Element record L1821 - BA bronze spearhead, near Gunthorpe


FINDSPOT (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 68900 43799 (point)
Map sheet SK64SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Gunthorpe, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A late BA type III socketed bronze spearhead, 18in long, dredged from the Trent near Gunthorpe c 1884, deposited in Newark Museum by the Trent Navigation Company. (1) (2) (3) (4)
Location of find as above. No additional siting information. (5)
Class IIIa, Ind Phase VII, Taunton, MBA, length 275mm, max blade width 52mm, socket width c.26mm, a very dark patina towards the point, the wooden shaft remains in the socket. (6)
See also L1857, L1860 for nearby finds.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, C Scurfield

<1> Smith A, Undated, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT1298.

<2> Phillips CW, 30/06/1932, OS Rec 6in (Personal comment). SNT1143.

<3> Dudley HE, 17/05/1959, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT656.

<4> Smith A, 1927, Guide to the Roman and Pre-Roman Antiquities in the Museum (Newark), p 12 (Published document). SNT955.

<5> Seaman BH, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1243.

<6> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, p 55, no 75 (Serial). SNT1481.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Personal comment: Smith A. Undated. OS Corr 6in.
  • <2> Personal comment: Phillips CW. 30/06/1932. OS Rec 6in.
  • <3> Personal comment: Dudley HE. 17/05/1959. OS Corr 6in.
  • <4> Published document: Smith A. 1927. Guide to the Roman and Pre-Roman Antiquities in the Museum (Newark). Newark Museum. p 12.
  • <5> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. p 55, no 75.

Finds (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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