Record Details

NHER Number:4030
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstaves


Two Bronze Age copper alloy palstaves, found in the 19th century.

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2 Palstaves.
1 of which is dated 1864 with vertical ribs above 2 converging ribs below the stop ridge, looped 110mm.
The other has vertical ribs in the hollow above the stop ridge, 163mm long, no loop.
Both of Clarke's (NCM) Class III.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Does (S3), before 1842, refer to palstave or to flanged axe?
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Probably yes.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Same as Goddard-Johnson's 'celt from Castle Acre'?
See (S4).
E. Rose (NAU)

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (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 NW 16.
---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. Castle Acre.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clark, J. G. D. and Godwin, H. 1940. A Late Bronze Age Find near Stuntney, Isle of Ely. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XX pp 52-71. p 66.
<S2>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1910. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. Nos 234-235.
<S3>Publication: 1830. Woodward Correspondance. p.61.
<S4>Publication: Dawson Turner. Mss 23,027. p.80.

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