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AWL

Unique ID: SF-009D3B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and very corroded cast copper-alloy awl or similar tool dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods, c. 1500 BC-AD 410. The tool consists a circular-sectioned rod with a thickened midsection, tapering to an originally sharp point at each end. Preserved in rather poor condition with a patchy greenish patina, it measures 45.59mm in length, 4.9mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 3.46g.

Awls of this form are difficult to date as they were used throughout a number of periods in an unchanging form. Found on both prehistoric and Roman sites, a wide date range has therefore been suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.59 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Weight: 3.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Mutford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: SF
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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