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    • Medieval periodic type: 1750
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
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    • County: Oxfordshire

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Record ID: ASHM-5E6087
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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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: 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: OXON-24920E
Object type: BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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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: OXON-8DE7C8
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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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: GLO-E82DE1
Object type: VOTIVE MODEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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~~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: 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: OXON-B17707
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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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: BUC-2EC123
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy spear tip from the Bronze Age circa 1700-1500BC. The spear tip is triangular in plan it is also curved and possibly missing a lower piece. The convex surface displays wear to the middle and the edges of the spear are nicked in places. Two of the nicks reveal a green patina underneath the redish brown surface of the spear. A similar tanged spearhead can be found in (folder p73 -74). (MA VI c1700-1500BC) Weight:15.15g. Length: 40.57 mm Width: 21.47 mm Thickness: 10.05 mm
Created on: Friday 27th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: BERK-06AB93
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a small cast copper alloy socketed spearhead, probably of the side looped type and dating to the early Middle Bronze Age, c.1600-1400BC. Side-looped spearheads are Class IV and date from the early Middle Bronze Age. They are likely to belong to the Acton Park 2, Taunton (Cemmaes) or Penard metalwork assemblages, corresponding to Needham's (1997) Period 5 (1500-1150 BC). Although the size of this object suggests a votive use this is not the case. Other examples of small spearheads are known including GLO-F69302, LANCUM-B72611, LANCUM-0433B7 and SWYOR-3D024E on this dat…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-B7224A
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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Probably Bronze Age (-1000 to -800) blade fragment: The cast copper alloy blade fragment is an elongated lozenge in cross-section with a convex surfaces. The breaks across the blade are old and rounded. The edges of the blade are slightly faceted. The surface of the blade has an incomplete mottled dark green and brown patina which is then heavily abraded. It measures 22.89mm long, 23.63mm wide, 7.74mm thick. It weighs 14.74 grams. It is probably a fragment from a sword or rapier of the Late Bronze Age date.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-93F78D
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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Bronze Age to Post Medieval (c. 1250 BC to 4th century) awl: The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is over half of the awl. The other half is square in section, tapering to a blunt, rounded point. The surface has traces of a mottled light grey-green patina. It measures 51.61mm long, 5.98mm wide, 5.52mm thick and weighs 6.2g. Awls can date from the Bronze Age, c. 1250 BC but as the design of awls has changed very little, it could also be much more recent. The patina perhaps suggests a Roman date, but this is not certain.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-7B524E
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper-alloy annular bracelet/arm-ring probably of Bronze Age date 1400 - 1300 BC. The Liss-type bracelet is solid and oval in section and in good condition with brown patina. The body is decorated with incised or engraved panels which are relatively deep and have been applied with some degree of care. The complex decoration comprises of panels of lines or rows of stacked chevrons creating a herringbone pattern separated by 'dividing' sections of 10 or more lines of vertical bands (to the circumference of the bracelet-arming). The three central panels are comprised of 8 or 9…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FFF2B5
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper-alloy early phase palstave dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500-1300 BC): The blade of the palstave is sub-trapezoidal in plan with slightly concave sides, flared blade tips, and no side loop. The cutting edge is slightly abraded on one edge although this appears to cut through the patina suggesting post-depositional damage. The sides of the blade are concave in plan, and this curvature stops at the junction of the blade and flange side. In profile the blade is sub-triangular with the widest section being before the stop ridge. The stop ridge has a small hole be…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D56CDF
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible Bronze Age or Iron Age copper alloy bead, which has suffered corrosion. It is sub-lozenge-shaped in cross section. Has an internal measurement of 9mm.
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: BERK-C4E865
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a cast copper alloy palstave axe, dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age date (1500-1150 BC). The fragment is the butt end of the palstave, with the raised flanges of the edges of the axe retained.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-C0CBFA
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Neolithic to Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, dating to the period c. 2200 - 1500 BC. The tip has been broken off. It is made from translucent brown flint.
Created on: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-5A4797
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete late Neolithic to early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, dating to the period c. 2200 - 1500 BC. One barb missing through a recent break. No photograph
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-59F273
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper alloy axe, consisting of part of the blade and edge. c. 1200-800 BC. No photograph.
