SF-4997E5: Bronze Age awl

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Unique ID: SF-4997E5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy possible awl dating to the Late Bronze Age. it is sub-square in cross section and tapers gradually towards one broken end; the opposite end has signs of old breaks as well. The possible awl is pitted and bent towards the thinner end due to recent damage.

The date is 1150-800 BC.

Length: 78.38 mm

Width: 5.39 mm

Thickness: 4.75 mm

Weight: 8.81 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 78.38 mm
Width: 5.39 mm
Thickness: 4.75 mm
Weight: 8.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 053
Other reference: Finders reference SS14 335

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

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.

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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