Monument record MNL 039 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age copper or bronze halberd.

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Copper or bronze (not analysed) halberd.


Grid reference Centred TL 6553 7819 (279m by 294m)
Map sheet TL67NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

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 Found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in April 1967 after being bent around and removed from a harrow.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Cited findspot of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> (No record type): O'Riordain S P, `The Halberd in BA Europe'. Archaeologia, 86, 1937, 195- 321.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1968, PSIA, 31, 1968, (2), 196.
  • <R2> (No record type): Burgess C B, The Age of Stonehenge, 1980.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Bronze Age, 1968.
  • <S3> (No record type): CBA, Group 7 Bulletin 15, 1968, 16.
  • <S4> (No record type): Pendleton C F, The Distribution of BA Metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985, (2.
  • <S5> (No record type): Edwardson A R, BA Metalwork in Moyses Hall Museum, 1968.

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Aug 19 2013 12:09PM

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