Record Details

NHER Number:4495
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age hoard

Summary

A Middle or Late Bronze Age hoard, found in the late 19th or early 20th century, including a palstave, bracelets, rings, and torcs, all made of copper alloy.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BARTON BENDISH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Middle or Late Bronze Age hoard.
Found between 1881 and 1908.
All finds are made of copper alloy.

Flat tanged two-edged knife
Unlooped palstave.
Quoit headed pin, 'quoit' head decorated on both sides with incised triangles.
2 torcs, cast twisted, with hooked ends.
Bracelets.
2 rings.

Ashmolean Museum (Evans Coll.) illustrated and described hoard generally in (S1) and (S2).
See (S3) and (S4) for knife.

C. F. C. Hawkes in (S1) says the hoard is Late Bronze Age or even Middle Bronze Age.
Smith, in (S4), says the hoard is Middle Bronze Age 'ornament horizon'.
E. B. Green (NCM)

See (S5) in which he suggests this may be part of same hoard as Pentney Bradmoor, NHER 3944, and Boughton Fen, NHER 2602.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 February 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BRACELET (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • PIN (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • TORC (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 21.
---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. Barton Bendish.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Serial: 1555. Inventoria Archaeologia. GB.7.2.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1928. The Evans Collection. Antiquity. Vol 2 No 7 pp 351-353. p 351.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1960. Antiquity. Antiquity. Vol XXIV, p 281.
<S4>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 201.
<S5>Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1985. Bronzes from Brettenham, Boxford, Barton Bendish, Boughton and Bradmoor Common. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt II pp 169-175. pp 171-173.
<S6>Publication: British Association Catalogue.

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