LANCUM-B395C5: Late Bronze Age chape

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Unique ID: LANCUM-B395C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy chape dating from the Late Bronze Age, that is c. 1000-800BC. The chape is related to the tongue-shaped chapes and is part of the Wilburton metalworking industry of the Late Bronze Age. It survives complete and in excellent condition. All surfaces are smooth and of golden-brown colour. It has a diamond-shaped cross section throughout with a probably solid-cast squere at the bottom. There is a small hole on either side to attach it to a scabbard which was probably made from leather. A very similar chape was recorded under SWYOR-4A2F62.

NB: The original images were kindly provided by the finder.

Class: chape

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 82 mm
Width: 29 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Weight: 52.81 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Lancaster

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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