KENT-9348EE: KENT-9348EE: Late Bronze Age votive model wheel

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VOTIVE MODEL

Unique ID: KENT-9348EE

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A complete Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age copper alloy Votive Model of a miniature wheel dated to c. 1000-500 BC. The wheel is circular in plan with a trapezoidal shaped 'axel' from which four spokes radiate before joining the outer rim. The rim of the wheel and the spokes are rectangular in cross section. There is a circular perforation in the centre of the axle which appears to have been drilled. The upper surface of the model is covered with striations in one direction which appear to have been creating by an abrasive surface. The reverse of the modle is not decorated.

The model is 21.8mm in diameter, 1.9mm thick and weighs 2.50 grams.

On the record for HESH-C53CF4, which is very similar to this example, Peter Reavill writes:

"This form of artefact is relatively rare and the PAS has only recorded one other example from Thimbleby, Lincolnshire (DENO-0BBA52). Images of this artefact were sent to Dr Adam Gwilt at NGMW, Cardiff. Dr Gwilt suggested that similar comparable artefacts had been recorded in the late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age assemblage from the votive site at Flag Fen, Peterborough, amongst the Iron Age Salisbury hoard, and also the Hounslow Hoard. "

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 21.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Hollingbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8154
Four figure Latitude: 51.25643186
Four figure longitude: 0.59251983
1:25K map: TQ8154
1:10K map: TQ85SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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