WMID-A7CD98: Iron Age to Medieval: Slag

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SLAG

Unique ID: WMID-A7CD98

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A fragment of Iron bloomery slag. The fragment measures 35.12mm long by 29.00mm wide by 17.21mm thick. It weighs 26.5g. The Iron rich slag exhibits a large number of air bubbles and is relatively heavy in relation to its size. 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: 35.12 mm
Width: 29 mm
Thickness: 17.21 mm
Weight: 26.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 23rd 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: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
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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