Poorly Located Find Spot record MNL 883 - Findspot of a small Bronze-Age bronze celt

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Summary

"A very small bronze celt found at Mildenhall. Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 67 78 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

"A very small bronze celt found at Mildenhall. An oval stone hammer. A cinerary urn with burnt bones ..." (the latter two items not being described as from Mildenhall), also "part of a bronze sword ... found in Mildenhall", were exhibited by Rev S Banks at Quarterly Meeting of Suffolk Institute on June 5, 1851 (S1)(S2). This sword fragment is probably same as "obtained from near Mildenhall 1851 by the Cambridge Antiquarian Society", broken in half, no further details (S3), `A bronze sword, found at Mildenhall' amongst presents & purchases 1850-1851 (S4). Portion of hilt & blade with 4 shoulder rivet holes and tang slot, 19.65 cms long, weight 217 gms (S6)(S7).

Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> (No record type): PCAS, 1, 1859, 383.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Mildenhall BA.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 1, 1852, 305.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 6, 1886, 191.
  • <S4> (No record type): PCAS, 1, 7.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 268.
  • <S6> (No record type): Pendleton C, The Distribution of BA Metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985, numb.
  • <S7> (No record type): National Bronze Implements Catalogue, BM, (ill).

Finds (4)

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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