|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Bronze Age rapier, Little Ouse|
At an unspecified date a Bronze Age rapier was found in the Little Ouse near Thetford. This sword had imperfect rivet holes at the base.
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|Parish:||THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Little Ouse near Thetford.
Bronze rapier 45cm (17.75in) long originally 52cm (20.5in) long. Stabbing sword. Imperfect rivet holes at base - cast in the blade.
Held by Ashmolean Museum as part of Evans Collection.
See sources (S1-5).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- RAPIER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 88 SE 73; TL 88 SE 75. |
|---||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. Thetford. |
|<S1>||Publication: Evans, J. 1881. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland. pp 250-252; Fig 316. |
|<S2>||Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. pp 270, 277. |
|<S3>||Publication: Bronze Age Metalwork in Norwich Castle Museum. |
|<S4>||Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 56. |
|<S5>||Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68. |
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