Record Details

NHER Number:4144
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Hoard of Bronze Age copper alloy rapier blades


Around 1939 a hoard of four Bronze Age copper alloy rivetted rapier blades were recovered from the parish of Swaffham.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Around 1939. North of St Guthlac's Chapel.
Hoard of four bronze rivetted rapier blades:
3. 13 1/4 inches (34cm),
2. 14 1/2 inches (37cm),
4. 15 3/4 inches (40cm),
1. 20 1/2 inches (52cm) long.
1, 2, 4, are incomplete.
In NCM. [1]
Photo R. R. Clarke. (S1).
Drawings of 3 (S2 and S3) in the Illustration Library.
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Swaffham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: NRC Bulletin.. Vol III, no 3.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1939. Drawing of two Bronze Age copper alloy riveted rapier blades .. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1939. Sketch of a Bronze Age copper alloy riveted rapier blade .. Paper. 1:1.

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