IOW-7B755D: Late Bronze Age Gouge

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Unique ID: IOW-7B755D

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An incomplete Late Bronze Age copper-alloy socketed gouge (c. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC ).

This gouge is circular in cross-section at the top and 'C'-shaped in cross-section at the bottom. It tapers slightly from the top towards the bottom. The top of the socket has a thickened mouth collar. The cutting edge is missing due to a break. Two vertical casting seams are filed and hammered flat.

This gouge is green with patches of a darker green patina. The break at the top is old and the break at the bottom may be more recent.

The gouge possibly belongs to the Ewart Park phase (c. 1000 BC-c. 800 BC).

Length: 64.9mm; diameter at top: 17.3mm; width at bottom: 15.0mm; maximum thickness of mouth: 2.9mm; distance from the top of the mouth to the convavity: 36.9mm; depth of socket from top of mouth: 49.0mm. Weight: 43.17g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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
Length: 64.9 mm
Width: 17 mm
Weight: 43.17 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th July 2016 - Sunday 24th July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-1-247

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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