Created on: Thursday 15th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-2C1328
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An Early to Middle Bronze Age (1800 - 1400 BC) copper alloy dirk or dagger. Ogival blade expanded centrally. The butt is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes to the bottom of either side would secure the hilt in place, both of which still retains its rivet; the rivet is 11.5mm long with a 7.4mm diameter and has a slightly expanded domed head at either terminal. The sides of the blade are straight and gradually taper to the point, running down the length of the blade on both sides is a very low central spine. Post depositional corrosio…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-F2E2B2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead tip fragment with some corrosion. The blade edge narrows to a flat tip, still relatively sharp, and is curved in form with crescentic 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. This is a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe, possibly from the Ewart Park phase of metalwork c. 1000 - 800 BC.
Created on: Saturday 10th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: BERK-ED0407
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Bronze Age copper alloy fragment of a socketed axe which comprises the blade cutting section, most of which is intact. The rest is broken away as a result of old damage. The socket is triangular in profile. Dates to the Ewart Park phase, c. 1000 - 800 BC. This axe cannot be typified more exactly due to the lack of more diagnostic features such as the socket mouth, mouldings and side-loop.
Created on: Saturday 10th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-C488AD
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead tip. The blade edge narrows to a flat tip, still relatively sharp, and is curved in form with crescentic 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. This is a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe, possibly from the Ewart Park phase of metalwork c. 1000 - 800 BC.
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Record ID: BERK-5E9078
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Bronze Age flint arrowhead, barbed and tanged, the tip and one of the barbs broken off and missing. Both sides are pressure flaked covering retouch, removes all original flake surface.
Created on: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-491041
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete late Neolithic to early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowhead, dating to the period c. 2200 - 1500 BC. One tang missing. No photograph
Created on: Friday 2nd February 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-613B41
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy sword or dagger fragment dating to the middle to late Bronze Age (1600-800 BC). The fragment comprises a cast segment from a markedly tapering blade of lentoidal section. The fragment measures 48mm in length, 31mm in width and 6mm in thickness. It weighs 36.53g. See NLM-56F0CD for a parallel.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 12th January 2018
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Record ID: ASHM-370D2F
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The extreme tip of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier or sword with a lentoid cross section. c. 1500-800 BC.
Created on: Monday 8th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Childrey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-CEF09C
Object type: SCRAPER (TOOL)
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A probable Bronze Age flint small rounded scraper, mottled grey in colour with retouch along the distal edge. Quite crude in manufacture.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-BD3647
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy Bronze Age axe blade, type uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-7EAACF
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete Early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead with one barb missing.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: BERK-58818A
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete late Neolithic / early Bronze Age flint barbed and tanged arrowhead, in appearance it is opaque mottled grey flint with prominent spine ridges. 2200-1500 BC.
Created on: Monday 4th December 2017
Last updated: Saturday 24th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D82735
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age tanged knife. Tip of blade broken away, tang stubby with lenticular cross-section to blade. The midpoint of the blade is 1.97mm in thickness; upper edge of tang is 9.17mm in width.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Sunday 15th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D71CAB
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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An undated copper alloy object, a fragment of casting debris (a casting jet) from metal working. The object is cone-shaped with a deep well in the centre and a thick stubby runner beneath, which would have flowed into the mould. The runner has several incised lines around it that may be tooling marks from when the jet was detatched from the mould, or may indeed be evidence of the tool working on the mould itself. The casting jet has a light green patina with much blackened material across and around it. Although it is not possible to identify the period with certainty, the pat…
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-44F126
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (c. 1400-1250 BC). The spearhead has a short but slender kite-shaped blade with only the very tip missing. The socket is circular and tapers from the open mouth in to the shaft between the blade's wings. There are two lozenge-shaped undrilled 'loops' located nearly equidistant between the socket mouth and the balde. The mouth of the socket is ever-so-slightly recessed from the main socket. A small number of spearheads with undrilled loops have recently been recorded from across Oxfordshir…
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5B33A7
