- Museum number
Arsenical copper three riveted halberd with one rivet remaining, on a low, oval sectioned midrib running from the butt to the tip. The hilt is damaged, and the tip is bent double. The rivets are all driven through from one face. Areas of dark green and brown patina.
- Production date
- 1700BC-1400BC (c.)
Length: 220 millimetres (original)
Length: 25 millimetres (rivet)
Length: 153 millimetres
Thickness: 6 millimetres (rivet)
Thickness: 5 millimetres
Width: 63 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Harrison & Craddock 1981
This halberd is related to Schubart's Carrapatas Type in northern Portugal (Schubart, H. (1973) 'Las alabardas tipo Montejícar', in 'Estudios Dedicados al Profesor Luis Pericot', Univ. de Barcelona, Instituto de Arq. y Prehist., pp. 247-269, Barcelona; Harrison, R.J. (1974a) 'Ireland and Spain in the Early Bronze Age', in 'Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland', CIV, pp.52-73).
Rivet contains less arsenic than the blade.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number