|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Stibbard Bronze Age founder's hoard|
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.
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|Parish:||STIBBARD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
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. Information taken from (S1).
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.
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).
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- 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. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Publication: Kemble, J. 1863. Horae Ferales; or Studies in the Archaeology of the Northern Nations. p 154; Fig 22. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stibbard . |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|---||Photograph: BYN 7. |
|---||Illustration: [Unknown]. Sketch of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead from Stibbard. Tracing paper. 1:1. |
|---||Newspaper Article: Norfolk Chronicle. 1837. Discovery of Celts. 28 January. |
|---||Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service. |
|<S1>||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 NE 4. |
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