striking platform would suggest the use of platform preparation.The bulb of percussion is relatively diffuse, allthough this is likely down to the nature of the raw material, and is unscarred. The left and distal edges…
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6021CB
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Flint with cortex, scraper. A small thick chunk with broad flakes removed from its dorsal side by hard hammer strike and with a flat ventral surface. The thickest end of the chunk has received short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect, producing a broad working face which was subsequently lightly battered. A dense creamy patina overall suggests the object has endured prolonged exposure to a calcareous environment after its deposition. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 38.6mm, Width: 35.7mm, Thickness: 21.2mm, Weight: 30.65gms
Created on: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-4A4DA2
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sevon incomplete flakes prehistoric flint debitage. The flakes represent a number of flint sources, and are a mix of tertiary and secondary flakes, although where it survives the area still covered by cortex is invariably small. The proximal end survives on three flakes, these all have relatively diffuse bulbs of percussion, only one exhibiting a bulbar scar and with one exhibtiign a slight 'lip' at the platform, suggesting the use of a soft hammer. One flake exhibits platform preparation, and clear evidence of multiple striking platforms. The flakes exhibit a mixture of sub-parallel a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: SF-F7CBD9
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy fragment of a Bronze Age spearhead, dating to c. 1500-800 BC. It is sub-rectangular in plan and slightly tapering towards one end. It consists of a portion of the blade wing and part of the midrib. The surviving blade has a longitudinal bevel on both faces and it breaks on its inner edge. Along the latter break there are two semi-circular dents, which suggest some sort of old percussion. Only one face of the fragmentary midrib survives showing the inside surface of the socket. Both short ends of the spearhead are affected by old breaks. The surfaces are abraded and cover…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-F4F5EC
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of Middle Bronze Age copper alloy side-looped spearhead of Greenwell & Brewis' Class IV, consisting of an incomplete socket-end only. The metal is badly pitted and little original patina remains. The socket-end is worn and damaged and measures 10.2mm wide and 10.8mm tall (internal 7.5x8.1mm). To one face, just above the socket-end where the patina is retained, are two sections of parallel line. Possible traces of linear decoration on corresponding worn areas at this point suggest these might have been a pair of decorative concentric grooves. Above, the loops extend to e…
Created on: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Froxfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-E3E35D
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy scabbard chape dating to the late Bronze Age, 1150 - 800 BC. The chape is sub triangular or ogival in shape, and lozenge shaped in cross section. At the open end the chape curves upwards into two convex arms, creating a crescent shape. The outside edges curve down gradually to half way down the chape, before narrowing at a more steep angle. The chape terminates with a rounded knop, at the end of which is a circular hole and rivet to attach the knop. Running down the centre of the chape on both sides is a raised ridge, this slopes gradually down to the edge of th…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
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Record ID: WMID-E3E184
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed, side-looped spearhead, dating from the early Middle Bronze Age (c.1550-1250 BC). The spear can probably be assigned to Davis's Group 7 'Special Side Looped'. The object has a broken blade of indented quadrilateral section. There is a prominent longitudinal mid-rib on both sides of the spear blade and abraded cutting edges. Approximately one third of the blade has been broken off. The socketed end of the spear measures 15.76mm in diameter. The single side loop towards the base of the socketed end has since broken away. There is a hole on one face of …
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CD7254
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy axe head fragment. A tiny chip from the end of the cutting edge of a cast axe head, possibly parted from its matrix at the site of a casting flaw. The cutting edge was crescentic with abrupt ends, though too little remains to firmly ascribe this scrap to a particular type. Suggested date: Middle to Late Bronze Age, 1600-800 BC. Height: 18.2mm, Width: 9.5mm, Thickness: 5mm, Weight: 2.59gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-CD5186
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Brown flint with cortex spot, scraper. A tiny thumbnail scraper with narrow flakes trimmed from its dorsal side and with a concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a curved edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 15.3mm, Width: 16.4mm, Thickness: 5.4mm, Weight: 1.49gms
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A2EB30
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. This fragment is irregular in plan and is part of the mouth of the axehead. The outer face is bulbous at the top, narrows and then becomes bulbous again. Between each bulbous section the wall is very thin. The rear face is flat except for a vertical rib. The fragment has a dark green patina and the breaks are old. Length: 23.7mm; width: 22.0mm; maximum thickness of rim: 4.3mm. Weight: 8.09g.
