|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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|Parish:||SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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.
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- 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 . |
|---||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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