DOR-DA1292: DA1292. Bronze age perforated stone tool

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Unique ID: DOR-DA1292

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An incomplete perforated pebble hammer or mace head. A small sub-rectangular shaped and polished stone tool with an approximately central straight sided circular perforation. There is some damage to one face of the implement. The stone is an igneous doloritic greenstone of medium grain (Pers comm. Roger Taylor, Geologist at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter). The nature of the perforation indicates it was drilled using a hollow drill. This is quite small for this type of tool, and its function is not certain. Date: Bronze Age (Pers. comm. Steve Minnitt, Somerset County Museum) Dimensions: 59.12 mm x 46.13 mm x 29.36 mm. (Diameter of perforation - 17.24 mm) Weight: 111.5 g

Class: Hammer/mace head
Sub class: Perforated

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Current location of find: Implement Petrology Group
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Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: 2150 BC
Date to: 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 59.12 mm
Width: 46.13 mm
Thickness: 29.36 mm
Weight: 111.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS entry 021694
Museum accession number: 04/2009

Materials and construction

Primary material: Igneous rock
Manufacture method: Ground/polished
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Chard Town (Civil Parish)

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