Tyne and Wear HER(389): Claxheugh, River Wear, bronze dirk or rapier - Details
Claxheugh, River Wear, bronze dirk or rapier
Armour and Weapons
A bronze rapier said to have been found on the north shore of the Wear at (or, presumably, opposite) Claxheugh. It is 326 mm long and complete except for one torn rivet hole.
<< HER 389 >> W. Page, ed. 1905, Victoria County History, Durham, p. 207, and plate opp. p. 206 B.A.V. Trump, 1962, The origin and development of British Middle Bronze Age rapiers,Proceedings Prehistoric Society, Vol. XXVIII, pp. 80-102 C.B. Burgess 1968, Bronze Age Dirks and Rapiers...from Durham and Northumberland, Transactions Architectectural & Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland, New Series, Vol. I, pp. 4-5 and fig. 2, no. 8 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 62 and 66, fig. 20, no. 12