KENT-FDBC44: Bronze Age Hammer

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HAMMER

Unique ID: KENT-FDBC44

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An incomplete copper alloy socketed hammer of Middle to Late Bronze Age date. It is sub rectangular in plan and side view and is sub rectangular in cross section with rounded corners. The head of the hammer is convex and damaged. There are no collars or other decoration on the surface which is severely pitted and corroded overall. At the top there is an old irregular break. The incomplete hammer has a length of 52.2mm, width 19.7mm and weighs 73.46g. The sub rectangular socket measures approximately 12.0mm by 11.4mm.

This is similar in shape to an example in Rohl & Needham 1998, p.132, fig.173. A similar example can also be seen on the database:IOW-A05DE6

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.2 mm
Width: 19.7 mm
Weight: 73.46 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Harwood
Identified by: Miss Emily Harwood

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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