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Record ID: KENT-0BC403
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Kent
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: SOM-621616
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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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
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
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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: Tuesday 10th July 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: 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: 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: 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 1300 to 1150BC. 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 ) dated 1200BC. 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…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 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: 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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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
Spatial data recorded.


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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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Record ID: NLM-13C43C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Dark grey flint, possibly collected from the East Coast, scraper. A thick chunk with large flakes struck from the dorsal side by hard hammer, and with a bulb at one end of a lightly convex ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows a long curving edge. Suggested date: Early Bronze age, 2350-1600 BC. Length: 45.1mm, Width: 31.7mm, Thickness: 14.9mm, Weight: 20.14gms
Created on: Wednesday 13th 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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Record ID: NLM-13AF3C
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Grey flint possible arrowhead fragment, as kindly identified by the finder. A thin flake fragment with broad flakes struck from its dorsal side and with a rippled ventral surface. Angled scalar retouch executed from the dorsal aspect follows two converging edges. A straight edge opposite the longest of these is lost to a recent break. The surface bears a pale grey patina suggesting the object has endured a period of exposure to a calcareous environment. If indeed an arrowhead, the triangular form suspected would ally this to Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age artefacts. Suggested date…
Created on: Wednesday 13th 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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Record ID: SF-FC997B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy primary (early) Palstave axehead dating to the Middle Bronze Age. The axehead belongs to Group I: shield-patterened types, and probably belongs to the Acton Park II or Taunton metalworking assemblages (Burgess' stages VIII and IX), dating c. 1500-1300 BC. Part of the blade is missing, though otherwise the axehead is preserved intact. It is broadly rectangular in plan, with a straight-sided rectangular butt demonstrating an 'H' shaped cross section, recessed septum and incomplete fan-shaped blade. It is lenticular in profile, with the thickest portion of …
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weeley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-F8E16A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Flake of Prehistoric flint debitage, probably of later prehistoric date, c. 3,300-800 BC. A tertiary flake of mottled beige-brown flint exhibiting a pronounced, hinged bulb on percussion with bubar scar. The dorsal face exhibits a number of negative removal scars, struck from multiple platforms and with a number being hinged. The flake likewise has a hinged terminal at the distal end. There is extensive damage to the right edge of the dorsal face. The flake exhibits no retouch, although chattering along the dorsal edge of the striking platform may suggest the use of platform preparat…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: GLO-E82DE1
Object type: VOTIVE MODEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
~~A complete Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age copper alloy Votive Model of a miniature wheel dated to c. 1000-500 BC. The wheel is circular in plan with a trapezoidal shaped 'axel' from which four spokes radiate before joining the outer rim. The rim of the wheel and the spokes are rectangular in cross section. There is a circular perforation in the centre of the axle which appears to have been drilled. The upper corners of the model are slightly rounded while the reverse are angular. On the record for HESH-C53CF4, which is very similar to this example, Peter Reavill writes: "This fo…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-D25B73
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Bronze age copper alloy flat axehead. The axe is in fair condition with a brown/green patina and weighs 143 grams. It is 84mm long and up to 55mm wide, and has a convex butt and moderately concave sides, with a lenticular profile and cross-section. It is 24.7mm wide and 4mm thick at the butt end, from whence it expands gradually and reaches its thickest just under half way along its length where it is 10.5mm thick. From this point the axe becomes gradually thinner until it terminates in a crescent shaped blade 55mm wide and 4.5mm thick, although it would originally have been subs…
Created on: Sunday 10th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 18th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ibstock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-A92EB8
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze axe fragment. Possibly part of either a developed axe/flanged axe with a date range of 1800-1500BCor a late Bronze age socked axe with a date range of 1100-750BC. The fragment is triangular in section.The curved blade has some small chips.The fragment has a dark brown patina. Width: 37.7mm; height: 20.6mm; thickness: 9.9mm; weight: 16.3g
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Prees', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A9190D
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy casting waste. Six irregular pieces found in the vicinity of chopped pieces of bronze age artifacts. Likely to be representative of bronze age metal working. Weights 22.6g; 8.6g; 7.8g; 6.6g; 5.8g; 5.5g. Total 56.9g
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbournby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A8D6EA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy middle Bronze Age (c. -1800BC to -1100BC) spearhead missing its tip and its socket. Overall, the spearhead measures 38mm long, 15mm wide and 6mm thick. It weighs 13.82g. The spear head is bent (possibly deliberately) so that it curves slightly, possibly ritually broken. The blade is worn but it appears to have had fairly straight cutting edges. The midrib measures 6mm in width, extends all the way along the blade fragment and is oval in cross-section. The copper alloy has a dark grey to black surface patina, with a faint reddish patina along each side of…
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbournby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A84EB2
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy awl, probably of Middle or Late Bronze Age date. The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is the centre third of the awl. The two ends are circular section, tapering to a blunt, rounded point. The surface has traces of a light brown patina. It measures 42mm long, 4mm wide, 3mm thick and weighs 2.53g. Awls can date from the Bronze Age, c. 1800 BC but as the design of awls has changed very little, it could also be much more recent.
