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Unique ID: SOMDOR1061

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy side looped spearhead. Fragmentary. Circular sectioned socket. Two side loops (one broken). The shaft of the socket is broken. The blade is also damaged but was probably leaf-shaped originally.


PAL 1442

Class: Socketed spearhead
Sub class: Side-looped (Rowlands group)


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: 1100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 99.03 mm
Width: 19.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bishopstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0722
Four figure Latitude: 50.99735212
Four figure longitude: -1.90162437
1:25K map: SU0722
1:10K map: SU02SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Rowlands, M.J. 1976 The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking Oxford British Archaeological Reports 31 138 1185

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 21 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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