Findspot - Bronze Age large bronze dagger found east of Street Ashton

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a dagger of Bronze Age date was found 200m north east of Street Ashton.

Notes about this historic site

1 A large dagger of ogival shape, with three rivets to handle. Early Bronze Age type, 1700-1500 BC, Wessex Type. This dagger may have come from a river eroded barrow. A similar dagger is recorded from Snowshill, Glos. which was found in a barrow with a spearhead, a bronze pin and a stone axe-hammer. Dimensions of dagger – length of blade 215mm; width (across butt in front of rivets) 68mm; thickness 3mm (max). Found very close to a stream, the Smite Brook. No acompanying finds.
2 Middle Bronze Age date given.

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