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Record ID: SOM-53EB7B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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Iron spearhead of probably late Medieval date. The blade is complete and a broad leaf shape with convex curved sides widening evenly form the point to the rounded base of the blade. A rounded rib runs from the socket about half way along the length of the blade on both sides; the ribs thicken towards the base but appear solid. The blade is otherwise flat and even in thickness. Due to the level of corrosion it is hard to identify the width of the sharpened edges, if any. The socket is conical and tapering, continuing the line of the ribs but only hollow until it meets the blade. The end…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: DOR-2D27D7
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete small copper alloy socketed and side-looped spearhead. Part of the socket has been broken off and the tip pf the spearhead is missing. The blades are short and leaf-shaped. The hollow of the socket extends 46 mm into the the spear. It is circular and tapers towards the tip, becoming lozengiform in cross section as it develops into the solid mid-rib between the blades. There are two small, oval, pierced side loops set opposite each other part way along the socket. There are traces of casting lines along the sides of the spearhead running from above the side loops to the b…
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: DOR-029EBA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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An incomplete Bronze Age socketed and side looped spearhead. The spearhead is in two conjoining pieces, broken accross the socket below the blades. The end of the socket is damaged and incomplete.The blades are outcurved at the base before tapering in to a narrow tip, forming a flame-shape. There is prominent midrib running between the blades and extending into the socket. The midrib is lozengiform in cross section as is the upper part of the socket. The lower end of the socket is circular in cross section. There is a low flattish side loop on either side with oval apertures. The uppe…
Created on: Sunday 12th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-DC23F5
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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A copper-alloy socketed side-looped spearhead of Bronze age date. The spearhead is broken into two conjoining pieces but is otherwise well preserved. The blades are curves along the outer edges and remain sharp. There is a prominent midrib between the blades which flares towards and extends into the socket. The midrib and socket have a circular cross section. The socket is flared to the base. It retains one curved side loop, the other is broken off. Date: Middle to Late Bronze Age - c. 1200 - 800 BC Peter Reavill has identified this as dating to the Penard phase of the Bronze Age.
Created on: Friday 10th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Record ID: DOR-1F4D7C
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
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Cast bronze (copper alloy) side looped and socketed spear (spearhead) of Middle Bronze Age date (1500 - 1150 BC). The spearhead is broadly sub-triangular in plan and profile with an incomplete and abraded sub-oval or leaf-shaped blades. The hollow socket is near complete and is slightly chamfered at the base.. Two single cast 'string' side loops are present, one on either edge. The tip of the spearhead is complete however the side blades have been broken. The overall shape of the blade can be best described as being leaf-shaped. The centre of the blade is divided by a tapering (tip to…
Created on: Friday 20th January 2017
Last updated: Saturday 25th March 2017
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Record ID: DOR-9A6EE6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy socketed spearhead (1150 - 800BC). This object is in two pieces, found at different times. The spearhead has a leaf-shaped blade remaing on one side and a pronounced hollow mid-rib extending to the broken tip. The remaining edges of the blade are bevelled. The socket is circular. The mouth of the socket is damaged at one side. There are remnant s of side loops on both sides of the lower part of the socketed end. There is a large irregular hole on side of the lower part of the socketed end. Date: Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC - 800 BC Dimensions: 139.68…
Created on: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: DOR-A09E8A
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy spear or arrowhead. The tip only surviving. There is a central rib between two curving cutting edges. The typology and exact date of this object are uncertain. Date:Probably Middle to Late Bronze Age - c. 1600 - 800 BC Diameter: 24.1 mm x 11.4 mm x 7.1 mm Weight: 4.11 g
Created on: Friday 22nd April 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
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Record ID: DOR-30E216
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy side looped socketed spearhead. The tip and upper part of the spear only. There is a broken side loop on either side of the flared, oval sectioned socket. It is not possible to say what shape the loops were originally. The socket continues to taper to the solid, pionted tip, maintaining the oval cross section to form a prominent mid rib. Flanking the mid rib are two small, outcurving wings. These are very thin. Date: Middle to Late Bronze Age - c. 1500 - 800 BC Dimensions: 67.87 mm x 22.05 mm x 14.59 mm Weight: 25.98 g
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2013
Last updated: Friday 21st June 2013
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Record ID: DOR-F3B877
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of copper alloy spear. The tip only remains. There is a sharply defined central rib on both sides of the spear, forming a lozengiform cross section. The wings are thinned and wide at the break. There is some damage to the edges of the wings. This is probably a fragment of socketed speardhead dating to the Middle to Late Bronze Age Date: Middle to Late Bronze Age - c. 1400 - 800 BC Dimensions: 59.09 mm x 18.70 mm x 9.04 mm Weight: 14.49 g
Created on: Wednesday 5th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 30th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Iwerne Minster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FD69C8
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy socketed spearhead (1150 - 800BC). The spearhead has a leaf-shaped blade and pronounced mid-rib extending to the broken tip that is probably hollow, being an extension of the socketed terminal and forming a conical central section to the spear. Concretions in the socket obscure the view. The edges of the blade are bevelled. The mouth of the socket is damaged at one side, but was oval and has a flattened edge. There is a small circular hole on each side of the socket below the blade for attachment. There is a deep notch on one edge of the blade which is …
Created on: Wednesday 9th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Long Bredy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-33F9A1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment from a cast copper alloy side-looped and socketed spearhead of probable Middle Bronze Age date. The surviving section comprises the central part of the spearhead, with the beginnings of the side flanges of the (probably) leaf-shaped spear blade at one end and the start of the two side loops at the other. The socket is circular in profile and tapers towards the blade end. The fragment measures 41.7mm by 14.94mm by 13.51mm and weighs 12.61g.
Created on: Thursday 11th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Compton Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-CA5753
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spear tip. Tip of a socketed spear, Taperin point with out curved edges. There is a tapering central spine flanked by two thinned flanges. Dimensions - 29.80 mm x 20.69 mm x 6.67 mm Weight - 9.09 g
Created on: Monday 24th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-BC0AA2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a cast copper alloy socketed spear head of Bronze Age date. It is a section towards the base of the spear retaining part of the socket and side flanges. It is too fragmentary for a very precise type to be assigned. The socket is circular. The body of the spear has a solid, circular sectioned centre with a flange set opposite another on either side. The overall shape is not discernable. No attachment loops remain.
Created on: Tuesday 13th April 2004
Last updated: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cerne Abbas', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1351
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of copper alloy spear. Broken spear tip. Badly edge damaged. Lozenge cross section.
Created on: Monday 29th October 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET TARRANT LAUNCESTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR197
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy spear tip. Off centre central rib. Diamond shaped section.
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET WEYMOUTH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR199
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron spear head. Socketed for circular shaft Bullet shaped central spine with two large flanges either side forming a leaf shape..
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET PUDDLETOWN', grid reference and parish protected.


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