LANCUM-5B06F4: Copper-alloy socketed spearhead

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Unique ID: LANCUM-5B06F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Middle Bronze Age copper alloy socketed and side looped spearhead. It is similar to Taunton phase spearheads. There is a 6mm long scar across the shaft just below blade from an edged tool or weapon. The main body is hollow, forming a socket for the insertion of a shaft, with two flattened loops at the sides. The blade is composed of two wings, emerging either side of the central rib and having a concave lozenge-shaped cross section. The central rib runs all the way to the point of the head. The blade edges are bevelled bifacially. Length of blade section is 78mm. Approximate socket depth is 68mm and its internal diameter at the mouth is 16mm. Loop heights are 2.3mm, lengths 19mm externally and 5.5mm internally. Probably dates to between c1500 and c1250 BC.

Overall length 138mm, width 25mm, thickness 18mm, and weight 75.25g.

Class: socketed
Sub class: side looped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: BRONZE AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: BRONZE AGE
Date from: Circa 1500 BC
Date to: Circa 1250 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 138 mm
Width: 25 mm
Thickness: 18 mm
Weight: 75.25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th July 2019 - Wednesday 17th July 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Wyre (District)
Parish or ward: Myerscough and Bilsborrow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5039
Four figure Latitude: 53.84482197
Four figure longitude: -2.76142572
1:25K map: SD5039
1:10K map: SD53NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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