WMID-3A9B02: Bronze Age copper-alloy sword fragment

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Unique ID: WMID-3A9B02

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A cast copper-alloy fragment from a probable late Bronze Age sword. The fragment is pointed oval in section and tapers very slightly in plan from 29.17 mm to 28.8 mm. It is 6.48 mm thick and measures 28.06 mm long. It weighs The patina on the break at each end suggests that this break is ancient. The surface has a dark green patina, pitted to a paler green in places.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.06 mm
Width: 28.8 mm
Thickness: 6.48 mm
Weight: 25.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010 - Sunday 28th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7393
Four figure Latitude: 52.534189
Four figure longitude: -2.399471
1:25K map: SO7393
1:10K map: SO79SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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