BH-864DB7: Late Bronze Age chape (possibly)

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Unique ID: BH-864DB7

Object type certainty: Possibly
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An incomplete copper-alloy object which is tentatively identified as a chape of late Bronze Age date (A.Macgregor, 1987, p. 110, no.1178 (similar)). The piece is sub-triangular and has a shallow, transverse recess of oval shape at the top. The object tapers towards the bottom where it is broken off. It measures 39mm long by 23.9mm wide and 8.4mm thick. It weighs 18.16g. The surfaces are heavily corroded.

Class: Chape

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 39 mm
Width: 23.9 mm
Thickness: 8.4 mm
Weight: 18.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/217 - 2

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Hadham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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