|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Middle Bronze Age ceremonial bronze dirk from My Lord's Wood|
In 1988, a Middle Bronze Age ceremonial bronze dirk was discovered by chance, set vertically in the ground. It is now in display in the British Museum.
|Grid Reference:||TF 74 00|
|Parish:||OXBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
1988. My Lord's Wood. .
Owner tripped over the butt end of a ceremonial bronze dirk which was vertical in the ground. Findspot only located as area 8m wide, 50m long.
Dirk seen in NCM 1989, and in British Museum 1990.
1 May 1990. Site visit by A. Rogerson and member of the public. 
Precise findspot could not be relocated.
Dirk 709mm long with parallels in Holland and France. A small example from Kimberley (NHER 8891) in British Museum. See (S1).
E. B. Green (NCM), 29 May 1992.
Purchased by British Museum in 1995.
- FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1450 BC to 1300 BC)
- CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Middle Bronze Age - 1450 BC to 1300 BC)
- DIRK (Middle Bronze Age - 1450 BC to 1300 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Unpublished Document: Letter. |
|---||Map: Finder's Map.. |
|---||Serial: Butler, J.J. & Bakker, J.A.. 1961. Helinium.. Vol 1. |
|---||Publication: Butler, J.J. & Sarfatij, H.. 1970. ROB. |
|---||Monograph: Burgess, C.B. and Gerloff, S. 1981. The Dirks and Rapiers of Great Britain and Ireland. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 4 Bd. 7. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. [Articles on the purchase of the Oxborough ceremonial bronze dirk]. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1995. 3,400-yr-old dagger sells for £52,000. 21 February. |
|---||Article in Serial: Needham, S. 1990. Middle Bronze Age Ceremonial Weapons: new finds from Oxborough, Norfolk and Essex/Kent. Antiquaries Journal. Vol LXX Pt II pp 239-252. pp 239-240. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Finds Illustrations. |
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