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Record ID: LEIC-9D58D5
Object type: CASTING GATE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Bronze age copper alloy casting gate or sprue, 23mm long, 19mm wide and 16mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a greenish/brown patina and weighs 17.25 grams. The object consists of a sub-oval shaped base which tapers inwards gently. Above this the object divides into two sub-circular shafts, 6mm in diameter, which emerge at a 45o angle. The object represents the waste metal that would have 'plugged' the pouring funnel of a mould and would have been removed from a finished object.
Created on: Wednesday 9th August 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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