PUBLIC-A84EB2: Bronze Age copper alloy awl

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-A84EB2

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A copper alloy awl, probably of Middle or Late Bronze Age date. The awl has a tang which is rectangular in section and tapers to a blunt edge. The tang is the centre third of the awl. The two ends are circular section, tapering to a blunt, rounded point. The surface has traces of a light brown patina. It measures 42mm long, 4mm wide, 3mm thick and weighs 2.53g. Awls can date from the Bronze Age, c. 1800 BC but as the design of awls has changed very little, it could also be much more recent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1800 BC
Date to: Circa 1100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42 mm
Width: 4 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 2.53 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nikki Goldblatt
Identified by: Mrs Nikki Goldblatt

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Osbournby area

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

References cited

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Updated: 7 months ago

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