SF-25A20A: SF-25A20A; Bronze Age fragment

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Unique ID: SF-25A20A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of Bronze Age copper alloy, probably from knife or blade. The fragment has a symmetrical, shallow, pointed oval cross section giving two cutting edges. One end is rounded and has a circular hole through its centre, whilst there is an abrupt break across the other. There is significant damage around the edges. Both faces have a shiny dark brown patina.

The fragment has few diagnostic features, but holes often feature at the hilt of blades and knives. See for example a more complete knife recorded with the PAS from Dorset (DOR-761B1C), a sword fragment from Cornwall (CORN-FE2E0D) and a sword fragment in a hoard from Essex (ESS-9B7343). Similar holes are also occasionally seen on razors, for example SUR-E3AEB2 from Oxfordshire, but the cross-section of the present object suggests that it is more likely to be a blade fragment.

Length: 31.12mm, width: 20.34mm, thickness: 3.22mm, weight: 6.53g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2350 BC
Date to: Circa 801 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.12 mm
Width: 20.34 mm
Thickness: 3.22 mm
Weight: 6.53 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Badingham

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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