Monument record MNL 039 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age copper or bronze halberd.
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 6553 7819 (279m by 294m)|
|Civil Parish||MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
Copper or bronze (not analysed) halberd. Four perimeter rivet holes/notches on hilt. Wide, flat, central mid-rib to blade. Severely corroded and bent when found. Now in two pieces, length 37.5 cms. Found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in April 1967 after being bent around and removed from a harrow. Straightening by BSEMH resulted in snapped blade (S4).
Type 6 halberd (R1) of Stage III or IV of the Mount Pleasant period, circa C22-C18 BC (R2).
Cited findspot of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S4).
- <R1> SSF12326 (No record type): O'Riordain S P, `The Halberd in BA Europe'. Archaeologia, 86, 1937, 195- 321.
- <S1> SSF50042 Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1968, PSIA, 31, 1968, (2), 196.
- <R2> SSF2940 (No record type): Burgess C B, The Age of Stonehenge, 1980.
- <S2> SSF50070 Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Bronze Age, 1968.
- <S3> SSF3390 (No record type): CBA, Group 7 Bulletin 15, 1968, 16.
- <S4> SSF15689 (No record type): Pendleton C F, The Distribution of BA Metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985, (2.
- <S5> SSF5640 (No record type): Edwardson A R, BA Metalwork in Moyses Hall Museum, 1968.
- None recorded
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Record last edited
Aug 19 2013 12:09PM