WILT-32D439: Middle to Later Bronze Age spear head

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Unique ID: WILT-32D439

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A fragment of a Middle to Late Bronze Age copper alloy spear head, probably dating to c. 1550-800 BC. The fragment consists of the point of the blade; it is sub-triangular in plan, with a circular sectioned mid-rib and mid-rib aperture, from which project the wings of the blade. These taper in section into the point. Rest of the spearhead is lost to an old break.

Length: 32.1mm; Width: 16.5mm; Thickness: 7.6mm; Weight: 8.44g.

Precise typological classification is difficult considering the fragmentary nature of the object, however its form would suggest a Middle or Late Bronze Age date.

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: 32.1 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 7.6 mm
Weight: 8.44 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Sophie Hawke
Identified by: Mrs Sophie Hawke
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5419

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Coombe Bissett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0927
Four figure Latitude: 51.04228563
Four figure longitude: -1.87300201
1:25K map: SU0927
1:10K map: SU02NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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