LVPL-DC197E: Bronze Age metal working waste

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METAL WORKING DEBRIS

Unique ID: LVPL-DC197E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy ingot or 'cake' possibly dating from the Bronze Age period. The object is irregular in plan and curved in profile with one smooth concave face and a rough uneven outer convex face. The outer face is rough and pitted.

The edges of the object are uneven and rough but with an even patina due to breaks during antiquity. The object has a light green patina and is probably the result of metal working. The colour, texture, shape and formation of the ingot suggests that it may date from the Bronze age period, however without metallurgical analysis it is difficult to date the ingot precisely and it may be more recent. The object has a mid-green patina.

Similar examples of metal working waste and ingots which can be found on the PAS database include LVPL-3996B1 and LVPL-865D42.

Dimensions: 55mm in length, 48mm in width, 17mm thick, 134.7g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 2100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 55 mm
Width: 48 mm
Thickness: 17 mm
Weight: 134.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2016 - Thursday 20th October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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