Bronze spearhead

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From the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty

Postcard of Bronze spearhead.
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Bronze spearhead

This bronze spearhead was found on the Black Isle in Ross and Cromarty. It was used on a throwing spear sometime between 1750 and 1450 BC.

The socket of the spearhead is damaged at the base and cracked across the centre. Half way down the socket are two loops, one of which is broken.

Spears were used both for fighting and for hunting. The small size and light weight of this spearhead indicate that it was from a throwing spear.

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Online ID: 000-100-034-357-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DG 109
Date: Between 1750 and 1450 BC
Middle Bronze Age
Material: Bronze; looped; leaf-shaped blade; socket damaged at base and cracked across centre; loops half way down socket, one broken
Dimensions: 4.15" L; blade 2.20" L x 0.90" W
What: Spearhead
Who: Dr J.J. Galbraith, F.S.A.Scot. (Collector)
Where: Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Black Isle
Description: Middle Bronze Age looped, socketed spearhead with leaf-shaped blade, from Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty
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