Record Details

NHER Number:2739
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave


In around 1904-5 a Bronze Age palstave was found in Wretham. This example had no loop and a rather corroded blade.

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Full description

Around 1904-05.
Ribbed palstave (132mm long).
Shield below steep ridge - no loop rather corroded 53mm across blade.
Held by Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography (S1).
See Bronze Age Index.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

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: 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. Wretham (West).
<S1>Article in Serial: 1908. Appendix No. II. List of local objects purchased for the museum with the grants made by the society to December 1905. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XII (New Series Vol VI) pp 12-13. p 12.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1904. Clark's Class I.. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XX, p 64.

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