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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
copper alloy
Common Name
casting jet
Simple Name
casting jet
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC); Middle Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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casting jet