ox-hide ingot

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Type of ingot either of copper or tin circulating in the Mediterranean in the early Bronze Age. It was shaped like a stretched ox‐hide: roughly rectangular with a projection at each corner. The copper examples weigh about 27 kg each and probably come from mines in Cyprus. More than 200 of them were found, together with a wealth of other traded objects in a shipwreck dating to the 14th century bc near Kaş, off the south coast of Turkey.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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