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HER Number:MDV42338
Name:Cypriot Hook-Tang, Great Torrington


Cypriot weapon of Bronze Age date ploughed up 'near Torrington'


Grid Reference:SS 490 190
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/193

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS41NE37 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339555.

Branigan, K., 1983, A Cypriot Hook-Tang Weapon from Devon, 125-8 (Article in Serial). SDV11792.

Cypriot hook-tang weapon ploughed up 'near Torrington' circa 1950. Length 38.5 centimetres (when tip straightened), with 8.4 centimetres tang, 3.2 centimetres wide shoulder, 0.8 centimetre maximum thickness. The weapon is in generally good condition, though the tip is bent and the edges worn. Identified as late Cypriot I, circa 1650-1400 BC. May indicate Bronze Age trade contact with the Mediterranean, but provenance not secure. Other details: Fig 2.

Bristol and Region Archaeological Services, 2006, Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington, 3 & 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339538.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV11792Article in Serial: Branigan, K.. 1983. A Cypriot Hook-Tang Weapon from Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. Paperback Volume. 125-8.
SDV339538Report - Assessment: Bristol and Region Archaeological Services. 2006. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington. Bristol and Region Archaeological Services Report. 1637/2006. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3 & 8.
SDV339555Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS41NE37. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4315 - Archaeological Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2011 8:50AM