Record Details

NHER Number:16545
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Bronze Age rapier, River Little Ouse


A Middle Bronze Age rapier found in the River Little Ouse at Lakenheath before 1927. The exact circumstances of its discovery are unknown.

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Full description

Pre 1927. Details of discovery unknown. 'From River Ouse at Lakenheath' (so could equally well be Hockwold).
Middle Bronze Age rapier of Trump's Fen series, two rivet holes.
Information from A. Lawson (NAU).
See (S1), (S2) in file.

This find does not correllate with any previously recorded find from Hockwold.
E. Rose (NAU) 12 September 1980.

Informant states there is a drawing of this in (S3) made early this century.
E. Rose (NAU) 29 August 1984.

Spots 'A' and 'B' on drawing in (S3) mark points where copper alloy has been sampled.
Originally purchased by G.F. Lawrence at Fenton Sale November 1927.
Marked in (S3) as 'Fenton's Collection'.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • RAPIER (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 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>Monograph: Pryor, F. 1980. A Catalogue of British and Irish Prehistory.. 1.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.

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