WMID-EFB938: Bronze Age possible casting jet (plan view, front, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-EFB938

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A copper alloy unidentified object, possibly a casting jet of possible Bronze Age date, circa 950-750 BC. May also date to the Roman period if it is not a casting jet, therefore a wider date is given from 950 BC to AD 410.

The object is broadly rectangular in plan. The upper edge is flat and the underside has a 'U' shaped concave recess. Two circular-sectioned runners project from the upper edge of the object. The runners protrude beyond th eedges of the main body. The object has a mid-green patina with an abraded and pitted surface with areas of active corrosion.

Casting jets are waste products which form at the top of a two-piece clay mould when the molten metal has filled the object-shaped void below. An alternative suggestion by Dot Boughton is a very worn object with tubular fitting or socket.

The object measures 41.54 mm in length, 26.90 mm in width, 18.98 mm in thickness and weighs 23.7 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 950 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.54 mm
Width: 26.9 mm
Thickness: 18.98 mm
Weight: 23.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Trearddur (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH2480
Four figure Latitude: 53.28766282
Four figure longitude: -4.64177522
1:25K map: SH2480
1:10K map: SH28SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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