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razor

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0313.13

  • Description

    Copper alloy razor with linear decoration and gold wire wrapped around the broken handle. The handle could have been either an s-shape or a spiral. The decoration consists of four linear grooves along the top of the razor. There are short diagonal lines, resembling 'cabling', between the first two grooves. Below the last groove there is a line of triangle-shaped decorations.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150BC-750BC (circa)
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 90.96 millimetres
    • Width: 22.95 millimetres (maximum)
    • Width: 4.96 millimetres (minimum)
    • Thickness: 0.84 millimetres
    • Weight: 11.7 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Murgia et al 2014 3.11.3.1 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    The razor's handle is broken and there has been some damage to the blade edge with several parts missing and patches of green corrosion.

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1874,0313.13

Copper alloy razor, decorated. Gold wire round handle.

Copper alloy razor, decorated. Gold wire round handle.

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