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Unique ID: SUR-A18FB4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy punch, awl, or scribing tool. The object has a square cross section and one faceted tip and one narrow pointed tip. The tool is 70.4mm in length and sharply bent to 90 degrees at the narrower end which may have been set into a handle. The tool narrows from 4.6mm at its widest point to 1.1 at the bent tip; the faceted end is 2.8mm wide.


Despite similar tools being known back into the late Bronze Age, the edges on this example are crisply defined with sharp corners and regular facets, which perhaps suggests a Roman date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Exactly AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 70.4 mm
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shalbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3062
Four figure Latitude: 51.35628575
Four figure longitude: -1.570555
1:25K map: SU3062
1:10K map: SU36SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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