Spearhead of bronze

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From Adabrock, Lewis, Outer Hebrides

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Spearhead of bronze

This bronze spearhead was found at Adabrock on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in a hoard of tools, weapons, vessel fragments and beads. The hoard was buried between 950 and 750, almost certainly a gift to the gods.

Bronze spearhead from Adabrock, Lewis

Bronze-tipped spears were part of the equipment of the Late Bronze Age elite warrior. Like the other items in the Adabrock hoard, the spearhead would have been a valuable and prestigious possession.

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Online ID: 000-100-034-627-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DQ 215
Date: Between 950 and 750 BC
Material: Bronze
What: Spearhead
Where: Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Lewis, Adabrock
  • Coles, John M. Scottish late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 93 (1959-1960), pp 16-134, esp. pp 50, 127. 
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