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy rapier dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400 - 1100 BC). The rapier is of the notched-butt type having a butt that is trapezoid in form with shoulders that curve inwards to the narrow blade. Two rivet holes through the butt show how the blade was secured into a wooden or bone handle; one of the notches still retains its copper alloy rivet which is cylindrical with an expanded domed head at either terminal. The blade is mostly straight and only tapers towards the point. A prominant midrib can be seen down the length of the blade, which has been bent in…
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2B2982
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy socketed axe head of the south-eastern type (plain A1) of Late Bronze Age date (1000-800 BC). The axe head has the standard double socket moulding although this is quite slight and / or worn in many places. Otherwise the axehead is plain externally. There is a single loop on one side of the axehead and the blade is wide and crescentic with some damage to the cutting edge. The casting seam is visible down both sides externally but is not visible within. The mouth of the socket is rectangular / square. The socket tapers down to where the crescentic edge of th…
Created on: Friday 8th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-136875
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed axe dating from c. 10th-9th century BC. Probably a ribbed South Eastern variant. The axehead is complete and has suffered little damage, however some of the surface bronze has been lost from the blade edge. The blade edge is crescentic with both outer tips complete - there appears to have been little if any use of the blade. The axehead's socket is rectangular at the mouth and tapers through the length of the socket. Casting seams are prominent within the socket but are not visible externally. The socket has a rasied lip which slop…
Created on: Thursday 7th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C3E5A3
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy moustache-like object probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age (1500-300 BC). The object consists of two pointed drop-shaped elements, D-shaped in cross-section and joined at their wider, rounded ends by a short, 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 undecorated but the undersid…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-41E4C6
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A cast copper alloy slender un-looped Middle Bronze Age palstave, probably from the Taunton metalwork phase and dating from c. 1500- 1300 BC. The cutting edge has a pronounced crescentic form with the tips re-curving back onto the expanding form of the blade body. The body has a well-defined stop ridge just short of midway down its length and the flanges extend and taper, down to the blade section. There are clear casting lines down each side of the axe, there are no other design elements to be seen. The blade appears to have been lightly used with a few small indentations and mode…
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-41B0C2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A tip fragment of a copper-alloy spearhead of probable Middle Bronze Age date c. 1500 - 1150 BC. The remaining tip has a very well defined central rib that has a rounded diamond form, there is no indication of a socket remaining with this piece. The sides have a slight concave line to them, there are multiple longitudinal striations to the blade surfaces. The surface has a smooth dark green patina with some fritting to the rib and blades.
Created on: Friday 4th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-1D9AF0
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete copper alloy palstave axe dating to the early Middle Bronze Age. The palstave is complete and in good condition. The crescentic blade is wide and has a bevelled edge, clearer on one side than the other. The stop ridge between the raised low-flanged edges is likewise more prominent on one side than the other. There are no side loops nor a midrib down the centre of the blade.The lack of a side loop and lack of any ribs suggest this palstave may be relatively early and is probably of the Acton Park II period, c.1500-1400 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-1C4AA6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy socketed spearhead dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c.1400-900 BC. The spearhead has a slender, tapering leaf-shaped (ogival) blade with slightly bevelled edges and two undrilled lozenge-shaped side 'loops' located near to the mouth of the socket, which is circular in plan and tapers internally. The spearhead is in good condition with some bronze disease and corrosion evident. The loops may have been miscast as they are solid rather than having on internal eye. Spearheads with similar miscastings have been found locally; one from the same pari…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C8CB8E
Object type: HOARD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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Five fragments of copper alloy objects, all of Middle Bronze Age (Ornament Horizon) date, c. 1400-1200 BC. These fragments are remnants of a hoard reported and concluded at 2015 T900. These five objects comprise a fragment of a torc and four other unidentifiable fragments. These objects have been reported as a separate case as the main hoard had already been declared treasure at the time of discovery of these new items. These items have been dispersed by ploughing as had several other objects and fragments of the original hoard, however there is now doubt that they were originally par…
Created on: Monday 17th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bix and Assenden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-A71C19
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment of a possible well and jet perhaps of Bronze Age to Roman date. The jet has a circular section of 11mm diameter which expands into an incomplete conical body 21.7mm wide. The identificaiton is not certain: the object appears too symmetrical to be the byproduct of metal casting.
