Wardour Hoard

Bronze Age, 2,200 - 700 BC

This hoard is more than 2700 years old and contains over 100 copper alloy objects. The range of objects consists of tools – axe heads, chisels, sickles, gouges; weapons – spearheads, daggers, knives, swords, scabbard fittings; and ornaments – razors, rings, jewellery, and a cauldron clamp. The flat axehead is the oldest object in the hoard dating to around 2200BC. This object was around 1,500 years old when this hoard was buried in the Late Bronze Age.

 

 

 

 

 

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Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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