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RAZOR

Unique ID: DOR-EBFA4D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy razor of Middle to Late Bronze Age date. The blade is sub rectangular and tapers slightly to a truncated end. It has a low central mid-rib on both faces with a thinned cutting edge along the outer edge on both sides. At the opposite end to the break, the blade narrows into a trapeziodal pierced tang. The tang has a circular attachment hole with an incised framing line around it on one face. The end of the blade has been bent backwards.
Date: Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age: 1400 BC - 800 BC
Dimensions: 68.6 mm x 24.15 mm x 0.18 mm
Weight: 13.63 g

A similar object is recorded on the PAS database: SUR-E3AEB2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1400 BC
Date to: Exactly 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.6 mm
Width: 24.15 mm
Thickness: 0.18 mm
Weight: 13.63 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017539

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Puddletown (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY7494
Four figure Latitude: 50.74501772
Four figure longitude: -2.36986969
1:25K map: SY7494
1:10K map: SY74NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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