Record Details

NHER Number:5824
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age or post medieval copper alloy spearhead


At an unspecified date a copper alloy spearhead was recovered from somewhere within Thetford. It was suggested that the spear was a post medieval replica but that if it was genuine then it dated to the Bronze Age.

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Full description

Bronze leaf shaped spearhead 31cm (12.4in) long. (Cleaned.)
Could be theatrical piece and thus of post medieval date rather than Bronze Age.
Held by NCM, formerly held as part of the Trigg Collection in Bury St Edmunds (F.33).
Listed in Bronze Index (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Thetford.
<S1>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.

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