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656


Gateshead


Birtley, bronze spearhead


Birtley


NZ25NE


Armour and Weapons


Weapon


Spear


Prehistoric


Bronze Age


Find


In c. 1931-2 A. Raistrick found a bronze spearhead at the Birtley claypits; it was one of several prehistoric objects recovered by him from that general area in the early 1930s. It measured 172 mm long, with a maximum width of 38 mm and socket width of 22 mm.


26


55


NZ2655



<< HER 656 >> R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 32 no. 5, p. 121 plate 3.1

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