LVPL-F7E419:

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DAGGER

Unique ID: LVPL-F7E419

Object type certainty: Certain
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A flaked flint dagger of early Bronze Age date, 2,500-1,500BC. The object is a pointed oval in plan and lozenge shaped in cross-section. The flint is flaked on each face with covering retouch. Along each long edge and around the point is short, parallel low-angle retouch. The implement has been made on a grey-brown to dark grey flint.

Dimensions: 141mm in lenght, 47mm in width (at centre), 6mm thick (at centre), 10mm in width (at the point), 14mm in width (at the butt end).

A similar dagger which has been recorded on the PAS database is SF-AFF8C5, https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/113566 which states 'Flint daggers were introduced as part of the so-called 'beaker package,' although Upper Palaeolithic forms are also known. They are likely to represent flint copies of the earliest metal daggers and date from the European Copper Age and British Early Bronze Age, circa 2500-2000BC. They represent one of the finest and rearest types of flint implements of the early Bronze Age in this country', (SF-AFF8C5 ).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Class: Flint

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 2500 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 141 mm
Width: 47 mm
Thickness: 6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1996 - Monday 30th December 1996

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bolton (Metropolitan District)
District: Bolton (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Horwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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