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HMS Racehorse hammerhead

Date made: 19th Century

Description: Complete bronze hammerhead with central hole and broad arrow-mark stamped near blade end. This would have been used in areas where gunpowder was used. As bronze does not create a spark, it was a preferable material to use around munitions.

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Measurements: 118 mm x 40 mm; 1300 g (weight)

Materials: copper alloy (bronze)

Date found: 1960s

Object name: hammerhead

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1969-0065b

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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