LANCUM-5AC798: Bronze Age copper alloy socketed hammer

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Unique ID: LANCUM-5AC798

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Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed hammer. There is no apparent decoration and it is slimmer than is usual. The hammer is sub rectangular and slightly wasted in plan. In profile it is a truncated sub-triangle, with the facetted striking face being at the narrower end and the socket at the wider. The socket has a sub rectangular mouth and its internal dimensions are 43mm x 14mm x 12mm. The striking surface is rectangular in end view and is a typical obliquely angled triangle in profile, with bulging from use on when edge. It is Ewart Park phase attribution so would date from c1000 to c700 BC.

Length is 81mm, width is 19mm, thickness 18mm, and weight 59.51g.

Though not identical, it shares similarities with DUR-4E1468, BERK-CA241B, and NARC-5B738E

Class: Socketed

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 81 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 18 mm
Weight: 51.51 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th July 2019 - Wednesday 17th July 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Over Kellet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5369
Four figure Latitude: 54.11471194
Four figure longitude: -2.72047214
1:25K map: SD5369
1:10K map: SD56NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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Updated: About one month ago

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