Poorly Located Find Spot record SPT 085 - Bronze Age copper alloy rapier cleared from bed of River Gipping near Sproughton

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Bronze rapier cleared from bed of River Gipping near Sproughton. Formerly recorded as SPT MISC


Grid reference TM 12 44 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bronze rapier, 17.5 inches long, rivet holes, fluted blade section. "Said by Lord Woodbridge to have been found when the Gipping was being cleared near Sproughton - to have come from the bed of the river" (S1).
According to Rowlands from River Orwell (S2).

Formerly recorded as SPT MISC

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1949-110, 1949.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Rowlands M J. 1976. The Organisation of MBA metalworking. 418, no. 1897, Class 2, Group 2.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14SW8, 1950.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:46AM

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