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Record ID: CORN-3756A7
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cornwall
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Fragment of a gold bar or ingot, sub-square in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile and section, that has been worked on an anvil and swaged down with a hammer to stretch it out to a thin fine edge on one side. The opposite edge that is parallel has been chiseled off to create a stepped edge and has been separated from another piece. The two other sides, which are more concave in plan, have also broken off a longer strip, may have cracked due to flaws still visible in the metal. There are swage marks on both faces of the fragment which also have cracks within them and evidence of delami…
Created on: Sunday 18th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 2nd November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Sennen', grid reference and parish protected.

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Record ID: CORN-82DE52
Object type: PEBBLE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Stone implement, from a baked sedimentary rock, or meta-sediment with quartz veins and mica (musovite) inclusions, which were probably 'recycled' when the rock metamorphosed (Roger Taylor pers comm). The implement is triangular in plan, with a curved, expanded end, and plano-convex in profile and section. The expanded end is flat on one side and curved on the other, which may just be a result of the pebble being shaped by the sand and sea, and not by hand. The sides of the object are damaged, and these appear to be recent, perhaps as a result of being knocked by the plough. This 'waist…
Created on: Tuesday 17th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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