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbournby area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-A8019C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age copper alloy socketed spear, dating from the mid/late Bronze Age period. The spear is very worn, and would probably have been broader. The tip of the spear is blunt, as well as the blades. The blade wings are abraded and irregular, with the socket being broken, with small pieces of wood still inside. The damage to the socket may have occured before post-deposition, possibly from the result of action of some sort.
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: WAW-7E655C
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze Age (c. 1600 to 800 BC) axe or chisel blade fragment: An incomplete blade portion of the copper alloy axe or chisel remains. The blade is triangular in section, has a straight side to the corner of the blade. The break behind the blade is not recent. with the broken edge traversing the axe revealing a short portion of the socket. The blade has traces of a shiny brown patina with a pitted surface. The fragment measures 18.56mm in length, 29.51mm in width and 6.8mm at the thickest point, and weighs 10.21g. The fragment is possibly a Bronze Age chisel or axe.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-6A0135
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early-Bronze Age flint knife. There is a large bulb of percussion on the ventral side with large ripples covering the rest of the surface. The dorsal side has two ridges that converge near the tip. On the left side are direct, short, semi-abrupt retouch. There is a patina forming on the flint but this has been removed where retouched and exposing light brown flint underneth.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-697908
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy palstave adze 1500 - 1150BC. The length is 125mm, the width of blade is 28mm thickness 20mm and the weight 138.02g. The object is rectangular in form and cross section and is intact, with slight damage to its butt end and some of its surface. The butt end is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section, with each face having a rectangular shaped recess with a raised border to contain the handle. The blade, which has an elongated triangular cross section, tapers in width from the point it joins the butt. Overall it is 20mm wide and rectangular in form, th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: NMS-68D228
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Tertiary, hard hammer struck flake of unpatinated semi-translucent brown flint. Steep to semi-invasive retouch has been pressure flaked to the distal end and both lateral edges to form a "horseshoe" or "thumbnail" scraping edge, the platform is unmodified. Early Bronze Age, 2350 to 1,501 BC.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-68BED7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper-alloy spearhead, likely dating to the Middle Bronze Age (III) or Late Bronze Age - likely from the Wilburton, Blackmoor / Ewart Park phases. c.1200-750 BC. Description: The fragment represents most of the spear's upper section and is missing only part of the point. It is long, tapering and narrowing, with a very high angular midrib flanked by moulded channels. The fragment is very warped and bent, typical of intentional 'killed' bronze age objects, leaving it almost S-shaped in profile. On one side of the edge there is another possible intentional bend. The b…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-57BD52
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casting jet with the remains of a runner below probably dating to the Bronze-Age. Description: The jet is derived from casting in bronze. It is sub-oval in plan, unevenly concave on its upper surface and convex on its underside representing the depression in the clay or other mould material which was filled with molten metal. Projecting from the convex underside is the remaining short stub of an irregularly-shaped runner. There is possibly the remains of another runner, represented now by just a slight oval bump on the underside next to the existing runner. The jet has…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: NCL-536837
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Northumberland
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete barbed and tanged flint arrowhead. The tip and part of one barb are missing. The flint is and mid brown with a mid-gloss patina. Both faces show covering low angle scaled and sub-parallel retouch. Dimensions: Length, 24.39mm; Width, 16.82mm Weight, 1.26g
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-523EE7
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn, cast copper-alloy possible awl dating from the middle Bronze-Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC - 410 AD. Description: The object is broadly a thin pointed oval shape in plan, wider in the centre and narrowing towards each end. One end is broken and the other end comes to a worn and rounded point. It is circular in section along most of its length, but flattening towards the pointed end to become oval in section. Measurements: Length 52.93mm: Diameter at widest point 4.98mm: Weight 4.86g Discussion: Very similar awls are recorded as PUBLIC-C02189, SUR-1DDDA9, WILT-776792…
