Record Details

NHER Number:2925
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal finds

Summary

A Bronze Age copper alloy axehead and spearhead were found on the surface of a ploughed field in 1964.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9734 2005
Map Sheet:TF92SE
Parish:NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1964. Stray Find.
Surface finds in ploughsoil:
1) Bronze Age socketed axe, decorated with three parallel lines.
2) Bronze Age socketed spearhead, leaf-shaped blade, peg holes, incised decoration on socket.
See drawings (S1), produced by W. F. Milligan (NCM) in 1970.
Information from (S2).
These objects had probably been dispersed from the Bronze Age hoard that was discovered nearby in 1970 (NHER 1123).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 May 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 SE 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Illustration: Milligan, W. 1970. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead and copper alloy socketed spearhead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Elmham (North).

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