|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Bronze Age palstave from 'Hilgay Fen'|
A Bronze Age copper alloy unlooped palstave with shield decoration was found on 'Hilgay Fen' in 1884. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.
Images - none
|Parish:||HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1884. 'From Hilgay Fen'.
No evidence of association with looped palstave from same collection.
Unlooped palstave with shield decoration and lateral vertical ridges and damage to one flange.
Formerly part of collection donated to the Metropolitan Borough of Hackey in 1910. Listed as No. 236 in the 1934 catalogue. Believed lost or stolen. The Central Library was bombed (1939 to 1945) and burnt (1950s). The
collection was crated in 1964 to 1965 when some objects were believed to have been stolen. No bronze implements remain in the charge of the Archivist. R.R. Clarke (NCM) had received a pencil sketch of the object (S1), but the date of the artist of this are unknown. The relevance of the attached letter is unknown.
A. Lawson (NAU) 10 August 1981.
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Finds Illustrations. |
Related records - none
Find out more...