Monument record MNL 056 - South of Fifty Farm, Mildenhall

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Bronze basal looped spearhead with lozenge sectioned blade mid-rib.


Grid reference Centred TL 6599 7552 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL67NE


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Full Description

Bronze basal looped spearhead with lozenge sectioned blade mid-rib. Extensive hammer marks beside mid-rib. Slight edge bevel apparent in places. Slight damage probably recent. Fragment of wood in socket. Length 17.85 cms (S6).

Group I basal looped spearhead of late MBA to LBA I (S4). Wood in socket identified by BSEMH as `probably oak' (S6,S9). Found after ploughing (S5, S6,S9,S10).

Further Information in Not to publish tab for SCCAS staff only.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Smedley, Norman & Owles, Elizabeth. 1960. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1960.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Cra'Ster M D. 1960. A Bronze Age spear from Mildenhall. Cra'Ster M D, A BA spear from Mildenhall, PCAS, 54, 1960, 127, (ill).
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Edwardson A R. 1968. Bronze Age Metalwork in Moyses Hall Museum.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Rowlands M J. 1976. The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking. (2), 394, (ill).
  • <S5> Article in serial: Pendleton C F. 1979. A catalogue of the Prehistoric metalwork from West Row.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Pendleton C F. The Distribution of BA Metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA Dissertation, Nottingham 1985.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: CBA. 1960. Group 7 Bulletin 7.
  • <S8> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card late MBA, 1960.
  • <S9> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67NE25, (map).
  • <S10> Cartographic materials: MIHLM. 6 inch record map.
  • <S11> Map: 1846. Gipping Tithe Map.

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Dec 11 2020 10:24AM

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