BRONZE AGE LEAF-SHAPED SPEARHEAD
Measurements: length – 10.8 cm
Description: An European cast copper alloy spear-point of leaf shape, with prominent rounded midrib converging to the top and flowing into hollow conical shaft, socket pierced by two lateral peg-holes; blade with signs of whetting. Spearheads of this type are more commonly found in the territories of Northern Europe and Britain and were used through 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. 107, it. 11.50, 11.51.
Period: circa 1200 – 600 BC
Condition: Very fine. Appealing green patination. Tip and socket intact.