WILT-5D7742: Late Bronze Age Chisel

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Unique ID: WILT-5D7742

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Late Bronze Age (1150-800 BC) tanged chisel, measuring 89.79mm in length and weighing 28.6g.

The tang measures 7.34x7.13mm where it joins the body of the chisel, and narrows and thins to 5.83x1.85mm at the other end. Casting flashes are visible and worn down where it joins the collar.

The collar is a square-ish circle in cross-section (11.46x10.65mm), with the concave sides of the blade below extending from it and flaring to an expanded curved cutting edge 19.64mm wide.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 89.79 mm
Width: 19.64 mm
Thickness: 10.65 mm
Weight: 28.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th September 2011 - Tuesday 1st November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Ref. 3779

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Stockbridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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