SF-DB7617: SF-DB7617: Bronze Age spear

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SPEAR

Unique ID: SF-DB7617

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper alloy Mid to Late Bronze Age spearhead. The fragment comes from the outer tip of the spear, but it has lost all its diagnostic features and so the classification cannot be further refined. The central mid-rib is narrow and circular in cross section. To either side the blade tapers outwards, but the edges are all missing. The lower part of the spearhead including all of the socket is missing. The surface is pitted with corrosion, but a shiny brown patina remains in a few places.

The mid-rib is high and this is more common on spearheads of mid-Bronze Age date.

Length: 31.85mm, width: 17.20mm, thickness: 6.14mm, weight: 7.07g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Exactly 1600 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.85 mm
Width: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 6.14 mm
Weight: 7.07 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 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: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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

No references cited so far.

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