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Record ID: SF2236
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy sprue-cap waster. Dish-shaped with two casting runners. Medium green patina with some pale/medium green corrosive encrustations.
Created on: Tuesday 18th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK ARWARTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF3759
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete amorphous copper or copper alloy ?spill of molten metal, roughly plano-convex in shape with irregular upper and smooth lower surfaces. Medium green corrosion on dark brown patina. Maximum dimension 49 mm, minimum dimension 31 mm, thickness 15 mm.
Created on: Friday 20th October 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BRAMFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-BC8CA4
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy casting sprue or jet, oval in cross-section with one flat face and one projecting tapering face. It measures 26.2mm in length, 25.5mm in width and 18.8mm in thickness. The flat oavl face is rough to the touch and the rest smooth. This casting sprue could be Bronze Age or later in date.
Created on: Monday 16th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Westley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-8F14C2
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
In 1984 a Founders Hoard of mid – late Bronze Age metal work was unearthed. The Hoard consisted of eight objects. Two of the objects join together to form what could be part of a bronze bowl or caldron; however the piece could simply be a fragment of metal working debris. The Hoard consists of the following: 1) A fragment of a socketed axe SUSS-8F4D33 (found within the metal detectorists collection - it was not kept with the rest of the hoard, but is likely to be from the same find site, the detectorist is deceased). 2) Two fragments of a bronze bowl or caldron or possibly meta…
Created on: Thursday 26th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eastbourne area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-778BB1
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two molten solid fragments of cast copper-alloy which is likely to be metal working debris, this could date from the Bronze Age onwards. 1: Oval shaped, 26.3mm in length and 20.5mm in width 5.2mm in thickness, 13.7g in weight. One smooth face and one rough face. 2: Oval shaped, 16.5mm by 14.9mm in size, 6.1mm in thickness, 6.5g in weight.
Created on: Monday 6th February 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Friston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DF9031
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper-alloy casting jet or sprue, metal working debris. It has a circular terminal with a central stem, now incomplete projecting from the centre of the tapering face, the other face is flat and rough to the touch. The circular terminal measures c12.3mm in diameter and the whole fragment measures 11.6mm in length. Metal working debris could be Bornze Age or later in date.
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B2D191
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A jet with shaped channels derived from a careful operation of casting in bronze. The puddled surface presents a blackish-brown patina overlying a thick layer of verdegris. This surface is ovate, some 35x39mm, but with one area of the oval circumference omitted. The underside of this 'puddle' is convex, representing the depression in the clay or other mould material which was filled with molten metal. From this convex surface proceed or depend two symmetrical 'horns' or legs, curving outward and away from each other, ovoid in section and about 13mm in girth, terminating in oblique vert…
Created on: Tuesday 24th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E11A21
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Three copper-alloy fragments of metal working debris. 1: Oval in shape, 22.8mm by 17mm with a thickness of 10mm and a weight of 14.99g. 2: Oval in shape, measuring 23mm by 14mm in size and 7.2mm in weight. 3: A nebulous fragment, 25mm by 16mm in size and 5.7mm in weight. Metal working debris is difficult to date and these examples could concievably date from the late Bronze Age to the post medieval period.
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-C07E21
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of late Bronze Age plate scrap (ingot). C. 1000 - 800 BC. The fragment has a smooth flat inside surface with a slightly curved inside edge on its horizontal plane. It is also slightly curved across the horizontal inside surface making it very slightly curved in shape. Running vertically on its outside surface from the smallest bottom edge to the widest edge, there is a slightly uneven 5.60 mm raised rib decoration that runs the length of the fragment, with a smaller rib (3.22mm) running horizontally across the thicker rib at 5.22 mm from the fractured lea…
Created on: Monday 19th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 28th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'St Neots', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-3CE072
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A conical lump of copper alloy, patinated green. The piece is slightly concave and may be a piece of casting waste, possibly the well at the top of the mould. On the rounded surface are possible traces of casting jets.
Created on: Thursday 1st July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-0CC5F5
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy casting jet/sprue, from metal working debris. With an oval upper face, 35.5mm in length and 26.8mm in width, and two parallel roughly rectangular shaped projections from the lower face. These projections have a triangular cross-section and measure 31.9mm in length and 13.4mm in width. The date of this casting sprue is unknown, it could date from the Bronze Age to the Post-medieval period.
Created on: Wednesday 4th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blaxhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-A383D5
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper-alloy metal working debris. Pointed oval in shape, measuring 32mm in length and 23mm in width. One face is flat and rough to the touch and the other is rounded and smooth. lt is triangular in cross-section. It is most likely to be part of a casting jet or sprue and could therefore date from the later Bronze Age up to the post medieval period.
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Monk Soham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-4D1B03
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper-alloy metal working debris. Oval shaped in plan measuring 27mm in length 15.9mm in width and 15.3mm in thickness. This fragment is most likely to be part of a casting jet or sprue. It could date from the late Bronze Age onwards.
Created on: Thursday 19th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laxfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2D2886
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast copper-alloy metal working debris, probably part of a casting jet or sprue. Roughly rectangular in shape, measuring 20mm by 24mm in size and 14mm in thickness. One terminal has a flat oval part with a perforation through one end and the remains of another at the opposite end, a tapering rectangular shaped shaft projects at right angles from the flat oval part and is incomplete due to an old break. The date of this metal working debris is unknown.
Created on: Friday 19th December 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Freckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F83A78
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undatable copper alloy probable casting sprue. It is oval in shape, measuring 37.4x26.6mm and is max.17.7mm thick (at the centre). It weighs 50.14g. The underside is rough and uneven while the opposite surface is rounded and smooth. At the centre, longitudinally, is a 22.5mm long scar, which would presuambly have fed into the mould.
Created on: Thursday 19th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-DACFF3
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Ten cast copper-alloy molten irregular shaped fragments of metal working debris, these are undatable.
Created on: Monday 28th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Steeple Bumpstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-462516
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lump of solidified molton copper. It has a flat base and a domed top. It has been cut on two, opposite sides; one is a straighter, clean cut; and there is evidence of sooting to three sides. The object is 32.8mm long, 20.5mmwide and 17.8mm thick. It weighs 47.71gms. This was part of either a small ingot or a lump of molton copper formed in something like a crucible. It was probably carried in this form from elsewhere as travelling metal workers and traders would often carry lumps of metal around for forming on the site where objects were needed. It's lack of distincive form makes i…
Created on: Thursday 14th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chichester area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-300AB7
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy casting jet of possible Bronze Age date (2150 BC – 800 BC). Length: 12.2mm; width: 26.3mm and 13.9mm thick. Weight: 7.13g. The object is roughly funnel-shaped and in plan has a flat sub-oval concave head, the surface of which is irregular and pitted. This uneven surface was probably created when the molten metal was solidifying. On the underside there is a pair of sprue elements (feeders). Each feeder is in the form of a short stub. The piece has traces of a dark green patina, although bright green powdery copper alloy corrosion products are also present on …
Created on: Monday 25th August 2008
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-E7F042
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a Bronze Age plano-convex bun ingot. The diameter is approximately 110mm.
Created on: Wednesday 5th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-918C77
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lump of metal working slag with traces of fired clay attached to it, possibly from a furnace lining. The slag is from smelting or re-melting a non-ferrous metal for casting. The lump is 31.6mm long by 23.3mm wide by 17.4mm thick and weighs 32.5 grams.
Created on: Thursday 13th March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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