Created on: Saturday 15th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8D2F29
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy palstave axe head dating from the Mid Bronze Age, c.1250-1000 BC. The axe is rectangular is shape in the body, widening slightly towards the cutting edge, which is sub-circular and curved. A hammered and trimmed casting seam is visible. In profile the cutting edge narrows to a rounded point, it is narrow which suggests that it is probably a transitional palstave. In cross section the axe head is triangular in shape. There is a worn break across the body of the axe head, which is rectangular in cross section. The axe head has a dark green patina. The palstave…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8D28F7
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probably an incomplete Late Bronze Age chisel or leather-working knife dating from the 10th-9th century BC. Only the blade and part of the collar survive. The artefact was composed of a wide, triangular/crescent-shaped blade and a rectangular-sectioned tang. Tang and blade were separated by a now very worn collar. These artefacts tend to be identified as chisels, i.e. wood-working tools, such as in WREX-9F314E. However, they resemble (in size and shape) Earliest Iron Age so-called socketed chisels (SUR-2B05A8) which have now been reinterpreted as leather-working knives. Thus, the e…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8CF4F9
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead of the stepped type, dating from Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800 BC). The fragment is lozenge in cross sction, and has three steps running out from either side of the central rounded ridge. The tip is slightly broken and worn, it is now blunt and rounded. There is a worn break on the opposite end, the inside of the spearhead is a dark brown red colour. The outside of the spear head has a dark green patina.
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: BUC-8CCAA3
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, probably from the Late Bronze Age or possibly Earliest Iron Age (950-750BC). The spear head is ogival in shape, with a raised triangular sectioned mid rib running down either side of the blade. Just before the blade widens there is a shallow dip on the mid rib on either side. The tip of the spear head is missing, and the edges of the blade is worn and broken. In cross section the shaft is lozenge shaped, with the flat wings of the blade extending out on each side. One edge of the socket is slightly thicker, making the socket slighly off…
Created on: Friday 14th July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 1st August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-A124F8
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy sub-oval casting well with no clear stubs of runners. This is probably of Bronze Age date.
Created on: Monday 3rd July 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-4008DB
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy tanged chisel of Late Bronze Age date. The chisel is in good condition and appears undamaged, with evidence for use wear on the blade tip and edge. The chisel has a tapering square-sectioned tang which abutts the round-sectioned, collared handle stop of the chisel blade. The collar is 13.5 mm diameter. From the collar the chisel blade, which is broadly triangular in plan, flattens in profile and expands to a thin cutting edge with slightly flared shoulders. The cutting edge is 27.5 mm wide. The object is in very good coniditon and has a mid-brown patina …
Created on: Friday 16th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-C02189
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn cast copper-alloy awl probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC - 410 AD. The object is broadly a thin pointed oval shape in plan. It is double ended. Both ends are too worn round to be sure of the original shape .
Created on: Saturday 10th June 2017
Last updated: Thursday 31st August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steeple Aston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-AB436E
Object type: BLADE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bladed weapon, possibly a knife or dagger dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400-800 BC). The blade fragment consists of part of the tang, which is under half-complete, broken through a central perforation, possibly a rivet to secure the tang to the weapon handle. There is a large notch in one side of the tang, which would have presumably been repeated on the opposing edge. Below the notch the blade begins to taper in width to the break; all breaks appear ancient. The blade has a nearly flat cross section. This object may have been reworked (incl…
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AB297D
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy bladed weapon, possibly a knife or dagger dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c. 1400-800 BC). The blade fragment consists of the tang, which is rectangular in section with two small notches near the top, and a small part of the blade, which narrows from expanded shoulders at the base of the tang. The blade is lentoid in section. This object may have been reworked or reduced by continual sharpening, which is seen on other examples.
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AAB536
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy leaf-shaped basal-looped spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1400-1150 BC), Ehrenberg Class IIIa. Although complete the blade edges are slightly 'nibbled' where they are very thin but where complete the edges are still sharp. There are mulitple scratches along the blade and socket, possibly a result of finishing after being removed from the mould. The internal diameter of the socket is 17.9mm. This spear head is one of several from the area, and a number are known from across Oxfordshire/Berkshire, many associated with watery contexts. Similar le…
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AA6B78
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead of the stepped type, dating from Late Bronze Age (1150 - 800 BC). Although fragmentary the spearhead tip is in good condition; the break appears to be ancient.
