- Museum number
Clay mould and copper alloy awl.Cylindrical mould with a wider unevenly finished bottom end, reddish yellow colour. The awl has an elongated and narrow body that sticks out of the mould with a round section. Corroded surface.
- Production date
Diameter: 10.30 - 17 millimetres (mold)
Height: 62.50 millimetres (mold)
Length: 80.60 millimetres
Weight: 8.70 grammes (mold)
Weight: 4.20 grammes
Thickness: 4.60 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- A great amount of objects from El Argar was found either inside the walled structures or amongst the associated debris without any further details being given by the excavators. The British Museum collection has several objects from this context. The objects found by the Siret brothers and classified as “outside the graves” included stone artefacts such as chisels, stone bracelets, beads, querns, hammers and wrist-guards (1889,0704.89-105,108-112,128-131); objects made from ivory and bone (1889,0704.113-120,125-127,133); marine shells and beads (1889,0704.106,107,121-124); terracotta objects, pottery vessels (1889,0704.139-142); copper alloy utensils such as arrowheads, daggers and knifes (1889,0704.133-138)and also artefacts classified as crucibles (1889,0704.132).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number