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Recycling of bronze and silver

Bronze casters and silversmiths made jewellery and other objects and decorated them with animal ornamentation. The raw materials were very often discarded bronze objects or silver coinage, which were melted down, recast and shaped into new precious objects.

Bronze casting was also steeped in ritual. Just as smithwork, waste from casting was sometimes deposited in pits in ritual contexts.

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Sword

  Sword

Dragon head

  Dragon head

Spear head

  Spear head

Mould

  Mould

Dragon head

  Dragon head

Tortoise brooch

  Tortoise brooch

Mould

  Mould

Bar stock

  Bar stock

Bar stock

  Bar stock

Mould

  Mould

Crucible

  Crucible

Mould

  Mould

Crucibles

  Crucibles

Mould

  Mould

Matrix stamp

  Matrix stamp

Mould

  Mould