YORYM-9690AD: Bronze age spear

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SPEAR

Unique ID: YORYM-9690AD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a middle to late Bronze Age spearhead, dating to the period c.1600-800 BC. The fragment comprises a section of the upper part of the spearhead. It is trapezoidal in plan, the blade narrowing sharply towards the tip. A high rounded rib runs longitudinally down the centre of both sides. Each terminal ends in a worn break, and exhibits a lozengiform cross section with a pronounced buldge at the rib. At the lower terminal the cross section reveals the end section of the socket within the rib. A green patina is on the surface. The fragment has lost its diagnostic features and is therefore difficult to classify further.

The fragment measures 45.03mm in length, 27.99mm in width at its widest, 16.66mm in width at its narrowest, 11.23mm in thickness at the mid rib, and weighs 22.75g.

Cf. SWYOR-1F74C1 and SF-C557DC, which states that a high mid rib is more common on Middle Bronze Age spearheads.

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 1600 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.03 mm
Width: 27.99 mm
Thickness: 11.23 mm
Weight: 22.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05582

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Yapham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7950
Four figure Latitude: 53.94009431
Four figure longitude: -0.79802777
1:25K map: SE7950
1:10K map: SE75SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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