WAW-C65A09: Bronze Age spearhead (plan and profile).

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Unique ID: WAW-C65A09

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Late Bronze Age date (c. 1150-600 BC) pegged spear (spearhead): The copper alloy spearhead is almost complete with the edges of the blade being abraded and the rim of the socket is damaged recently. The blade is a slender leaf-shape and the edges of the blade are slightly bevelled. The midrib tapers towards the tip, which is missing and expands to the socket. The socket is still filled with soil, and is 17.36mm diameter on the interior and 22.03mm diameter on the exterior. The socket is decorated with three bands of triple stranded grooves. On the exterior edges of the outer grooves there is a very fine low-relief zig-zag design. The socket also has a circular perforation on one side, the perforation on the other side is not visible due to corrosion.

The surface of the spearhead has a well-developed shiny dark brown patina.

The spearhead measures 129.77mm in length, 22.03mm diameter at the socket, 27.44mm wide across the blade and weighs 74.45g with soil.

The spearhead is a pegged spearhead which date to the late Bronze Age (c. 1150-600 BC) and are usually found in the Thames Valley, Cambridge Fens and east Midlands.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Class: Pegged

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1150 BC
Date to: Circa 600 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 129.77 mm
Width: 27.44 mm
Weight: 74.45 g
Diameter: 22.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th November 2017 - Thursday 22nd February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Maxstoke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2386
Four figure Latitude: 52.47145454
Four figure longitude: -1.66283912
1:25K map: SP2386
1:10K map: SP28NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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