Poorly Located Find Spot record LKH 481 - Findspot of a bronze pegged spearhead

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Summary

Bronze pegged 'spearhead with a long-pointed leaf-shaped blade and recessed cutting edges'. Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 71 82 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bronze `spearhead with a long-pointed leaf-shaped blade and recessed cutting edges. Rivets in position at the base of the blade. Original haft still fitted. Socket imperfect, ringed at mouth, with five fine grooves' (S1). Length 33.9 cms, maximum width 5.3 cms. Found at `Lakenheath' in 1878. Formerly Sir John Evans collection.
A rare example of surviving bronze pegs - also found in BA leather working knife from Sandy Plantation, Lakenheath and winged-chapes from Cupola Farm (see CRN 09299)(S2). Also recorded in (S3-S5).

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): OXFAS, card 1927-2548.
  • <S2> (No record type): Pendleton C, The Distribution of BA metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham 1985, numbe.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath BA, undated.
  • <S4> (No record type): Evans J, The Ancient Bronze implements, weapons & ornaments of GB & Ireland, 1881.
  • <S5> (No record type): Greenwell W & Brewis W P, Archaeol, 61, 468.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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