- Museum number
Copper alloy barbed-and-tanged arrow-head.Triangularly shaped blade with round tip and corners. The bottom corners of the blade bent inwards before forming two barbs. Blade with lenticular cross-section section.Tang with round cross-section. Corroded surface.
- Production date
Length: 76.10 millimetres
Weight: 7.90 grammes
Thickness: 5.30 millimetres
Width: 13.60 millimetres (maximum)
- Curator's comments
- A great amount of objects from El Argar was found either inside the walled structures or amongst the associated debris without any further details being given by the excavators. The British Museum collection has several objects from this context. The objects found by the Siret brothers and classified as “outside the graves” included stone artefacts such as chisels, stone bracelets, beads, querns, hammers and wrist-guards (1889,0704.89-105,108-112,128-131); objects made from ivory and bone (1889,0704.113-120,125-127,133); marine shells and beads (1889,0704.106,107,121-124); terracotta objects, pottery vessels (1889,0704.139-142); copper alloy utensils such as arrowheads, daggers and knifes (1889,0704.133-138)and also artefacts classified as crucibles (1889,0704.132).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number