WILT-0A1E21: Bronze age spear head

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SPEAR

Unique ID: WILT-0A1E21

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a Middle or late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The surviving fragment comprises of the mid-rib, circular in cross section and tapering from the top of the socket to the point, which is lost to abrasion. Vestigial remains of highly abraded wings project from either side of the rib.

Dimensions: length 34.5mm; width 14.4mm; thickness 9.7mm; weight 12.20g.

The presence of a midrib would suggest a date in the Middle or Late Bronze Age (Davis 2016; 2017).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1550 BC
Date to: Circa 800 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.5 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 9.7 mm
Weight: 12.2 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5374

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: Downton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1924
Four figure Latitude: 51.01506765
Four figure longitude: -1.73052216
1:25K map: SU1924
1:10K map: SU12SE
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: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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