BERK-3E8051: Bronze Age: Rapier tip

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Unique ID: BERK-3E8051

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

Fragment of a copper-alloy cast blade, possibly from a rapier. The blade point is Bronze Age in date, though not enough of the artefact remains to more precisely date it to within this period. The item is an elongated triangular shape, with a narrowed end. There is a central midrib.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 7.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd December 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Metal Detectives Xmas Dig

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Lindsey Smith
Identified by: Dr Lindsey Smith
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Aston, Cote, Shifford and Chimney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3702
Four figure Latitude: 51.71551524
Four figure longitude: -1.46584068
1:25K map: SP3702
1:10K map: SP30SE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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