Casting jet fragment

This fragment (shown on the left of the photograph) is one of three Middle Bronze Age items found together by a metal-detectorist and declared as Treasure. The group consists of a palstave axehead broken into two pieces, and this piece of waste from the casting process. They form important evidence for the manufacture of Bronze Age weapons in Devon.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
copper alloy
Common Name
casting jet fragment
Simple Name
casting jet
Period Classification
Middle Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC)

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casting jet with casting seam on two sides