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: PAS-011055
Object type: PENANNULAR RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete gold-plated Late Bronze Age penannular ring with a copper alloy core, dating to the period 1150-750 BC. The gold penannular ring is decorated with thin strips of a contrasting silvery-coloured metal. A small patch of (copper alloy) corrosion inside the terminal of the ring suggests that this ring is gold-plated rather than solid gold. Dimensions: Width: 18.5mm; Height: 17mm; Thickness: 7mm; Diameter of central perforation: 5mm; Length of gap between terminals: 2mm; Weight: 11.69g Discussion: The penannular ring belongs to a class of artefact which has been termed 'hair-rin…
Created on: Thursday 31st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Flint Cross area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-EC41E6
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A (probably later) Bronze Age (c.1150-800 BC) copper alloy tanged awl, with both tang and pointed end slightly bent. The center of the awl is circular in cross-section, tapering to a rectangular-sectioned tang and circular-sectioned tip. The total length of the awl is 75.3mm, with the circular cross-section 4.3mm in diameter and a weight of 6.02g. The tang measures 2.4mm in width and 0.6mm in thickness, and the pointed end 1.0mm in diameter. The patina is greeny-brown in colour and a little rough.The form of the awl does not change much through time and similar objects are also noted i…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-E7112F
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mid to late Bronze Age blade fargment, 87mm long, 27mm wide and 6mm thick witha weight of 55.95g. The object is rcatngular in form and pointed oval in cross section. It is incomplete on all sides but has a visible bevel c.2mm away from the present edge along one long edge (far right as shown) The cross section has a wide central section 6mm thick and then it gently thins down to c. 2mm at the present edges.
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: CAM-DD9C51
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy biconical bead of sub-circular to oval shape dating to the Bronze Age, probably middle Bronze Age to early Iron Age. This bead weighs 6.78g. It measures 15.9mm x 14.7mm transversely across the perforation and has a 'height', on the same axis as the perforation, of 9.9mm. The external surfaces of the bead are smooth, polished and undecorated. One side has a small irregular shaped depression at the mid point in the height. This area measures 4.7mm x height 3.1mm and is probably most likely to be the result of a casting imperfection rather than post-production damage. The …
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0ECF4
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on opaque light grey flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is ogival with two rounded notches worked in the base. The barbs have rounded or curved sides. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 27.4mm long, 22.1mm wide 3.8mm thick and 1.74g. The shape and style matches that of SWYOR-012B37.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0D41C
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on opaque light grey flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is triangular with two triangular notches worked in the base. The point and one barb are missing and the breaks are also partially patinated. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 20.9mm long, 18.9mm wide and 3.4mm thick. 0.95g. It has been labelled as a Sutton type.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D0B745
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Calderdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating from the Beaker Period to the Middle Bronze Age, about 2400 BC - 1000 BC. It is formed on semi-translucent buff to pink coloured flint with some speckles of partial patination. It is triangular with two rounded notches worked in the base and is complete. It has covering, scaled, low-angle retouch on both faces. It is 32.9mm long, 26.5mm wide and 4.3mm thick. 2.43g. It has been labelled as a Green Low Type.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6F9658
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy possible horse harness ring of Late Bronze Age to Roman date (c. 1000 BC - AD 410). The ring weighs 15.51g, measures 25.7mm in diameter (21.1mm internal diameter) and is 7.9mm thick. It is circular in shape with a 2.2mm wide rib running around the circumference. The interior surface features a circumferential ridge, to give a lozenge-shaped cross-section. Both edges are flanked by a 1.3mm wide rib. The object has a very smooth, shiny dark brown patina. A ring with similar decoration recorded on this database is WILT-1A5240, of which the author writes 'Similar rings have …
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-6F007F
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Transitional palstave axehead of Schmidt and Burgess Type Roundhay, Midribbed Variant (The Axes of Scotland and Northern England, 1981; plate 64 and 65, nos.883-99), and of Penard/Wallington metalworking phase, corresponding with Needham's (1996) Periods 5 -6 and probably dating to 1300 - 1100BC. The incomplete axehead consists of the blade, loop and roughly half the butt end.The blade has incurved long edges and an expanded cutting edge (38.7mm wide and 2.3mm thick), which has suffered some slight damage and has a shallow curve. On both faces is a promi…
