Record Details

NHER Number:28968
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early to Middle Bronze Age chisel


An Early to Middle Bronze Age copper alloy chisel, found by metal detecting in 1991.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 09 18
Map Sheet:TG01NE

Full description

1991. Metal detecting.
An Early to Middle Bronze Age flanged chisel was found in a flower bed in the back garden of a new house. The chisel possesses a stop ridge and is therefore later in date than a similar example from Swaffham (S1). The stop ridge is more a straight line, there is a slight thickening of the blade, and the cutting edge is damaged. The land on which it was found was formerly a water meadows.
See (S2) and (S3) in file.
Identified by E. B. Green (NCM)
W. Milligan (NCM), 8 May 1992

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CHISEL (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Rowlands, M. J. 1976. The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking. British Archaeological Report. No 31. No 1114.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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