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Record ID: NMS-7F2640
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Large amorphous-shaped piece of copper alloy, possible casting waste. The waste does not contain any evidence of slag or mineral ore within it's surface contours and is not from a refining process. It has solidified unfettered from the molten state and may possibly be associated with casting or industrial activity hereabouts. No metallurgical investigation has been carried out and the object remains un-dateable. A good deal of similar material has been found in the plough-zone of the fields in the vicinity of this find and further information and context is discussed in the notes secti…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: NMS-D4EAC8
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy handmade nail of unknown date. The nail has a large sub-circular flat head from the nominal centre of which springs an integral square sectioned tapering prong. The flat head is set at an angle of approximately 25 degrees to the horizontal. The oblique angle appears to be by design and not the result of damage and this coupled with the copper alloy manufacture may suggest a specialist purpose such as ship building or a non-spark application. The nail has an even dark green patina indicative of age, and as a handmade example it would predate the industrial revolution.
Created on: Thursday 28th September 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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