Record Details

NHER Number:11376
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal find


A Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead was turned up by a potato harvester in 1975.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 972 204
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

1975. Found on belt of potato harvester in northwest corner of field where 1970 hoard found about 457m (500 yards) away. Looped socketed axe. Casting flaws by loop and cutting edge. Double moulding at socket mouth. Cutting edge well splayed, not sharpened. Resembles number 8 of hoard but darker and more even patina. Drawn (S1) NCM, copy in the Illustration Library.
Seen by A. Gregory (NAU), 31 December 1975.

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

---Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 22. p 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory. T.. 1976. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Card. 1:1.

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