Record Details

NHER Number:5816
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age rapier, Little Ouse


At an unspecified date a Bronze Age rapier was found in the Little Ouse near Thetford. This sword had imperfect rivet holes at the base.

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Full description

Little Ouse near Thetford.
Bronze rapier 45cm (17.75in) long originally 52cm (20.5in) long. Stabbing sword. Imperfect rivet holes at base - cast in the blade.
Held by Ashmolean Museum as part of Evans Collection.
See sources (S1-5).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • 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. TL 88 SE 73; TL 88 SE 75.
---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. Thetford.
<S1>Publication: Evans, J. 1881. The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland. pp 250-252; Fig 316.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. pp 270, 277.
<S3>Publication: Bronze Age Metalwork in Norwich Castle Museum.
<S4>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 56.
<S5>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68.

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