SF-C931F4: SF-C931F4: Bronze Age arrowhead

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ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: SF-C931F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy probable early Bronze Age arrowhead. It is triangular in shape with a slight barb to the one surviving side of the base. There is a narrow central mid-rib, which expands into a splayed tang at the base. A shiny dark brown patina survives in places, but there is heavy pitting and patches of bright green corrosion. There is significant damage around the edges making the original form difficult to discern in places and it is bent out of shape slightly.

Early Bronze Age arrowheads are very rare finds in Britain and very few have been recorded on the PAS database, although a very similar example has been recorded from elsewhere in Suffolk: SF-4014B0. This also features the unusual splayed tang and has a barb missing to one side of the base (perhaps a deliberate feature or evidence of use?). Early Bronze Age metalwork often follows earlier and contemporary lithic forms and these examples are no exception, paralleling the more common 'barbed and tanged' flint arrowheads.

Length: 48.09mm, width: 19.51mm, thickness: 4.16mm, weight: 6.44g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 2150 BC
Date to: Circa 1500 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.09 mm
Width: 19.51 mm
Thickness: 4.16 mm
Weight: 6.44 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Worlingworth

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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