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SPEAR

Unique ID: WILT-E14BAE

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Middle Bronze Age Socket and looped spear head, now in two parts (see also: WILT-E1266C) probably dating to 1550-1250 BC. This fragment comprises of the lower socket, circular in cross section and tapering towards the point, now lost, and with flatened attachment loops projecting from either side, these are sub oval when the spear head is viewed in profile.

Dimensions: length 41.7mm; width 19.8mm; diameter of mouth 16.4mm; weight 18.47g.

The fragment fits with another (see: WILT-E1266C), although the relative condition of the fragments and breaks would suggest that the breaks are due to more recent damage, rather than anything prior to or during deposition; thus, the fragments are not likely to constitute a hoard and do not qualify as treasure under the terms of the treasure act of 1996. The spear head fits into Davies' (2012, in 2017) form 6, which he suggests accounts for almost half of EBA/MBA spear heads found in Britiain and dates to the Acton Park and Taunton metal working phases.

Class: Davies 2012, group 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1550 BC
Date to: Circa 1250 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.7 mm
Width: 19.8 mm
Weight: 18.47 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5368; Finder's ref. 1275

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chilmark (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9634
Four figure Latitude: 51.10528443
Four figure longitude: -2.05851037
1:25K map: ST9634
1:10K map: ST93SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 8 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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