WMID-5D0705: Iron Age to Medieval: Iron bloomery slag

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SLAG

Unique ID: WMID-5D0705

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A fragment of Iron bloomery slag. The fragment measures 43.74mm long by 37.66mm wide by 22.40mm thick. It weighs 23.0g. It consists mainly of highly fired or vitrified clay, with a small amount of iron rich slag bonded to the surface. The Iron rich slag exhibits air bubbles and has a smooth, almost glass like surface. The process of smelting iron ore to produce iron has not changed much from the Iron Age to the Medieval period.

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: 800 BC
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.74 mm
Width: 37.66 mm
Thickness: 22.4 mm
Weight: 23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd February 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Brailes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
To be known as: Brailes

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 7 years ago

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