WMID-560F7F: Middle Bronze Age: Probable spear head

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Unique ID: WMID-560F7F

Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete copper alloy, probable tip from a spear head, of probable Middle Bronze Age dating (1500 BC to 1150 BC).

Around 5% of the spear head is present, consisting only of the probable tip. It is triangular in shape. Triangular blades extend from either side, with a central rib on both sides.

It measures 22.4 mm in length, 11.4 mm wide (base), 5.3 mm wide (tip) and 6.3 mm thick at the break, and 3.0 mm thick at the tip. It weighs 2.8 g.

The probable spear head is a dark green colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

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 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 1150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.4 mm
Width: 11.4 mm
Thickness: 6.3 mm
Weight: 2.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th April 2017 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Deanshanger (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7639
Four figure Latitude: 52.04419594
Four figure longitude: -0.8932804
1:25K map: SP7639
1:10K map: SP73NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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