SF-48A7B5: Copper Alloy Casting Sprue

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METAL WORKING DEBRIS

Unique ID: SF-48A7B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy casting sprue of uncertain date. It is circular in shape with a conical profile and slightly concave flat front face. From the back of the sprue extends a sub-triangular prong, a second corresponding prong now missing due to old breaks. The entire object measures 22.37mm in height, 20.52mm in diameter, and weighs 25.02g. This is a sprue resultant from the casting of copper-alloy. It is of uncertain date ranging from the Bronze Age through to Post-Medieval periods, although finds from the same site may indicate a possible Roman date.

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.37 mm
Weight: 25.02 g
Diameter: 20.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Barking

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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