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    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Object type: GOUGE
    • Institution: DOR

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Record ID: DOR-2A0940
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A complete copper alloy socketed gouge. The upper part and socket are circualr in cross section. The socket is 15.2 mm in internal diameter and approiimately 50 mm in depth. Around the socket is a thick, rounded collar. The gouge tapers slightly and becomes C-shaped in cross section towards the cutting edge. There is casting line along each side. The cutting edge is slightly lopsided, probably as a result of use wear. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 - 800 BC Dimensions: 73.71 mm x 22.88 mm x 3.81 mm Weight: 57.22 g A silmilar gouge is recorded in database record DUR-06F0E8 and date…
Created on: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 16th August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-98A038
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy gouge.The tapering tip only remaining. The remaining shaft of the gouge is solid and oval in cross section. It tapers to a slightly grooved, wedge shape with a rounded end. The groove is shallow and 25 mm long. The surface of the gouge is a dark grey-green with a few patches of lighter green corrosion. Date: Late Bronze Age - c. 1000 to 800 BC Dimensions: 45.6 mm x 12.2 mm x 10.7 mm Weight: 16.44 g Similar to SWYOR-FCB525 which is socketed. It is possible this example was also socketed.
Created on: Wednesday 18th March 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dorset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FD5EF4
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy socketed gouge. The gouge (used as a wood-working tool) is sub-rectangular in plan, with an oval cross sectioned and slightly flared socketed. The cutting edge is 'C' shaped in section with an elongated triangular or 'V' shaped groove leading back from it on the upper surface of the gouge. This groove (length: 75 mm) terminates 16 mm from the open socket and gradually tapers towards it. The mouth of the socket has a flat topped rim with a ridge around the outside. There is also a low ridge around the body of the gouge below this, forming a slight collar. T…
Created on: Wednesday 9th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Bredy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-1AEA74
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy socketed gouge. The mouth of the socket is circular and there is some damage to it. The socket is empty. The gouge tapers towards the cutting edge and has a gently curved sectioned furrow. There is no sign of wear in the furrow, but there is some damage or wear at the working edge. The edge is flattened. Along each side, running longitudinally is a casting line, the sprues of which have been trimmed. The surface of the gouge is in generally good condition, retaining a greyish shiny patina, suggesting a tin component to the alloy. Date: Late Bronze age - c 1150 Bc to 800 B…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarrant Rushton', grid reference and parish protected.


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