WILT-D4F151: Bronze Age chape

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Unique ID: WILT-D4F151

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast copper-alloy bag shaped chape dating to the late Bronze Age. The chape has an oval opening, concave sides, a rounded bottom, and a perforation in each face. There are also two irregular perforations in the bottom, most likely resulting from ancient damage. The surface is smooth, with no decoration.

Chape is 18.4mm in height and 26.3mm at its widest point. The mouth of the chape is 21.2mm wide x 9.2mm thick, the internal measurements are 18mm x 6.3mm.

A couple of these chapes are listed in O'Connor (1980, 190-191; ref. 161). They are associated with the 'carp's tongue complex' of south-east England and date to the Ewart Park metalworking phase.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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
Height: 18.3 mm
Width: 26.3 mm
Thickness: 9.5 mm
Weight: 10.8 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Becky Hall
Identified by: Miss Becky Hall

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4374

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Rockbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1118
Four figure Latitude: 50.96132141
Four figure longitude: -1.84474451
1:25K map: SU1118
1:10K map: SU11NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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