Record Details

NHER Number:2522
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age copper alloy flanged palstave


In 1853 a copper alloy flanged palstave was recovered from an area of Wretton Fen. The exact location and nature of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

One bronze haft flanged palstave in Wretton Fen, slight half oval ornament below stop ridge 6 1/8 inches (152mm).
In NCM [1], Bronze Age Catalogue.
This is probably one of the two bronze celts from Wretton (C. R. Manning Museum Catalogue f.16 S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Wretton.
<S1>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. p 25; No 271.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1919. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt I (for 1918-19) pp 147-149. p 149.

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