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AA4DC4
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy awl of Middle Bronze Age to Roman date. The centre section of the awl is sub-circular in section with one end of the awl tapering to a sharp point and the other tapering to a thinner rectangular sectioned point, however the very tip is missing. Awls are very difficult to date so a wide range of dates is suggested here, however looking at other finds from the area this is prbably of Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age date (c. 1400 BC - AD 43).
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Friday 16th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AA2EC4
Object type: BRACELET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy bracelet of probable Middle Bronze Age to Middle Iron Age date. The bracelet is formed from a single bar of copper alloy that has been twisted to create a spiralling effect around much of its length. Towards the two terminal ends the wire is not twisted and instead is a short length of rectangular section. The terminals are hooked allowing the bracelet to be joined together. The wire terminates in a point on each terminal hook. Althogh now slightly distorted, it is evident that the closed diameter of the bracelet would have been very small. Spiral torcs are …
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 12th June 2017
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Record ID: SUR-921E66
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The extreme tip of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy rapier or sword.
Created on: Saturday 27th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-5A759A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Middle Bronze Age basal-looped spearhead measuring 207mm in length. Although complete the blade edges are slightly 'nibbled' where they are very thin. The shaft bears extensive filing where the casting seams have been removed. The socket is 150mm long internally and the opening of the socket is 22.0mm by 23.5mm.
Created on: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th July 2017
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Record ID: SUR-171276
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Three fragments of Bronze Age metal working debris, the larger may be part of a plano-convex ingot. Fragment 1: 15.56g Fragment 2: 17.98g Fragment 3: Thickness 13.70mm, weight 98g
Created on: Sunday 21st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-B33BF2
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy ring-or-quoit headed pin of probable Middle Bronze Age date. The pin has an open ring as its head, cast in one piece and slightly flatter in section than the shank at the juntion of both. There is no decoration on the pin head. The shank has a circular cross section and gently tapers to a sharp point; there is a slight bend towards the bottom of the shank. Small undecorated pins, including quoit headed pins, are generally dated to the Taunton phase of the Middle Bronze Age, c.1500-1200 BC. However, the date for these smaller examples, which may be either…
Created on: Thursday 4th May 2017
Last updated: Monday 8th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-0EB921
Object type: AWL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Bronze Age to Iron Age copper-alloy awl measuring 46mm. The awl has one rectangular-sectioned end, one circular-sectioned end and a square-sectioned middle.
Created on: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5BCE29
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy leaf-shaped side-looped spearhead from the Taunton Phase of the Middle Bronze Age c. 1400-1250 BC. The blade is flat with channelled grooves on the face where the stem rib meets the blade. The mid-rib is rounded and joins a broad circular sectioned socket, which has an outer inset bevel at the socket mouth. The loops are small and squat and are lozenge shape. Interesting it appears that the loops have been miscast as they are solid rather than hollow. A smaller spearhead but with an almost identical miscasting was found in AD 1871 in Fyfield, only a couple of kilometers…
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: BERK-39BFEB
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of an incomplete cast copper alloy axe blade of probable Middle to Late Bronze Age date. The fragment is worn and it is not possible to ascertain what type of axe this came from.
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 19th April 2017
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Record ID: BERK-35A5EB
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very small copper alloy double side-looped socketed spearhead of the Middle Bronze Age, c 1500-1150 BC. There is damage to the socket and spear edges. The blade is 16.0mm wide, the other measurements are shown below. Side-looped spearheads are Class IV and date from the early Middle Bronze Age. They are likely to belong to the Acton Park 2, Taunton (Cemmaes) or Penard metalwork assemblages, corresponding to Needham's (1997) Period 5, about 1500-1150 BC. Although the size of this object suggests a votive use, this is not the case. Other examples of small spearheads are known inclu…
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: SUR-6751DB
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small tanged Middle to Late Bronze Age copper-alloy chisel with a splayed blade and worn surfaces.
Created on: Saturday 25th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2D345A
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tertiary flint flake on a mottled grey/blue flint heavily patined white. Probably Bronze Age in date.
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: BERK-2D130B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, consisting only of the tip. The blade is lozeiform in cross section. Width at midpoint 4.05mm and thickness at midpoint 4.87mm. Although the form of the spearhead is hard to dertermine from the fragment, it is of Middle to Late Bronze Age date (c. 1500-800 BC).
