Record Details

NHER Number:17892
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age spearhead

Summary

Before 1976 a Bronze Age kite-shaped spearhead with rib decoration on the blade face was found in the parish of Swaffham. The exact date and location of this discovery are unclear.

Images - none

Location

Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1976. Exact site not known.
Kite-shaped spearhead with rib decoration on blade face. 13.4 cm long by 3.7 cm wide.
Drawing in NCM.
Information from (S1), but there is no reference on NCM or NAU cards regarding owner.
No drawing could be found in copies of NCM files. However, there are drawings of rapiers from Swaffham for this owner and a spearhead from Swaffham in NCM (4143) is not included.
Has informant confused the two in his notes?
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 28 January 1982.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Rowlands, M. J. 1976. The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking. British Archaeological Report. No 31. No. 1413.

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