|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Bronze Age axe and Mesolithic or later quartzite mace/hammer|
A Bronze Age socketed axe with four ribs and cast cross and pellet decoration was found in 1974, and in 1997 half a quartzite pebble mace or hammer was recovered. The perforated quartzite object is not closely datable, these objects having been produced from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age.
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|Grid Reference:||TL 7257 9978|
|Parish:||OXBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
19 March 1974. Stray Find.
Found by  on surface of field:
1 Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe. Four ribs and cast cross and pellet decoration, looped and single moulding at sub-rectangular socket. See drawing (S1).
A. Gregory (NAU).
June 1997. Stray Find.
Surface find by :
1 quartzite pebble mace/hammer (half). See drawing (S2).
These objects are not closely datable, simple foms such as this having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
D.Gurney (NLA), 9 July 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 April 2013.
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- PEBBLE MACE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Oxbough. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Gregory, T. 1974. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe. Card. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Illustration: Gurney, D. 1974. Sketch of a Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble mace/hammer from Oxborough. Paper. 1:1. |
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