BH-16AD90: Bronze Age spearhead

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Unique ID: BH-16AD90

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A copper-alloy socketed spearhead of Late Bronze Age date (c. 1000-800 BC).

The socket is of circular section, measuring 25.1mm in diameter at the opening. There are two opposing circular peg holes, located 18mm up from the opening. The socket has also been damaged in antiquity, a large crack extending from the base to the top. The diameter of the conical socket gradually decreases upwards, ending approximately one third of the way up the leaf-shaped blade. The depth of the socket is 93mm. On both sides of the blade, the socket tapers into a central ridge which extends to the tip. The artefact is pitted in places, but generally survives in good condition. It measures 181mm long, 36.7mm wide and weighs 188.1g.


Conserved at Verulamium museum.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1000 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 181 mm
Width: 36.7 mm
Weight: 188.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Malcolm Beagle
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/8 - 12

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Codicote

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Updated: 8 years ago

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