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6C8397
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy sword fragment. Cast fragment of a long narrow leaf-shaped blade, from towards its tip. A flattened rhomboid section at the narrower end of the fragment is rendered lentoid at the wider end by the rubbing down in antiquity of the aris between the sides of the blade on both its sides. The cutting edges remain sharp. Suggested date: Late Bronze Age, 1000-800 BC. Length: 30.6mm, Width: 18.3mm, Thickness: 3.7mm, Weight: 6.61gms
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-577913
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Middle Bronze Age copper alloy small palstave axehead or chisel, probably dating to c. 1500-1100 BC. The palstave is 71.6mm long, with the butt end being rectangular in plan and of largely consistant width, 11.0mm at the stop ridge, the blade exands in width from the stop ridge reaching 18.0mm at the rounded cutting edge, with no wing tips. In profile the blade is of largely consistant thickness, 3.6mm at the midpoint, although tapering to a point at the cutting edge. The palstave flares outwards into the stop ridge, 12.0mm thick, before tapering into the butt, with sub-triangular fl…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-561B06
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Blackburn with Darwen
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy unlooped palstave axe probably dating to the Middle Bronze Age palstave 1300 to 1150BC. 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 ) dated 1200BC. The axe is almost complete and is relatively long with a length of 150mm. The butt is slightly concave and has a width of 30mm. The flanges are flat, longiform in plan, straight and parallel as far as the stop but do not e…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-2D45E6
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, probably of South Wakes type and dating to the Ewart Park metal working phase, c. 950-750BC. The axehead is largely complete, but with extensive damage to the mouth of the socket. The axehead is sub-rectangular in plan and tapers in profile towarss the cutting edge. A pronounced casting seam runs down either lateral face, creating a shallow sub-hexagonal cross section, The vestigial remains of a probable loop survive on the less complete lateral face. The less abraded broad face is decorated with a series of three slightly co…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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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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Record ID: LIN-9B5103
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, and has an incomplete, irregular tab of copper alloy extending from the base. Probably Late Bronze Age.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Record ID: NMGW-9883F6
Object type: MOULD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze mould for casting palstaves of Group III, Low Flanged Type of Taunton Metalworking Industry and probably dated to c. 1400 - 1200BC The mould is represented by one valve of the pair, with a fragment missing from its base (blade end) (with a length of 197mm and a weight of 510.8g). The mouth (with a thickness of 14mm) is flat on its top surface and is damaged on one side. The exterior of the mould was circular-sectioned at its apex (with a diameter of 43.0mm) becoming hexagonal-sectioned at the neck, which has near straight and parallel sides as far as the positi…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 3rd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-9817F8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age socketed axehead fragment of the Sompting Type, Kingston variant, dating to c. 800-600 BC. It consists of the blade and part of the body of the axe. It has a trapezoidal shape in plan and a rectangular cross-section visible through the break. The sides flare gradually to the blade; they have flash lines, which have been partially smoothed after casting. Both faces of the blade have transverse striations. The decoration is visible only on one face and consists of three longitudinal and parallel ribs terminating with three alligned ringed …
Created on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monks Eleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-71E97B
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age copper alloy Palstave, probably dating to c. 1,500-1,300 BC. The Palstave comprises of the blade only, the butt-end, including the entirety of the septum and flanges being lost to an old break at the stop ridge. The vestigial remains of loop are present, with a broken and abraded projection from one lateral face below the stop ridge. Each broad face features corroded rident or shield shaped decoration, cast in low relief below the stop ridge. In plan the blade flares widely into a crescentic cutting edge, but with no evidence for flanged blade tips, whilst in p…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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