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-9C4AB8
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy awl. The the awl is sub-circular in cross-section and is faceted longitudinally. It tapers to a point at both ends. One end is slightly thicker than the other and is damaged and corroded.Date: Bronze Age - c. 2150 - 800 BCDimensions: 47.62 mm x 6.62 mmWeight: 5.77g Plain copper alloy awls are hard to date precisely but ones of this form are known to have been introduced in the Bronze Age (2150-800 BC) with most being Late Bronze Age in date (1150-800 BC).
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-4B1D2C
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy Unidentified object, possibly a fragment of metalworking debris dating to the Late Bronze Age (1000-800 BC). The object is sub-rectangular in shape with one vertical groove which runs the length of the upper face. The groove creates two rounded ovate ridges. The other side of the object is undecorated and slightly rounded. The object terminates in a transverse beak at either end. The metal is light green in colour with areas of dark green and a predominantly smooth patina. Similar examples can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: KENT-A1C3D4 Lengt…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018
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Record ID: OXON-24920E
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead dating from the Early to Middle Bronze age (c.2400 - 1000 BC). The arrowhead is made on a secondary flake of mottled dark brown flint. The cortex is light. There are soft hammer, low angle scaled bifacial removals around all external edges with the centre of the arrowhead left unretouched.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton Harcourt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-23F078
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy possible awl of uncertain date, possibly dating to the Bronze Age - Medieval period, 2000BC - AD.1100. The object is a single cast chisel with a flat bladed terminal that widens towards the middle of the piece before tapering down to a point which is now worn. There is no decoration on the object and it has an dark red brown patina. Small chisels and tools of this type were used for an extensive period of time, not simply in the bronze age, but also in later periods for jewellery making and fine work. As such dating the object is difficult. The awl measures 5…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: DENO-22E8C5
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy, Bronze Age (c. 1500-1000 BC) looped (missing), palstave axe head. The axe head comprises a curved, fan shaped cutting edge, which has suffered damage and corrosion. This tapers back in a curve to the stop ridge, before levelling out to form the rest of the axe. There is a prominent vertical rib running down the centre of the blade on both faces, from the stop ridge, to within approximately 20mm from the blade's edge, this is mirrored by two slighter ribs running either side, along the blades edges. Casting seams are visible along both sides of the axe head. Just be…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-D14AD9
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Four Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age flint scrapers, probably dating to c. 3,300-1,600BC. 1. A thumbnail scraper worked from a reused primary or secondary flake of grey-brown flint; cortex covers those areas of the dorsal face which do not exhibit retouch, c. 60%. The flake has no clear point or bulb of percussion, with one facet of the dorsal face at the proximal end and the ventral face much more heavily patinated, suggesting the reuse of an older tool. The dorsal face exhibits long, scalar retouch, abrupt along the left edge, becoming semi-abrupt at the distal end and right edg…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: WMID-CC7526
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn and incomplete cast copper alloy (bronze) flat axe of Early Bronze Age date (c. 2200 - 2000 BC). The flat axe is broadly sub triangular in plan with a splayed crescent shaped blade. In profile it is broadly lentoid, with slightly tapering edges. In cross section the axe is rectangular. One long edge is curved and the opposite is relatively flat. The tips of the crescent shaped blade have been damaged through either abrasion or wear, as has the blade edge itself. A distinct blade facet is not present; it has been lost through abrasion. There is no evidence of any form of …
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2018
Last updated: Friday 3rd August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-BD0932
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two pieces of copper metal working debris. Both are small irregularly shaped fragments of solidified copper slag. All surfaces are uneven with vesicles and small black flecks of charcoal & some shiny gold & silver coloured flecks incorporated. Both fragments are corroded with patches of green verdigris, and red corrosion is generally present. The maximum dimensions of the individual fragments are 37.4 by 19.7 by 10.1mm and 30.5 by 22.3 by 10.8mm, and together they weigh 23.0 grams The smelting of copper in rural locations is likely to be indicative of Bronze Age activity (an…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-BCA3E2
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Bronze Age flint 'thumbnail' scraper, probably dating to c. 2400-1600 BC. Worked from a sub-oval promary flake of translucent brown flint now heavily patinated a milky white, with white cortex covering the entirety of the dorsal face, except for those areas exhibting retouch. A relatively diffuse bulb of percussion is present at the proximal end of the ventral face, with no bulbar scar. The perimeter of the dorsal face exhibits short, semi-abrupt scalar retouch, except for at the proximal end. Dimensions: length 23.8mm; width 26.9mm; thickness 7.2mm; weight 5.72g.
