casting jet (casting jet)


A casting jet which was found with a bracelet and palstave axe in the Burlescombe hoard. A casting jet is the little piece of waste metal that forms in the mouth of a metal casting mould. Casting waste is a relatively uncommon feature of hoards that also contain bracelets, being more commonly associated with the ‘scrap’ hoards of the Late Bronze Age in southern England.

This object is not on display.

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