A fragment of bronze ingot from a Late Bronze Age hoard found near Dawlish. Ingots of of bronze were cast into circular ‘bun’ shapes. These are usually found deliberately broken into pieces, possibly so that could be melted down more easily.
The Dawlish hoard consists of four gold bracelets, a fragment of bronze sword, two fragments of bronze axe and eleven fragments of bronze ingots. The hoard was probably buried around 3,000 years ago, at the very end of the Bronze Age.
The hoard was found by detectorists Andy Wareham and David Scott near Dawlish.
This object is on display at RAMM in the Courtyard.