London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
A EUROPEAN BRONZE SOCKETED SPEARHEAD
CIRCA 10TH CENTURY B.C.
The elongated leaf-shaped blade with three incised grooves down each edge, chased hatching between the lines, the socket extending into the blade in the form of a tapered mid-rib with three decorative ridges, pierced at either side for handle attachment
17 3/8 in. (44.2 cm.) long
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H. Born and S. Hansen, Helme und Waffen Alteuropas: Sammlung Axel Guttmann, IX, Mainz, 2001, p. 138, pls. XXIV and 108 (AG 1039).
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