Object Title

Spear head

Spear head


1500-1300 BC

Object Number



Returned from long-term loan to Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (L 396) 3rd January 2003. Possibly from Ireland.

Physical Description

Loop on each side of socket (one loop split). Surface covered with brown coating (some kind of lacquer). Probably a bog find


Dimensions: Length: 111 mm, Width: 29 mm (max). Weight: 68.4 g (2.2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

1915.48.28. Lent from the Tower Armoury, 1915.


Places Ireland

Bibliographic References

Dillon, Harold (Viscount) (1910) Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, p. 89 (no.32).

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, p. 166.


Pitt Rivers Museum number 1915.48.28. 1890-1914 Armouries number I.32