WILT-FF82BC: Bronze Age socketed gouge

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GOUGE

Unique ID: WILT-FF82BC

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A nearly complete cast copper-alloy socketed gouge dating to c. 1000 to 650 BC. It is 47.91mm in length and 13.40mm in diameter at its greatest. The socketed end of the gouge has a circular section and an internal diameter of 10.43 mm. The gouge tapers down its length into a C-shaped section, with a furrow widening to c9mm down the length starting c12.50mm from the open socket. Casting seams can be seen on both sides of the gouge.
A gouge of this type would have been used for woodworking. Similar examples are recorded on this database including one from Dorset (DOR-FD5EF4), another from near Salisbury (WILT-1D68BC) as well as part of a hoard from Cumbria (LANCUM-6F9525).
The gouge has a mottled green patina and wear or small breaks at both ends. It weighs 19.58g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 650 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.91 mm
Weight: 19.58 g
Diameter: 13.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge
Identified by: Mrs Jane Hanbidge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM - 4744

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Frampton

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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