WREX-55DFB2: Fragment of a probable middle bronze age spearhead

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Unique ID: WREX-55DFB2

Object type certainty: Probably
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Copper alloy fragment of a probable spearhead. Dating is difficult due to the fragmentary nature of the object but is likely to be late Middle Bronze age or Late Bronze Age (c. 1500-700BC). The object has a socket that is circular in section tapering towards the point, which is now missing. The surviving blade is diamond-shaped in section. The surface of the object is heavily pitted and none of the original surface survives. It has a dark brown patina.

Length: 49.4mm; width: 13.5mm; thickness: 9.39mm; weight; 11g


Thanks to Peter Reavill and Dot Boughton for their comments on this item.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 700 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.4 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 9.29 mm
Weight: 11 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 18th June 2018 - Monday 17th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 170918/3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Mostyn

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WREX
Created: 11 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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