Element record L9421 - Middle BA rapier from the Trent, Shelford


FINDSPOT (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 64799 42100 (point)
Map sheet SK64SW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Shelford, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Middle BA (spear and) rapier from the Trent. (1)
Dredged from the River Trent near Stoke Ferry. Rapier, group III, Ind Phade VII-Taunton, MBA. Trapezoidal butt with two worn rivet holes (dia 9mm) an "omega" hilt mark and a central rib which disappears towards the point. The patina is olive in colour and abrasion has revelaed the bronze beneath. Scratches across the hilt mark may have aided the fixing of the handle. L 401mm, mbw 50.5mm and wt 200g. (2)
Sources give NGR SK 650 413 but above is for Stoke Ferry. See also L1844, L1853

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, Scurfield C, SMR

<1> Notts Gaz Comm, Thoroton Gazetteer (Index). SNT957.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, p 54 (Serial). SNT1481.

Other Refs: No 69

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Index: Notts Gaz Comm. Thoroton Gazetteer.
  • <2> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. p 54.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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