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    • Period from: BRONZE AGE
    • County: Kent
    • Broad period: UNKNOWN

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Record ID: KENT-C30281
Object type: SLAG
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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4 fragments of Copper-alloy slag of indeterminate age, c.2350BC - Present Description:The Fragments are varied but all irregular in shape although most have very pourous typical of slag and all green with either a grey or brwn hue. Fragment 4 maybe more high metallic being far less porous and with more smooth edges than the other fragments.. Measurements: Fragment 1: 73.58mm long, 65.63mm wide, 33.06mm thick and 200g in weight. Fragment 2: 30.10mm long, 23.18mm wide, 4.16mm thick and 6.47g in weight. Fragment 3: 2: 40.74mm long, 26.83mm wide, 12.7mm thick and 32.04g i…
Created on: Monday 27th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-B1E020
Object type: PUNCH
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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Cast copper alloy punch, square in section with a circular sectioned, flattened and slightly splayed top. It tapers evenly from the top to the point. The point is irregular with no clear design but presumably originally came to a point or have a shape on it. 79mm long, 18mm diameter at the top, 6 by 7mm at the point; 100.86 grams. Such a simple, functional tool is hard to date and could be Bronze Age - Post Medieval. Similar to record : SUSS-779057
Created on: Monday 22nd August 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: KENT-390337
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A copper alloy object of uncertain date or function. The object is in the form of a crescent and is made of one strip of metal which is curved in to the crescent shape with an elliptical cross section. Both terminals are are rounded and are parallel to one another. There is a circular perforation in the centre of the crescent shape. The object is 60 mm measuring round from tip to tip by 5 mm top to bottom of the centre point which tapers down to 1 mm a the rt hand tip and 1.5 mm at the left hand tip by 3 mm thick tapering down to 2 mm at tips. It weighs 4.9g. No parallels have yet…
Created on: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Egerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-0D1528
Object type: HARNESS FITTING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A complete copper alloy ring of unknown date, c. Bronze Age to Post Medieval. The ring is annular in plan and has a flat rectangular cross section. It displays signs of ware on one side suggestive of terrets rings which ware where the reins go though the ring. It has an even bright green patina suggestive of some date. The diameter is 30 mm. It weighs 7.4 gms.
Created on: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 4th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Charing', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C81D9F
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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Eleven pieces of metalworking debris of unknown date. Ten appear to be composed of copper alloy and one example appears to be a lead alloy. The pieces have a combined weight of 600.0 g.
Created on: Wednesday 20th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd June 2015
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Record ID: KENT-23448B
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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Unidentified copper alloy object. Long sub-rectangular apparently complete object, tapered at one end with a sub-rectangular cross section. The surface has been polished and this remains apparent on tapered end and for the tip of the wider end. It has typical dark and light green patina for a copper alloy object with some ferrous oxide staining also present. Its use remains unclear, possibly an ingot, although polishing suggests otherwise, maybe a tool of unknown use. Measurements: Length: 68.87 mm, Width: 18.61 mm, Thickness: 4.05 mm. Weight: 57.22 g
Created on: Thursday 30th April 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 6th May 2015
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Record ID: KENT-9202AF
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A incomplete and worn copper-alloy finger ring of uncertain date. The ring is distorted spiral made of an oval sectioned strip creating one loop with over lapping ends. Such a simple object form is hard to date precisely and possible parallels include objects from Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval excavations or it may even be a more recent functional item. It has therefor been recroded as an object of unknown date. Diameter external: 24 mm. Diameter internal: 20 mm. Weight: 3.7 gms.
Created on: Monday 30th March 2015
Last updated: Monday 30th March 2015
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Record ID: KENT-4466B4
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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An unidentified object of uncertain date or function. The object is oval in plan and semi-circular in cross section. The reverse of the object is concave, creating a convex front surface. One end terminates in a rounded end with no sign of damage or attachments. At the other there is a perpendicular oval projection with a central rib and a concave depression on either side. The reverse of the projection is convex and does not appear to have any form of attachment nor does form part of a spring; it is not clear what function this projection serves. One the front surface there is an …
Created on: Friday 20th June 2014
Last updated: Friday 29th May 2015
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Record ID: KENT-9E0EE0
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A complete cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is discoidal in shape, with a central round hole measuring 8.2mm in diameter. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hard to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. The bead has a diameter of 12.33mm in diameter and is 1.9mm thick. The bead weighs 3.31g.
