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Spearhead

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From Atton, Glen Clova, Angus

Spearhead
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This bronze spearhead is part of a hoard of metal weapons found at Atton at Glen Clova in Angus. All were prestigious weapons, probably buried as gifts to the gods, sometime between 950 and 750 BC.

The tip and lower part of the spearhead are missing. The spearhead has half-moon perforations in the blade, suggesting it was intended more to proclaim social status than to function as a weapon.

The use of ostentatious weapons and tools was an important way of emphasising status during the Bronze Age.

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