Poorly Located Find Spot record WCB 090 - Bronze Age leaf shaped sword, said to have been found 14 feet deep in clay with a great number of human bones.

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Summary

Bronze Age leaf shaped sword, said to have been found 14 feet deep in clay with a great number of human bones. Formerly recorded as WCB MISC

Location

Grid reference TM 12 66 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM16NW
Civil Parish WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Leaf shaped sword, said to have been found 14 feet deep in clay with a great number of human bones, from clay or sand pit. 25 1/2 inches long, engraved lines on hilt, two rivet holes and central square ended slot. Also said to have had remains of wooden hilt and scabbard attached when found. Was in collection of R Fitch (S1). In 1966 in Norwich Castle Museum (S3).

Formerly recorded as WCB MISC

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Wetheringsett BA.
  • <R1> (No record type): Evans, J, The Ancient Bronze Weapons etc, 1881, 274, 282, fig 345.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM16NW16,.
  • <R2> (No record type): J Brit Aarchaeol Ass, 15, 230 Pl XXIII Number 4.
  • <R3> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Archaeologia, 73 (19922-3), 253-265, pl 46, fig 46.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. BA Metalwork in Norwich Castle Museum, 1966, 22, fig 44.
  • <R4> (No record type): J Brit Archaeol Ass 3, 1848, 254.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:46AM

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