SUR-431022:

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DIRK

Unique ID: SUR-431022

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded and incomplete fragment of a small cast copper alloy dagger or dirk, 49.7mm in length, most likely dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500-1100 BC). The fragment comprises the base of the blade and the butt end, with two incomplete rivet holes. The cross section appears to be flat and lenticular without a clearly defined mid rib and there is no evident decoration.

Notes:

Recorded from details emailed by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 1100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.7 mm
Width: 30.4 mm
Weight: 25.1 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Downton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1821
Four figure Latitude: 50.98812319
Four figure longitude: -1.74492521
1:25K map: SU1821
1:10K map: SU12SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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