Bronze Age sword fragment??

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Found this today, could it be a fragment of a broken Bronze Age sword? It’s definitely bronze and blade shaped.
I gridded the area, and nothing else was found.
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Nice find but sorry I have no idea of its age..

What strikes me is just how uniform the cross section is..
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Well that looks promising!
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BA dagger/dirk fragment/section.

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*Said in his best scooby doo voice*
Ooooooh shaggy...nice find sir.... :thumbsup:
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Cracking find, and you should be pestering your FLO with that one first thing in the morning :thumbsup:
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Thanks all, appreciate the feedback.
I have another couple of 'bits' of bronze, that 'could' be something. I'll post them up tomorrow when I get some more photo allocation :thumbsup:
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I wonder if the size of the fragment has any significance? I say this because I can't help feeling it's been deliberately broken??.
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You have a pm mr shaggy :thumbsup:
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Pete E wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:23 pm I wonder if the size of the fragment has any significance? I say this because I can't help feeling it's been deliberately broken??.
If it is BA (and that looks very likely) then the odds that it was broken by way of a votive offering are high.
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The chap I was with said that there is evidence of wet land and reeds, so this could be the environment that votive offerings would be made.
I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on this area when the soil is turned again.
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Some other bronze items from this area:
First one looks like it had a cutting edge, but looks too small for an axe and not pointy enough for a dagger or spear. I’m there thinking it could be the top of a chisel? It also has some air bubbles in the casting, so probably the reason in broke?
Any thoughts?
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And another bronze item. To me it looks like it could be a fragment of a spear. It has the raise ‘bump’ running down the centre and is tapered with a cutting edge on both sides.
What threw me on this was it seems to have a void in the middle like it was hollow. There looks to be another fragment pushed into the void, but it’s tight and I’ve not put any pressure on to remove it.can be seen on the last picture (it’s not the back of the item)
Any thoughts on this one?
Thanks
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I wonder if you may have come across a founders hoard, or part of it, hopefully you may find some more pieces

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