SUR-E3AEB2: Undated: Unidentified object

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Unique ID: SUR-E3AEB2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An elongated fragment of thin copper-alloy sheet, now very 'nibbled' along its edges and likely to be part of a razor of Bronze Age date. The fragment tapers and the narrower end is straight. The narrower end is pierced by a circular attachment hole. The opposite end may be incomplete. On both sides is a series of low parallel ridges which may be the result of hammering.

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 1400 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.53 mm
Width: 20.2 mm
Weight: 3.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th April 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-548

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Swyncombe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6791
Four figure Latitude: 51.61385101
Four figure longitude: -1.03376061
1:25K map: SU6791
1:10K map: SU69SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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