SF9119: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: SF9119

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Fragment of cast copper alloy. The fragment is curved, with two parallel bands of rounded convex moulding on the exterior; both bands have damage to them (hammer marks) and between these the metal is rough. The interior has a series of parallel flat facets, striations and hollows, set perpendicular to the mouldings on the exterior. All the edges have fresh unworn breaks, indicating that the metal is quite brittle. The metal is patinated a dark green all over, including the breaks. Length perpendicular to mouldings, 7 mm. Width parallel to mouldings, 28 mm. Thickness 4 mm. It is thought unlikely that this is a fragment of mouth moulding from a Late Bronze Age socketed axe, due to the condition and the internal striations which are not found on other socketed axes. It may be quite modern.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 7 mm
Width: 28 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 9.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Colin Pendleton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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: 16 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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