Record Details

NHER Number:1671
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard III


In 1948 a Late Bronze Age metal workers hoard was recovered in the parish of Snettisham. This hoard comprised an number of copper alloy objects including a razor, fragments of a leaf-shaped sword, a chisel, three gouges, six socketed axes, one tracer and a casting jet. It is thought that this hoard may be related to earlier finds in 1797 (NHER 1504) and the 1930s (NHER 1670), as well as a hoard recovered later (NHER 1672).

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Map Sheet:TF73SW

Full description

April 1948. [1]
Metal founders bronze hoard in soil 15 to 18 inches (38-46cm) deep found by deep ploughing.
Class II bronze razor; hilt and tip of blade of v-type leaf sword; one socketed mortising chisel; three socketed gouges, six socketed axes (including one with vestigal wings (two facetted, one with three ribs, two could be chisels)); one tracer, one jet.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Lawson gives gouges and chisel as two socketed gouges, one socketed punch, one tanged gouge, sword is tip of carp's tongue and hilt of Ewart Park.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BURIN (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHISEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • GOUGE (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAZOR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (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 73 SW 1.
---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. Snettisham.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Newspaper Article: November 15 . Eastern Daily Press.
<S2>Serial: February 194. Archaeological News Letter.. p 11.
<S3>Serial: 1949. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 1 (for 1948).
<S4>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1952. Notes on Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk (1943-8). Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 156-159. pp 156-157.

Related records

1504Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard I (Find Spot)
1670Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard II (Find Spot)
1672Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard IV (Find Spot)

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