Object Title

Spear head

Spear head

Date

1200 BC

Object Number

VII.4146

Provenance

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

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)

Associations

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.

Notes

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