Object Title

Spear head

Spear head

Date

1500-1300 BC

Object Number

VII.4147

Provenance

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

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.

Associations

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.

Notes

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