Record Details

NHER Number:12593
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age winged palstave


Sometime before 1870 a Bronze Age haft-flanged axe with vertical punch line decoration was recovered from Rougham. The exact location, nature and circumstances of its discovery are not known.

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Full description

Pre 1870.
Haft-flanged axe (described in British Museum register as 'bronze winged palstave'). Approximately 15cm (5.75in) long with small stopridge and having the lower part ornamented with vertical punched lines. The sides have three facets, that in the centre ornamented in a similar manner.
See (S1), (S2), (S3) and British Museum Greenwell Collection WG 1830 (this is its number, not a date).
Object seen by E. Rose (NAU) 1974.

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)
  • WINGED AXEHEAD (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. TF 82 SW 18.
---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. Rougham.
<S1>Publication: Evans, J. 1881. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland. p 73.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 270.
<S3>Publication: 1953. British Museum Prehistoric Antiquities Guide. 26, fig.7:3.

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