Flint dagger
Late Bronze Age flint tool which seems to mimic the shape of bronze daggers that appear in the Early Bronze Age. This example found at Hucclecote Roman Villa, Gloucestershire. (87 x 40mm)
1979.104
Sword
Late Bronze Age copper alloy sword from a hoard of metalwork buried in a wooden box about 1000 BC on Nottingham Hill, Gloucestershire and ploughed up in 1972. (length 633mm)
On loan (Arch1)
Sword
Late Bronze Age copper alloy sword with rivet-holes in the tang for attaching a wooden or bone handle. Part of a hoard of metalwork buried in a wooden box about 1000 BC on Nottingham Hill, Gloucestershire and ploughed up in 1972. (length 628mm)
On loan (Arch2)
Sword
Late Bronze Age copper alloy short sword from a hoard of metalwork buried in a wooden box about 1000 BC on Nottingham Hill, Gloucestershire and ploughed up in 1972. (length 463mm)
On loan (Arch3)
Bronze axehead
Late Bronze Age palstave with a loop which would help in lashing the axehead to a wooden shaft. Part of a hoard of metalwork buried in a wooden box about 1000 BC on Nottingham Hill, Gloucestershire and ploughed up in 1972. (length 139mm)
On loan (Arch4)
Whetstone
Late Bronze Age sharpening stone with a hole for attachment to a cord, from a hoard of metalwork buried in a wooden box about 1000 BC on Nottingham Hill, Gloucestershire and ploughed up in 1972. (length 463mm)
On loan (Arch5)
Iron 'currency' bar
Iron Age bar in the shape of a sword once thought to be a unit of exchange, now believed by some to be a rough-out for a sword. From a hoard of 147 found whilst digging a gravel pit in 1860 in Salmonsbury Camp, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. (length 770mm)
1950.173.1
Loomweight
Iron Age clay weight used on a vertical loom to hold the warp threads taut. From Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. (sides approx. 125mm)
1915.121.1
Loomweight
Iron Age clay weight used on a vertical loom to hold the warp threads taut. From Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. (sides approx 135mm)
1915.121.3
Weaving comb
Iron Age tool made of antler with incised decoration. This would have been used for beating the weft against the cloth in weaving, from Salmonsbury Camp, Gloucestershire. (137 x 43mm)
1929.18.138
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