Record Details

NHER Number:2847
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age sickle


A Late Bronze Age socketed copper alloy sickle was found in the parish.

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Late Bronze Age II (early). Socketed copper alloy sickle with external edge of blade extending across end of socket. Both edges of blade are sharp. Socket has one rivet hole - rectangular cross section slightly curved knife.
See (S1).
(S2) describes a different sickle to that in the NCM but it is really the same object. Sir John Evans saw sketch shown him by Sir A. W. Franks.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

(S3) No.12 - 'Ex Woodward Collection' attributed to No.14 should refer to this.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, W.G.. [unknown]. Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists. Vol VIII, p 407. p 407.
---Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 SE 14.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Evans, J. 1881. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland. p 199.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Dereham (East).
---Article in Serial: 1864 to 1867. [unknown]. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Vol III, p 335. p 335.
<S1>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. No 307.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 270.
<S3>Article in Serial: Fox, C. 1939. The Socketed Bronze Sickles of the British Isles; with special reference to an unpublished specimen from Norwich. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol V Pt 2 pp 222-248. p 243.

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