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Spearhead
Date Made/Found: 1000-800 BC
Previous owner: Thomas Bateman , British, 1821 - 1861
Vendor: Thomas William Bateman , 1852 - 1895
Material and Medium: Copper Alloy
Dimensions: Overall: 39 x 21 x 203mm
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J93.467.a
This leaf-shaped spearhead is part of a late Bronze Age hoard that was dug up in a field at Bilton-in-Ainsty, North Yorkshire. The group contained several broken swords showing that this was a bronzesmith's hoard of metal to be melted down and reused. The objects may have been buried for safekeeping but their owner either lost the burial place or was unable to return.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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