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spear-head

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.2260

  • Description

    Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: triangular, base curved, narrow channels, prominent blade ribs, bevelled. Midrib section: lozenge. Projecting loops, rectangular plates. Short socket. Completely symmetrical. Tip sharp; blade edges blunt. Incised decoration: dots along blade ribs. Opposed rivet holes. Bronze colour.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Davis type 8: Late Irish/ Scottish
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 363 millimetres
    • Width: 68 millimetres
    • Weight: 409 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Davis 2006
    Pristine condition, cleaned.

    Bibliography: Evans, J. 1881, 'The ancient bronze implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland', London: Longmans, 331, fig 411; Greenwell, W. & Brewis, W.P. 1909, The origin, evolution and classification of the Bronze Age spear-head in Great Britain and Ireland, 'Archaeologia' 61, pl 64:25; Evans, E. 1933, The Bronze Spearhead in Great Britain and Ireland, ‘Archaeologia’ 83, 192-3; Ramsey, W.G. 1989, ‘Middle Bronze Age Weapons in Ireland’, PHD Thesis, Queens University, Belfast, no 670.

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  • Bibliography

    • Davis 2006 298 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.2260

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