SUSS-0E2C6A: A fragment of a copper alloy rapier or dirk

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Unique ID: SUSS-0E2C6A

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A fragment of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy dirk or rapier dating c. 1450-1150BC. 

The triangular fragment forms the tip of a blade. It is lozenge shaped in section with a worn central midrib on each face. The blade is slightly bent. There is a worn transverse flat break, and the edges and surfaces are also worn and abraded. The object is pale green with patches of a dark green patina. 

Measurements: length: 47.18mm; width: 14.44mm; thickness: 5.13mm and weight: 9.09g. 

Other recorded examples include: SUR-E7A00EWMID-871F5F; SUR-1DB3FB and a complet.e example LVPL-2D3369

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1450 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.18 mm
Width: 14.44 mm
Thickness: 5.13 mm
Weight: 9.09 g

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Alfriston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5102
Four figure Latitude: 50.79789651
Four figure longitude: 0.14130419
1:25K map: TQ5102
1:10K map: TQ50SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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