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-BB59D5
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper-alloy cast chisel of probable Bronze Age date (c. 2350 - 801BC). The item is composed of a waisted portion with a curved end comprising the chisel edge, and a tapering square sectioned length emerging from the opposite side. The joint between the emergent square sectioned length and the chisel 'body' is the thickest part of the item. Dimensions: weight: 9.5g, length: 41.9mm, width: 12.2mm, thickness: 9.8mm
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-B6E981
Object type: ARMLET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy armlet or bracelet probably dating from the Later Bronze Age, about 1000 BC - 800 BC. It is a penannular loop with flared, expanding terminals. These are close together, leaving a gap of only about 4-6mm between them. Each terminal is circular and the ends are concave or hollow. The inner face of one terminal is rough and corroded and has gravel adhering to the concretion. The outer sides of the terminals are straight, flaring from the armlet hoop to the widest point of the terminals at the very end. The hoop is mainly D shaped in cross section and varies in diameter. It…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B614D9
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe head, probably dating to 1100-800 BC. Description: The fragment survives only as the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The cutting edge survives intact, albeit heavily worn and runs in a very shallow convex curve, the blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving cross section of the socket is sub-oval. The remaing body appears to be undecorrated although with such little remaining it is not possible to be sure althoguh part of a casting seam. The axhead is patinated a mid green and the breaks ha…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-B5A3A6
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the lower part of a copper alloy socketed looped axe dating from the Late Bronze Age, i.e. c. 1000-800BC. Possibly of plain South Eastern Type. Description: The fragment survives only as the blade end. The sides curve inwards from the curved crescent blade-edge, flaring in section to a rectangle. The break across the body is irregular. The surface of the axe is heavily mottled dark to light green to dark brown in patina and is heavily pitted by corrosion across its entirety. It looks like it was not faceted or had a ribbed decoration. Masurements: 32.87mm long, 45.8mm…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-A547BB
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An amorphic piece of copper alloy Slag of Unknown date (1150 BC-AD 1750). The surface is characterised by lumps and hollows. The slag has a deep green and brown colour with a pitted patina. The back of the object is flatted while the front is convex. Scientific analysis of the elemental composition of the copper alloy would allow a more accurate date to be suggested. Length: 39.86mm, Width: 34.54mm, Thickness: 5.69mm, Weight: 13.9g.
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-923F59
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete knapped lithic barbed and tanged arrowhead of Bronze Age date, c.1600 - 800 BC. The arrowhead is formed from a tertiary flake of dark brown flint which is bi-facially worked with covering, low angled removals on all surfaces. It is triangular in plan with two shallow notches in the base between the central tang and a barb to either side. Sutton Type B. The arrowhead is 23.8mm long, 16.9mm wide, 4.4mm thick and weighs 1.5g. Despite a seeming regression lithic technology during the Bronze Age a wide range of tools continued to be produced including a variety of arrowheads of…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-91247A
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1450 to 1200BC. 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 ). The axe is almost complete with a length of 123mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 20mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop, with a width of 20mm. The blade is flaring 42mm wide …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: OXON-8DE7C8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper-alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date. Only the blade edge survives intact, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. The blade edge narrows to a flat tip, still relatively sharp, and is curved in form with expanded sides that narrow in towards the main section of the axe. In cross section the axe head is rectangular in plan and is hollow, showing the beginnings (or end) of a socket. The fragment has a light blue-green patina but much of this original surface is missing from one side of the blade. This is a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe,…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: OXON-8CCD42
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete flint flake of later prehistoric (Neolithic to Bronze Age) date, c. 3000-1500 BC. The flake has been hard hammer struck from a tertiary striking of a motlled white flint with a grey core. The platform is retained as is the bulb. There is no retouch evident.
