DOR-DC23F5: Bronze Age spearhead

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Unique ID: DOR-DC23F5

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A copper-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead of Bronze age date. The spearhead is broken into two conjoining pieces but is otherwise well preserved. The blades are curves along the outer edges and remain sharp. There is a prominent midrib between the blades which flares towards and extends into the socket. The midrib and socket have a circular cross section. The socket is flared to the base. It retains one curved side loop, the other is broken off.

Date: Middle to Late Bronze Age - c. 1200 - 800 BC

Peter Reavill has identified this as dating to the Penard phase of the Bronze Age.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1200 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 167.9 mm
Width: 27.52 mm
Thickness: 11.43 mm
Weight: 69.07 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Kelman
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 016814

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Iwerne Minster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8514
Four figure Latitude: 50.92525691
Four figure longitude: -2.21479048
1:25K map: ST8514
1:10K map: ST81SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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