BRONZE AGE SPEARHEAD
Measurements: length – 13.1 cm
Description: An European cast copper alloy spear-point of ogival shape, with beveled graded edges, prominent rounded midrib converging to the top and flowing into hollow conical shaft, socket pierced by two lateral peg-holes; casting fault on mid-rib. Spearheads of this type are more commonly found in the territories of Central Europe and were used through Middle and Late Bronze Age.
Provenance: German private collection.
Reference: A. MacGregor, Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the collection of the Lord McAlpine of West Green, Oxford, 1987, p. 94, it. 8.4.
Period: Circa 16th-6th Century BC
Condition: Fine. Appealing green and olive patination. Socket intact. Tip slightly rounded. Chips to the blade, chipping to the surface patina.