ESS-E47DD7: Bronze Age Awl

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Unique ID: ESS-E47DD7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A late Bronze Age cast copper alloy awl dating from 1000BC to 800BC. The awl has a thickened centre and tapers to a point at each end. It has a circular cross section and the tip at one end has been slightly bent over. It measures 56mm in length.

For a similar example on the PAS database see BH-D64995.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 1
Length: 56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Chignall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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