LVPL-126FD7: Bronze age spearhead

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SPEARHEAD

Unique ID: LVPL-126FD7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy Bronze Age spearhead dating to c.1500-800 BC.

The object consists of the upper section of the blade only; the lower portion and socket are missing. The blade is triangular in shape and lozenge in section. From the tip of the spearhead is a central ridge that runs vertically towards the socketed base on both faces. These two ridges form a shallow oval cross section and are flanked by thinner blades that taper to a worn and broken point. The base of the blade is incomplete with a worn break. Overall the object has a smooth mid-green patina.

Dimensions: Length 63.32mm; width 37.47mm; thickness 7.24mm; weight 26.88g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 63.32 mm
Width: 37.47 mm
Thickness: 7.24 mm
Weight: 26.88 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Grappenhall and Thelwall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6286
Four figure Latitude: 53.36948828
Four figure longitude: -2.57256851
1:25K map: SJ6286
1:10K map: SJ68NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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