KENT-0F86A5: KENT-0F86A5

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HOARD

Unique ID: KENT-0F86A5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

8 Fragments of copper alloy from a Bronze Age Hoard.

Description

1. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 151.53mm, Maximum Width: 100.95mm, Maximum Thickness: 36.52 mm, Weight: 1659.7 g

2. Copper alloy "bun" ingot.

Length: 126.70 mm, Maximum Width: 112.66 mm, Maximum Thickness: 25.64 mm, Weight: 1381.2 g

3. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 80.01 mm, Maximum Width: 79.79 mm, Maximum Thickness: 24.89 mm, Weight: 592.7 g

4. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 73.57 mm, Maximum Width: 52.08 mm, Maximum Thickness: 26.42 mm, Weight: 301.9 g

5. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 66.57 mm, Maximum Width: 43.57 mm, Maximum Thickness: 25.31 mm, Weight: 256.0 g

6. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 54.49 mm, Maximum Width: 38.60 mm, Maximum Thickness: 19.11 mm, Weight: 119.0 g

7. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 27.78 mm, Maximum Width: 19.63 mm, Maximum Thickness: 16.67 mm, Weight: 31.6 g

8. Copper alloy ingot.

Length: 29.87 mm, Maximum Width: 18.25 mm, Maximum Thickness: 14.67 mm, Weight: 26.6 g

Discussion

Copper alloy ingot fragment hoards are frequently found in association with complete and fragmented copper alloy objects dating to the Late Bronze Age (c. 1100-800 BC). Many comparable Late Bronze Age copper alloy ingot fragments have been found recently in Kent as at Lenham (KENT-AE05E5) and Lenham station (KENT-8D8F21).

Conclusion

The objects qualify as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act (1996) (Designation Order 2002).

Bibliography

Authors

Mafalda Raposo (Volunteer)

Ben Roberts (Bronze Age Curator)

29.06.2012

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T80

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 8

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Secondary identifier: Mr Ben Roberts

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T80

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
To be known as: Lynsted

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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