Ingot fragment; part of Dawlish hoard

Description
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.

Purchased with support from the Headley Trust and Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. The museum extends its thanks to Devon County Council, Refinitiv, the Friends of RAMM and Erin Cox Jewellery who made generous grants. Thanks also to local groups, including the Friends of Dawlish Library, Newton Abbot District Metal Detecting Club and the Devon Archaeological Society and the many individuals who contributed to the campaign to save the Dawlish Hoard.
Accession Loan No.
34/2019/11
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
ingot fragment; part of Dawlish hoard
Simple Name
ingot
Full Name
ingot fragment; part of Dawlish hoard
Dimensions
whole length 80.8 mm; whole width 73.3 mm; whole TH 28.5 mm; whole 730.0 g
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC); Late Bronze Age (1200-700 BC)
Production Year Low
1000
Production Year High
700
Family Group

Material
copper alloy
Collector / Excavator
Andy Wareham; Paul Scott
Collection Site Name
Dawlish
Collection Parish
Dawlish
Collection Town
Dawlish
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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