BRONZE AGE LEAF-SHAPED SPEARHEAD

£325.00

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.

The British Museum

 

Period: circa 1200 – 600 BC

 

Condition: Very fine. Appealing green patination. Tip and socket intact.

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