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The Bronze Age

Hunting & Warfare

Bronze spearhead, Mochrum

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A leaf-shaped spearhead.  The greater part of the blade survives but the tip and socket are absent.

 

This is a typical example of a late Bronze Age spearhead and dates to around 1,000-800 BC.  This is the most common late Bronze Age spearhead type in Scotland and several examples are known from Galloway.

Place of Discovery:
Druchtag, Mochrum
Materials/Media:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Length: 182mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2012.8
Digital Number:
SMAH 095
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Coles, J M 1960 "Scottish late Bronze Age Metalwork". Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot, 93 (1959-60), 16-134.