Created on: Friday 7th March 2014
Last updated: Friday 7th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hollingbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-C1C521
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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Twenty-nine pieces of copper-alloy metal working debris. Metal working waste is difficult to date and could be Bronze age through to Post Medieval in date. Collectively the pieces weigh 800g. They were found with item KENT-AB5525 on the database, a piece of metal working slag connected to furnace ceramic.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
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Record ID: KENT-AB5525
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A piece of copper-alloy metal working slag attached to some furnace ceramic. Metal working waste is difficult to date and could be Bronze age through to Post Medieval in date. The piece weighs 182.99g. The item was found with items KENT-C1C521 on the database, twenty-nine pieces of metal working debris.
Created on: Tuesday 1st October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 8th October 2013
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Record ID: SUSS-1F03E3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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An incomplete discoidal amber bead of uncertain date, probably dating from the Middle Bronze Age to Roman periods (c. 1500 BC-AD 410). They are most common to prehistoric assemblages in Southeastern England, most notably those of the Middle Bronze Age (cf. Treasure case 2011 T192). The remains of the bead consists of a 6.8 mm thick discoidal ring, with a central circular drilled hole. A portion of the outer edge of the bead has suffered damage, probably post-depositional in nature. The bead is of an even amber orange colour, with a matt surface to unbroken surfaces and a high glossy s…
Created on: Monday 19th August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
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Record ID: KENT-F4C000
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A copper alloy object of unidentified function. The object is irregular in shape, but forms a rough pyramid shape. It is 23.8mm long, 20.4mm wide, 12.1mm thick and weighs 17.7 grams. The light green patina of the object suggests a possible Bronze Age date.
Created on: Thursday 28th February 2013
Last updated: Thursday 28th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mardan', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-38CD67
Object type: AWL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A cast copper alloy awl, probably dating to between the Bronze Age and Medieval periods (c. 2500 BC-1499 AD).The object has a square cross section which tapers to a point at either end. There is a central circular collar in the center of object which is flat in cross sections. The object is 55.3mm long, 11.8mm wide and weighs 4.75 grams.
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2012
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hothfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-320412
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A cast copper alloy terminal of uncertain date and function. It is sub-triangular in plan and trapezoidal in section. The large knop has a rounded point at the end, and the base of the triangular shape is attached to a round projection. The projection expands into a round collared rivet, where it breaks. It is red in colour with light green patches of corrosion. It is in good condition, with one old break. It It measures 15.25 mm L x 18.01 mm H x 9.93 mm TH and weighs 10.41 g. It is possible that this is a globular pin head, although no parallel has been found. It may also be…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
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Record ID: KENT-2DCBE6
Object type: JAVELIN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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An incomplete cast copper alloy projectile point, probably a javelin dating to the Bronze Age. All the survives is the tip and a small portion of the body. The fragment is sub-triangular in plan, and circular with rectangular projections in section. The round portion creates a visible round ridge down the centre of the point; this section is filled with a secondary hard black material, which has medium sized inclusions within it, and some red iron corrosion at the edge of the break. It is in good condition, with a dark green patina. It measures 37.82 mm L x 10.92 mm W x 5.40 m…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd January 2012
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Record ID: KENT-A047F2
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.1mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 11.1mm in external diameter, 3.8mm in width and weighs 1.21g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A028C1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
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A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.1mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 10.1mm in external diameter, 4.1mm in width and weighs 1.23g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-A00563
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy bead of unknown date. The bead is irregular discoidal in shape. The central hole is irregular and irregularly placed, it measures 5.5mm in diameter. The bead is very worn, but complete. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hear to date outside of excavated contexts as they are used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period. This bead has been found with a large number of objects dating to the Roman period (c. 43-410 AD). 14.1mm in external diameter, 7.3mm in width and weighs 5.76g.
Created on: Thursday 15th December 2011
Last updated: Thursday 15th December 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Goodnestone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-0E2455
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casting waste. It is roughly pyramid shape, with two relatively flat sides. It has a light green patina with red, uncorrded spots of metal; it is also pitted. It measures 47.97 mm L x 41.28 mm W x 20.42 mm TH and weighs 101.72 g. Casting waste can be difficult to date, and can date from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period. A similar fragment of casting waste can be seen on the database KENT-F3D165
Created on: Monday 26th September 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2011
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