BH-DD8C91: Undated knife (probably)

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Unique ID: BH-DD8C91

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a copper-alloy blade of uncertain date.

The piece represents the distal end of the blade. The narrow, slender artefact is parallel-sided along much of its length, tapering to a blunt point. The cross section is lenticular, with a suggestion of a central ridge on each face. The surfaces are heavily corroded and the break appears to have occurred in antiquity.

Dimensions: 48.6mm long, up to 9.2mm wide and 2.5mm thick. Weight: 4.82g.

It is possible that this is the tip of an implement such as a dirk or rapier; however, its slender form suggests it is more likely to be a small knife. Such knifes are known from Mid to Late Bronze Age contexts, but given the lack of patina, a more recent date cannot be ruled out.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.6 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 4.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/45 - 3

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Bledlow cum Saunderton

Spatial coordinates

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

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