LVPL-E06DD7: Bronze Age possible Hog's back knife

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Unique ID: LVPL-E06DD7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy object probably dating to the Bronze Age. The object is oval in plan and cross-section. It is slightly curved in profile. The central perforation is oval in plan with a slightly raised rim on the upper (concave) face of the object. The perforation has an internal length of 11mm and a width of 6mm. The object is almost complete however the edges have been nibbled away in places due to corrosion and possibly through movement in the ploughsoil. There are no forms of attachment. The object has a smooth mid-brown patina and is in fair condition.

The function of this object is unknown and currently a parallel has not been found however the patina of the object and its form indicate that it is probably of Bronze Age date.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1020 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 7.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Blyton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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