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spear-head

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.1636

  • Description

    Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: triangular, base angled, low blade ribs. Midrib section: circular. Projecting loops, rectangular plates. Smooth surface, cleaned. Blade edges sharp. Bronze with dark brown patina.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Davis type 6: triangular
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 372 millimetres
    • Width: 52 millimetres
    • Weight: 301 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Davis 2006
    Described in museum records as “Kiltubbrid, Co Limerick”.

    Bibliography: Ramsey, W.G. 1989, ‘Middle Bronze Age Weapons in Ireland’, PHD Thesis, Queens University, Belfast, no. 622.

  • Bibliography

    • Davis 2006 297 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Acquisition notes

    Found in the 19th century.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.1636

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