Record Details

NHER Number:12631
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal find


Metal detecting in 1977 recovered a badly corroded copper alloy Bronze Age axehead.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 27 28
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

1977. Metal detecting. Found 'virtually on surface' of field boundary bank.
Thin-butted flat axehead, apparently bronze. 12.1cm long, maximum width 6.1cm.
All surfaces badly disrupted by corrosion. Possible cabling on one edge. Very slight hammered flanges.
Drawn (S1) NCM, in the Illustration Library. Newspaper report (S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1977. Drawing of a Bronze Age flat axehead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1977. Bronze Age axe detected. 20 June.

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