Record Details

NHER Number:4144
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Hoard of Bronze Age copper alloy rapier blades


Around 1939 a hoard of four Bronze Age copper alloy rivetted rapier blades were recovered from the parish of Swaffham.

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Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Around 1939. Stray Find.
Found north of St Guthlac's Chapel.
Hoard of 4 Bronze Age rivetted rapier blades:
1. 20 1/2 inches [52cm] long.
2. 14 1/2 inches [37cm] long.
3. 13 1/4 inches [34cm] long.
4. 15 3/4 inches [40cm] long.
Nos 1, 2 and 4, are incomplete.
Purchased by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1953.75).
See drawings (S1) and (S2) and photo by R. R. Clarke in file.
See also (S3).
Information from (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 August 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (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 81 SW 19 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. Drawings of two Bronze Age copper alloy riveted rapier blades. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy riveted rapier blade. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Serial: 1951. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 3.
<S4>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Swaffham.

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