Record Details

NHER Number:30580
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age awl and medieval strap end


Metal detecting here in 1994 recovered a Bronze Age awl and a medieval strap end fragment decorated with moulded acorns and engraved lines. A third object made from cast bronze was found but could not be dated or identified.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 94 05
Map Sheet:TF90NW

Full description

January/February 1994.
Bronze Age awl. Drawn, (S1).
Medieval strap end fragment, front plate with two cut-away arched openings with trefoil 'head' to the arches and an acorn on a stem in each arch. Engraved lines form border. 6 rivets. Repair strip on reverse.
Cast bronze object with ribbed, cordoned and 'pie crust' decoration. Part of one edge is unbroken. Reverse is rough and pitted, except along unbroken edge, ?date, (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 April 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Barnatt, C. A.. 1994. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1994. Drawing of an Undatable cast bronze object.. Film. 1:1.

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