ESS-6B22A3: ESS-6B22A3 Bronze Age scabbard

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Unique ID: ESS-6B22A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Fragment of a late Bronze Age 'tongue' shaped scabbard chape. The surviving section is an elongated trapezoid in plan and it has a narrow hexagonal cross section.There is damage to both ends. There is a pronounced central rib running along the front and back face. It has a mid-green patina.The artefact is damaged, with recent damage seen on one face in the form of several dents revealing the copper colour below the patina.It is 69.89mm long, 27.40mm wide tapering to 17.69mm, and it is 10.27mm thick tapering to 9.63mm. The walls are 1.35mm thick. It weighs 33.69 grams.

Class: Chape

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 69.89 mm
Weight: 33.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006 - Sunday 31st December 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6399

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Hatfield Broad Oak (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5516
Four figure Latitude: 51.82113
Four figure longitude: 0.247525
1:25K map: TL5516
1:10K map: TL51NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Updated: 7 years ago

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