Created on: Friday 10th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 20th April 2017
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Record ID: BERK-C55D4B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy socketed side looped spearhead dating to side looped and socketed spearhead of Middle Bronze Age date (1500 - 1150 BC), later Acton Park and Taunton phases. The spearhead has leaf-shaped blades which have been damaged. Main measurements shown below, other measurements: Width over loops 14.40mm, 7.51 at begiining of blade, Socket 14.51mm in diameter.
Created on: Sunday 5th March 2017
Last updated: Friday 23rd June 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AE6C24
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy rapier. The fragment comprises the lower part of the blade and the tip. It has a prominent mid rib, straight truncation at break and slightly pitted edges. Middle Bronze Age date, c. 1550-1150 BC. Length 67.25mm; Extra measurements; width - top 11.79mm, 8.79 at the end. Thickness; 3.26 at end, 3.56 at the break.
Created on: Saturday 4th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: WILT-DAEC0E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Bronze Age pegged and looped spear head dating to the Middle Bronze Age,1500-1150 BC. The spear is 210 mm in length and 39.90 mm at its widest point. The spear consists of a leaf-shaped blade, which tapers towards the tip. The blade is lozenge-form in cross section; the blade edges are rough in places, showing some wear and tear. The blade has a circular cross-sectioned mid-rib which gradually widens towards the base of the blade to form the socket. The mid-rib has a pronounced moulded groove bordering each side of the blade. At the top of each of these grooves…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Record ID: SUR-9D1663
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very unusual Middle Bronze Age looped pin dating to c.1400-1250BC (the 'Ornament Horizon'). The pin has a dark brown patina with small green surface pits caused by corrosion. The pin has broken across its projecting loop and the lower part of the shaft is missing. There is a casting void visible in the break. The pin has a swelling shaft which is extensively decorated; five groups of bands encircle the shaft in the order 5,4,5,6, 6 with the band of five being closest to the head of the pin and the band of six at the break in the shaft. In three instances the space between two ind…
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th February 2018
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Record ID: SUR-7714F0
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A very worn Late Bronze Age copper-alloy fragment of a socketed axe. What survives is the blade with the base of the socket.
Created on: Sunday 5th February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 25th May 2017
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Record ID: SUR-0E8D26
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a possibly Bronze Age copper-alloy object comprising a thickened out-turned rim This may possiblybe part of a circular socket, which has a diameter of c46mm, and which has been broken across a possible rivet hole.
Created on: Saturday 7th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: SUR-0E8478
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small fragment of a circular Bronze Age copper-alloy plano-convex ingot.
Created on: Saturday 7th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th March 2017
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Record ID: BERK-ACE008
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of the tip of a cast copper alloy socketed spearhead of the stepped type, dating from Late Bronze Age, (1150 - 800 BC). The edges of the spear are worn and pitted, and there is some corrosion to the surfaces. The two faces of the spear head have differing patina; one side has a brown patina, while the other has a blue-green colouring. This is most likely due to conditions within the soil and probably because the spearhead has only recently been dislodged from its original context.
Created on: Friday 9th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
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Record ID: BUC-52EB4C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy late Bronze Age spear dating to c. 1000 - 801 BC. Only part of the blade located near to the terminal (tip-end) survives. The fragment is sub rectangular in shape, narrowing towards the tip of the spear, 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 23.6mm in length, 14.1mm in width, and 4.9mm in ma…
Created on: Monday 5th December 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th December 2016
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Record ID: BERK-B0BBE1
Object type: RAPIER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of the blade of a cast copper alloy rapier of Middle to Late Bronze Age date, c. 1400-800 BC. The fragment consists of the end of the blade and is 71.3mm in length. The very tip of the blade is broken and missing and there is some bending to either end of the object, probably post-depostional. The rapier blade is nearly flat in cross section however there is a faint mid-rib that runs the length of the blade but is non-perceptatble in cross section. There is old damage to all edges.
