Record Details

NHER Number:4481
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead


A Bronze Age socketed copper alloy axehead was found. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Socketed axe, unornamented axe 11.43cm (4 1/2 inches).
See (S1).

?same as bronze implement in (S2) and celt exhibited to Archaeological Institute 1847 by Goddard Johnson.
See (S3).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Why? In (S1) socketed axe from Marham.
E.B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (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. TF 70 NW 18.
---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. Marham.
<S1>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. p 27; No 284.
<S2>Monograph: 1905. Catalogue of Plowright's Collection in Swaffham.. 2.
<S3>Article in Monograph: 1851. Catalogue of Antiquities. Exhibited in the Museum formed during the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute, held at Norwich, in 1847. Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Norfolk and the City. Archaeological Institute. pp xxiii-lvi. p xxvi.

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