SF-1D9A06: SF-1D9A06: Bronze Age socketed gauge

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
CC License:


Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

GOUGE

Unique ID: SF-1D9A06

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A fragment of a copper alloy late Bronze Age socketed gouge. Only the tip of the blade end survives. This is crescent-shaped in cross-section, narrowing towards the outer blade end and expanding at the broken inner socket end. There is a circular indendation in the centre of the inner end, which is the remains of the inner end of socket. The surface of the metal is corroded and the break is well worn, but races of dark green patina survive on both faces.

According to Pearce (1983, 43), socketed gouges 'appear to have begun in the Wilburton phase, and continued as part of the tool repertoire until the end of the Bronze Age', although they were much more prevalent Ewart Park phase of between c. 1020 - c. 800 BC. It is difficult to date them more accurately than this as there is very little variation in typology.

Gouges would have been used in woodworking.

Length: 25.49mm, width: 16.01mm, thickness: 9.69mm, weight: 14.46g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1020 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.49 mm
Width: 16.01 mm
Thickness: 9.69 mm
Weight: 14.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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: near woodbridge

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: BERK-07A804
Object type: GOUGE
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
A fragment of a cast copper alloy Late Bronze Age socketed gouge (1150 BC-800 BC). Most of the socket is missing due to a break. The cutting …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: CAM-FAF9D7
Object type: GOUGE
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
A copper alloy socketed gouge dating to the Late Bronze Age betweem c. 1150 and c. 800 BC. The gouge possesses a circular section socket and b…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NARC-5D5F57
Object type: GOUGE
Broadperiod: BRONZE AGE
A copper alloy socketed gouge dating to the Late Bronze Age betweem c. 1150 and c. 800 BC. The gouge has a hollow socket, circular in sect…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.