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st December 2016
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Record ID: BERK-07A804
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed gouge (1150 BC-800 BC). Most of the socket is missing due to a break. The cutting edge is C-shaped in cross-section exapanding in to the socketed oval cross section at the break. The gouge hollow is C-shaped in section and both narrows and reduces in depth as it extends further away from the cutting edge. According to Pearce (1983:43), socketed gouges 'appear to have begun in the Wilburton phase, and continued as part of the tool repertoire until the end of the Bronze Age', although most socketed gouges can be dated to the Ewa…
Created on: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-F7C4D0
Object type: ARROWHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete flint barbed and tanged arrowhead dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2150-1500 BC). The arrowhead is roughly triangular in form and has extensive soft-hammer flake removals on all surfaces. A small patch of cortex remains on one of the surfaces (covering c. 20%) however the rest of the arrowhead has tertiary removals. The very tip of the arrowhead, and a small section of one of the barbs, is now broken and missing.
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 26th October 2016
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Record ID: BERK-B6B90D
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy socketed axe of Late Bronze Age date, c. 1100 - 800 BC. The oblong socket is cast off centre with a shallow curve to the cutting edge, the blade has no flare. The sides appear to be parallel and have casting seams in situ. This is possibly a deliberately broken fragment or possibly a casting failure. The surface has a smooth mid to dark green patina. See ESS-BEBA61
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-B649D8
Object type: LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked flint flake, possibly Bronze Age c. 1500 - 800 BC. There is a small platform with a pronounced percussion bulb, the ventral surface has two ridges and there is limited evidence of retouch. The surface has some ferrous inclusions.
Created on: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 1st November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-4D1172
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment/casting error, or casting waste, possibly Bronze Age in origin circa 1800 - 600 BC.
Created on: Friday 23rd September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-2CF06A
Object type: PIN
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete copper alloy hair or dress pin, possibly a derivative of a Picardy-type pin of Middle Bronze Age date. The pin has a globular head with flat, indented top. Below the head is a slightly swollen collar decorated with two circumferential lines of simple incised linear scores of shirt length, arrange vertically around the pin. The shaft of the pin then tapers slowly with a sub-circular section into the almost rectangular terminal, which appears to be missing the very tip. The pin has been bent round and is now penannular; this may have been purposeful and reused as a brace…
Created on: Friday 9th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 29th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-D3E079
Object type: CHISEL
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy tanged chisel of Late Bronze Age date. The chisel is in good copndition and appears undamaged, with evidence for use wear on the blade tip and edge. The chisel has a tapering square-sectioned tang, 6.66mm thick, which abutts the round-sectioned, collared handle stop of the chisel blade. The collar is 11.7mm diameter. From the collar the chisel blade, which is broadly triangular in plan, flattens in profile and expands to a very thin cutting edge with slightly flared shoulders. The cutting edge is 33.2mm wide. The object is in very good coniditon and has a …
Created on: Monday 5th September 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-913FEA
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy fragment of a probable Bronze Age axe or palstave. The tip of the blade has an unusual 'hook' like form. A similar tip can be seen in - The Bronze Age in Ireland (Coffey 1913) has a palstave at Chapter III plate I. where a very similar 'hooked tip' to a palstave. At Fig 20, there is a similar tip to a Winged Celt. Therefore, this is suggestive of the object being from the Middle to Late Bronze Age c. 1400-800 BC. The tip has a smooth mid-green patina.
Created on: Friday 2nd September 2016
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2016
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Record ID: SUR-5AE176
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A Middle Bronze Age (c.1400-1250BC) copper-alloy rapier, now bent and distorted, almost certainly deliberately. This rapier has the characteristic thin narrow blade of a rapier that expands to form a plate with rounded end and with two rivet holes for attachment to the hilt. A short length of the rounded end is missing. The object now measures 404mm and is 23.3mm across its central length. The thickness is c.4.3 - 4.8mm.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Record ID: BERK-54BC4C
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy butt-end fragment of a middle Bronze Age Palstave c. 1500 - 1100 BC. The break appears to have been caused in antiquity. The surface has some pitting with a smooth, dark green patina.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: BERK-5433ED
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy tip fragment, possibly from a mid to late Bronze Age axe, c. 1500 - 800 BC. The fragment has a dark green patina but is too small for further ID.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: BERK-541D14
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A probable Middle to Late Bronze Age struck flake (debitage - waste flake) c. 1500 - 800 BC. It has a very crude bulb and platform retained. Cortex covers about 50% of the dorsal surface. No retouching is evident.
