Record Details

NHER Number:7147
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Stibbard Bronze Age founder's hoard

Summary

In 1836 construction workers digging a drain recovered a hoard of between 70 and 80 small Bronze Age palstaves, and 9-10 spearheads. These are thought to be unfinished castings from three different moulds, and hence the hoard has thought to be deposited by a metal worker.

Images

  • Looped palstaves from a Bronze Age hoard found at Stibbard.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Palstaves from a Bronze Age hoard found at Stibbard.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Spearheads from a Bronze Age hoard found at Stibbard.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF92NE
Parish:STIBBARD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1836. Found southwest of church.
The Stibbard founders' hoard of bronzes.
For full details see file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 16 February 1982.

2 July 1836. 'Stibbard Hoard'. Found whilst making drain.
Founders hoard of between 70 and 80 small palstaves, 9-10 spearheads (class IIIa), unfinished castings from three different moulds.
R. R. Clarke (NCM), later adds that there were 72 palstaves.
Objects are now in the British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Cambridge University Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography and NCM.
R. Fillery-Travis (NLA), 23 Mary 2007.

1966.
A looped palstave with shield and stem decoration, unfinished casting, brought in for comment at KLM, thought to be part of the hoard
E. B. Green (KLM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Brown, M. A. and Blin-Stoyle, A. E. 1959. A Sample Analysis of British Middle and Late Bronze Age Material using Optical Spectrometry. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol XXV pp 188-208. p 203.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stibbard [5].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: BYN 7.

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