Copper alloy model tools

Accession Number
Current Location
Cardiff University
Object Type
Model, Tool
Late Period
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy) | Metals/alloys (Gold leaf)
Nubia, Meroe
Number of Elements
10 tools and several small fragments

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Approximately ten copper alloy model tools, some in pieces. One piece, in the top right in the photograph has gold leaf on it. The accompanying card claims that these are model implements from John Garstang's Excavations at Meroe. An Early Napatan (840-820 BCE) foundation deposit was found at site M298 which fits this description.


Török, L. 1997. ""Meroe City. An Ancient African Capital. John Garstang's Excavations in the Sudan"" Vol 1. 167-8; Vol. 2 pl. 135.

Wellcome Number
124066 (this number appears in a pre 1997 photograph with the implements)
Other Identity
M298 (this is presumed to be the excavation number see Török)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 22 Sep 2021

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