Record Details

NHER Number:7923
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axes (Diss, poorly located)


A Bronze Age flanged axehead and palstave, made of copper alloy, found before 1853.

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Full description

Pre 1853.
2 copper alloy celts.
See (S1).
(S2) lists a palstave from Diss 15.9cm long by 4.1cm wide as 'lost?', but no source or details are given.
Is this one of the above?
E. Rose (NAU) 28 January 1982.

Haft-flanged axe from Diss in Wellcome Collection (British Museum (Prehistoric and Romano British Antiquities), possibly one of above.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) October 1982.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLANGED AXEHEAD (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Diss.
<S1>Documentary Source: Manning, C. R. 1853. Catalogue of Antiquities found in the County of Norfolk. f. 16.
<S2>Monograph: Rowlands, M. J. 1976. The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking. British Archaeological Report. No 31. No 741.

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