Record Details

NHER Number:22921
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age sword from River Little Ouse


A Bronze Age copper alloy sword found by metal detecting under water. The sword was broken into two pieces. The sword was formerly recorded under NHER 22336.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 74 87
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

Mid November 1985. Found with metal detecting under water in Little Ouse River towards Norfolk shore.
Copper alloy sword in two pieces with 2 rivets (1 loose), compare with example from Ewart Park.
38.5cm to break, 54.5cm long.
Drawn at British Museum (copy in file), photos at NCM.
Identified by S. Needham (BM).
This object was formerly recorded under NHER 22336, which now relates only to the iron sword.
W. Milligan (NCM) 21 April 1986.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: NCM. [unknown].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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