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spear-head

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    WG.1712

  • Description

    Bronze spearhead with two crescent shaped openings in blade; long rivet through socket; dull brownish green - bronze on socket and slight patina.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1000BC-750BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 263 millimetres
    • Width: 64 millimetres (blade)
    • Width: 25 millimetres (socket)
    • Thickness: 14 millimetres (blade)
    • Thickness: 24 millimetres (socket)
    • Weight: 397.63 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Found with WG.1713-1719 Found with WG.1720-1721 Found with 1913,0517.1

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2015-2016 3 Dec-22 May, London, BM, G69a, Hoards: the hidden history of ancient Britain
    2013 Jul - Oct, Dover Museum, Boat 1550 BC
    2012-2013 Dec - May, Oudenaarde, Belgium, Provinciaal Erfgoedcentrum, Boat 1550 BC
    2012 Jun - Dec, Boulogne, Chateau-Musee de Boulogne, Boat 1550 BC

  • Condition

    Some ancient damage.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Acquisition notes

    Found as part of a large river deposit of bronzes dominated by spearheads.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    WG.1712


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