Record Details

NHER Number:10417
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal find (Reedham, poorly located)


A Bronze Age copper alloy palstave was found at an unknown location in the 19th century.

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Full description

Pre 1880. Stray Find.
From Reedham:
1 Bronze Age copper alloy palstave, 152mm long, strong side and stop ridges. Fine patina, oval indentation below stop ridges; wide blade.
Held by the British Museum (1880,0802.70).
Information from (S1).

As noted on (S1), this may be the "bronze celt" from Reedham that was exhibited by Mr Fitch at a meeting of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society in May 1869 (S2). See also (S3)

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 June 2016.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (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. TG 40 SW 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Reepham.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1872. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VII pp 349-374. p 358.
<S3>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 277.

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