SF-01C30F: SF-01C30F: Bronze Age socketed spear

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SPEAR

Unique ID: SF-01C30F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a probable socketed spear of Bronze Age date. Only the mid-rib section survives. This is long, narrow and tapering with a hollow interior and is circular in cross-section. Part of one face is missing and there are breaks visible around the socket end and along each side, presumably where blades would have extended originally. It is heavily corroded with only small amounts of the original surface surviving in places. The interior of the socketed is coated with bright green copper alloy corrosion.

Without further diagnostic details its precise form and date cannot be determined, but socketed spears were in use from c.1800 BC until c.900 BC.

Length: 92.89mm, width at inner end: 16.86mm, thickness at inner end: 11.82mm, width at outer end: 5.69mm, thickness at outer end: 5.68mm, weight: 32.55g

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 1800 BC
Date to: Circa 900 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 92.89 mm
Weight: 32.55 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2016

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: Fragment

Spatial metadata

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

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