Record Details

NHER Number:5371
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axeheads, Blackdyke


Two Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axeheads found in the 1920s.

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Full description

?1920 to 1921.
Socketed and looped copper alloy axe from Blackdyke about 1924.
13.5cm (5.35") long in perfect condition. Has prominent V moulding at opening with fillet below and on each face 4 parallel 'beads' closed by pellets. Traces of a pellet are also to be seen at each angle in line with the others.
See (S1) and (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Socketed axe 11cm (4.4") long. Decorated on both faces with two raised ribs. Broad loop at one side. Square aperture. Found by a man ploughing in field in which fine socketed celt was found in 1924.
Obtained for CUMAE through Rev. T.G. Clarke.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Probably from near Black Dyke.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (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. Hockwold-cum-Wilton [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: 1925. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. vol.XXVI p.130.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1939. [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XIX, p 385.

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