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-8C28E5
Object type: RAZOR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy razor. A flat blade of elongated spade shape with an integral sub-rectangular tang. The object is probably cast, though thinned by sharpening. The cutting edges are slightly curved, as are or were - two being slightly damaged - the angles at the outer edges of blade and tang. The object is flat in section, though if the blade is held between finger and thumb there is a tactile impression of slight thinning towards the edge. The form closely resembles that of NLM-EF1AB4, which is identified as a Middle Bronze Age razor of Piggott Class 1. Suggested date: Middle Bronze Age, …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-799B6C
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, Bronze age copper-alloy tanged awl (c. 1250-800 BC). The tanged section has been flattened and tapers down to a squared, bent end with a rectangular cross-section. The awl which has six facets of uneven width, tapering down to a point. Length 96.1mm. Width 8.5mm, Thickness 7.5mm. Weight 18.15g.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-769338
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint plano-convex knife. A leaf-shaped flake with broad long parallel flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a slightly concave ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows one long edge; other chips from the ventral side are adventitious damage. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 43.5mm, Width: 21.9mm, Thickness: 5.9mm, Weight: 6.82gms
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-62433C
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy object, in the form of a solid irregular cylinder which is c.22mm in diameter and up to 24mm high, with a sideways-projecting triangular spur c5mm long at one end. It has a light green patina, and weighs 51.6 grams. This is probably a casting jet from metal working, although it could possibly be part of the handle or leg from a vessel, although the lack of any sooting would argue that the former is more likely. Similar items on the database include NMS-BDCC81, ESS-3A0E64, LIN-97C2B1 There are PAS records for a Bronze age flat axehead (PUBLIC-D25B73) and a couple of piec…
Created on: Sunday 17th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-3E4E39
Object type: RETOUCHED FLAKE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Prehistoric tertiary flake of light brown flint with dark-grey inclusions. It is in the form of a trapezium in plan, and is triangular in profile, with abrupt retouch at one side. Probably Bronze age or Neolithic in date. It has a maximum length of 19.6 mm, width 18.5 mm and thickness 8.5 mm; mass 3.9 g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cadeby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-3DE6DE
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy flanged Ulrome type axehead of middle Bronze Age date, c.AD 1600 - 1300 BC. Acton Park II / Taunton phase. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan with a rounded butt end which extends to a curved cutting edge with splayed crescentic blade. Two integral lateral lozenge shaped flanges are present along either side, rising steadily from the butt, rounding off at the apex midway along the body, before sloping steadily back down to the blade. Each tip of the flanges curve slight in toward the body of the axe, though one tip is lost to a worn break. The exterior…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: NARC-39B60B
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 (both points 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 undec…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-399F47
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy Socketed Axehead of Bronze Age date (1150-800 BC). The object is rectangular in shape and it has an L-shaped cross section. The longer of the two retained sides retains the casting seam and a circumferential raised lip. The external shape and the internal mould suggest that the fragment comes from the socketed portion of the object. The metal is green in colour with a pitted and corroded in patina. Length: 28.43mm, Width: 21.90mm, Thickness: 6.29mm, Weight: 4.20g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-39935B
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Blade, Dagger or Rapier, of Mid to Late Bronze Age date (1600-800 BC). The object is rectangular in plan and a pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel along the left and right hand edges away from the mid-rib. The cutting edges have been extensively broken and abraded. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Length: 42.00mm, Width: 16.01mm, Thickness: 4.97mm, Weight: 13.40g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-398382
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Socketed Axehead of Late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC). The retained portion of the object is the cutting edge of the axehead. The blade edge is mostly intact and has a convex curve. The fragment has a broadly rectangular cross-section at the break. The object tapers outward from the cutting edge. The metal is a mid-green in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 28.31mm, Width: 8.20mm, Thickness: 4.18mm, Weight: 3.0g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-397413
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Socketed Axehead of Late Bronze Age date (1150-800 BC). The object is a portion of the haft-end of a socketed axe. The retained fragment is one of the sides of the mouth of the socket. The outer edge of the object has a raised lip with a longitudinal raised mid rib. The metal is a mid-brown in colour with areas of green corrosion. Length: 20.40mm, Width: 18.24mm, Thickness: 5.79mm, Weight: 7.5g.
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 15th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-22815B
Object type: PLANO CONVEX KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint with cortex plano-convex knife. A thick flake with unidirectional covering angled scalar retouch across its dorsal side, and with a bulb at one end of the ventral surface. Short abrupt retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows the longest edge. Recent damage has removed limited parts of the ventral surface at either end. Suggested date: Early Bronze Age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 46mm, Width: 25.9mm, Thickness: 11.8mm, Weight: 16.79gms
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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