WILT-A573B6: Late Bronze Age socketed axehead

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HOARD

Unique ID: WILT-A573B6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Description: A dispersed Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 4 fragments of socketed axehead, one ring, one ?pointer, fragment of metal working debris.

1) Cutting edge of socketed axehead, hammer depression on face at break, splayed cutting edge, sides triangular in cross-section with worn-down casting flashes. Old breaks. 57.59x26.67x10.82mm, internal socket 34.85x4.82x12.85mm, 37.17g.
2) Fragment of socketed axehead consisting of a corner of the body. Old breaks. 17.01x15.79x5.92mm, 4.83g.
3) Fragment of socketed axehead consisting of a corner of one face and one side, the face has a single vertical rib, the corner is accentuated with a rib. Old breaks. 27.98x25.46x11.29mm, 15.75g.
4) Fragment of copper alloy metal working debris consisting of a probable spill, 32.11x18.99x1.56mm, 6.72g.
5) Fragment of cutting edge of socketed tool (probably axehead), cut vertically through cutting edge. Socketed body squashed and distorted presumably through hammer blow. No apparent casting flash, straight-sided body. Old breaks. 20.55x44.34x10.49mm, 31.47g.
6) Incomplete possible pointer, circular in cross-section, 7.15mm at old break, narrows to 2.35mm, bent along length. 54.19mm long, weighs 7.92g.
7) 'Ring' comprised of a bent section of D-sectioned copper alloy, 3.58x2.57mm. Possible break at one end which is narrower, 2.56x1.92mm. 35.21x24.51x7.27mm, internal diameter19.32x18.20mm, 6.55g.

Notes:

Conclusion: Consequently, in terms of age and number, the hoard qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T364

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011 - Monday 12th December 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2012T364

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Hindon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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