Ingot

Description
This is one of forty two ingots of almost pure tin which were found by divers from the South West Maritime Archaeology Group. Such a large quantity of tin would have made a valuable cargo. We do not know if they were being shipped along the coast or across to France. Tin has been traded in this way for many hundreds of years and it has not been possible to date these ingots yet but this one is thought to be prehistoric.
Accession Loan No.
70/2002/21
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
ingot
Simple Name
ingot
Full Name
ingot
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC); Iron Age (800 BC-43 AD)
Family Group

Material
tin
Collection Site Name
Bigbury Bay, Erme Estuary
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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