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HER Number:18163.33
Name:CARN BREA - Bronze Age findspot


A bronze leaf-shaped spear or arrowhead found by detector on a tor west of Truro

Grid Reference:SW 686 408
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.33

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Full description

A bronze leaf-shaped "spear or arrowhead" was purchased by a collector from an antiques dealer who obtained it from the finder, apparently from "a tor west of Truro" with hut-circles on moorland (b2). This site could be either Carn Brea (as Mr G Smith was informed that there had been excavations at this site) or possibly Carnmenellis (where detectorists were known to have been active). The owner describes the object as 41mm long x 12mm wide across the blade, with a socket 13mm deep and 5mm wide (b2). Further information obtained by Mr Smith from the dealer indicates that the finder also dug up Romano-British bronze artefacts (prn 18163.59).
(b1) - Smith, G, 1981, Pers Comm, ,
(b2) - