WAW-78D727: Iron Age to Medieval: Slag

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SLAG

Unique ID: WAW-78D727

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of Iron bloomery slag.

The fragment measures 41.42mm long by 29.63m wide and 14.31mm thick. It weighs 10.4 grams.

The fragment of slag feels light for its size, and bears a resemblement to vitrified clay. Air bubbles are present.

The process of smelting iron ore to produce iron has not changed much from the Iron Age to the Medieval period, so this piece of bloomery slag could date from any time between the Iron Age (800 BC) to the Medieval Period (1500 AD).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.42 mm
Width: 29.63 mm
Thickness: 14.31 mm
Weight: 10.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th July 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tysoe

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Secondary 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)
Parish or ward: Tysoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3444
Four figure Latitude: 52.093306
Four figure longitude: -1.505133
1:25K map: SP3444
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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