Object Title

Spear head

Spear head


1200 BC

Object Number



Returned from long-term loan to Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (L 396) 3rd January 2003. Found in River Ouse. Possibly presented to the Royal Armouries by E. Church, 1841.

Physical Description

Pegged leaf-shaped socketted spear head, dating from the Penard phase of c.1200 BC onwards.


Dimensions: Length: 283 mm, Width: 49 mm (max). Weight: 245.7g (7.9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

C x 2 / 356. 'V' shape cut out of blade for analysis (see Allen et al, 1970)


Places England

Bibliographic References

Hewitt, J. (1859) Official Catalogue of the Tower and Woolwich Armouries, p. 2 (no.67).

Dillon, Harold (Viscount) (1910) Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, p. 89 (no.26).

Allen, I.M, Britton, D, Coghlan, H.H (1970) Metallurgical Reports on British and Irish Bronze Age Implements and Weapons in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, pp. 240-242.


Pitt Rivers Museum number 1915.48.26. 1859-1890 Armouries number I.67. 1890-1914 Armouries number I.26.