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Title: Metal working waste
Item Name: Manufacture and Processing


Five ingot fragments of copper alloy waste, probably of Bronze age date. Found at a metal detecting rally at Bishop Burton on 24/9/2011 (all within a c10m radius) and reported on the same day. Bright green patinas, irregular, with pitted and striated surface. Possibly a metal workers reserve store, intended for later use, but could also be a ritual deposit. Donated by the finder/landowner.

Year: 1500-700BC(c)
Culture: Bronze Age
Materials: copper alloy
Measurements: L:2.8-8.9cm; Wt:79.4-967.2g
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2013.30