Created on: Tuesday 30th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Record ID: SUR-08E3A4
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment comprising the butt of a Middle Bronze Age copper-alloy palstave along with the upper extent of the side wings.
Created on: Sunday 14th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 14th September 2016
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Record ID: BERK-AD8EB5
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy Early Bronze Age flat axe head, dating to 2200-1900BC. The axe head is trapezoidal in shape with a curved broad butt and blade. There is no significant flare to the blade end. The axe had a lenticular cross-section and has signs of wear to both the blade and butt ends. The butt end is 17.7 x 2.6 mm, that widens to 33.58 x 3.37 at the blade. The axe head appears to be of a broad butt type, probably a 'Migdale' type (Schmidt & Burgess, 1981, p 35-44). One surface has a smooth dark green patina with some erosion to the edge, the other side is heavily pitted with a mottl…
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 9th March 2017
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Record ID: BERK-AD1C8B
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A lithic object that appears at firast glance to be a tanged and barbed arrowhead of Late Neolithic / Early Bronze Age date (c. 2500-1800 BC), however on closer inspection this appears to be a flake, of probable Brone Age date, however without the attributes of a retouched arrowhead; either this is a beginnings of an arrowhead lost or discarded before completion or it is just a flake that resembles an arrowhead in plan.
Created on: Wednesday 10th August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-1A9329
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A tip fragment of a late Bronze Age axe, it has a curved blade with probable small wings. The fragment has what looks to be the bottom of the socket within the centre of the broken region. Hence, this is most likely to be c. 1000 - 800 BC similar to the Llyn Fawr phase. The surface is mottled mid-green with brown staining.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-5EABF5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy cast blade edge fragment of a Bronze Age axe c. 1500 - 700 BC. The cutting edge is splayed and curved with 'V' groves in the sides where the blade has been hammered into form. There are worn casting flashes to the sides. The axe has a clean break parallel with the blade and 4.5 cm above the tip of the blade. There is a darker area of casting in the centre of the break which may be indicative of the bottom of the socket having been just above that break. Perhaps it may also be due to some form of deferential cooling of the core. It may be possibility that it is a frag…
Created on: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: SUR-516D99
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy oval casting well with a narrow runner. This object is likely to be of Bronze Age date.
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: SUR-5168CC
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper-alloy casting well from which a runner leads diagonally. This is the waste from casting an object and is likely to be of Bronze Age date. At the outer end of the runner is a straight-edged projection. This is likely to be of Bronze Age date.
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: SUR-516177
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment from the body of a Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age copper-alloy socketed axe. The fragment has strong, pronounced vertical ribs and a a very angular edge. The springing of the loop also survives. It is, most likely, part of a Late Bronze Age ribbed South Eastern socketed axe or, less likely, a fragment of an Early Iron Age axe of Sompting type, Cardiff II variant.
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: SUR-515B55
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A fragment comprising part of the blade of a Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed axe. The base of the socket also survives.
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-BA8440
Object type: SHEET
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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TREASURE CASE 2016 T521: An incomplete and folded gold strip, now in two pieces, possibly an item of personal adornment of a mount for an object such as a sword scabbard (Peter Reavill, FLO for Shropshire and Herefordshire, pers. comm.). Punched dots decorated the edges of the tapered terminal end, with three circular piercings arranged 2 - 1 within the triangular terminal head. The opposing terminal is not visible but may be within the larger folded section. Measurements represent the item in its current, folded state: Section 1 (terminal): Folded nearly in half: 41.75mm long, 17.14mm…
Created on: Thursday 23rd June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FB45B1
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A cast copper alloy fragment of a Mid to Late Bronze-Age dagger or rapier. It consists of the hilt, with the remnants of two rivet holes, with a short length of the blade. On one side, the rivet holes are delineated by a circular cast ring, surrounding the holes. The surface has a dark green patina with brown staining. This dagger is perhaps typical of the Penard phase of the Bronze Age (1275 BC to c. 1140 BC). It is very similar to a Grp III rapier, or more likely, a dirk. A similar item can be seen at - WMID-D54E37
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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