This hoard of 145 pieces is the largest Late Bronze Age metalwork assemblage recovered from Norfolk at the time of acquisition.

The hoard contains a wide variety of material including socketed axes, spearheads, gouges, rapier fragments and a possible sword scabbard guard. This may be a 'founder's hoard' with the items gathered to be melted down. Another possibility is that the hoard may represent a ritual deposition within the landscape, perhaps at a sacred spot, as three other late Bronze Age hoards have been found in the vicinity.

Provenance

Discovered while garden landscaping was being undertaken in Eaton, a suburb of Norwich.


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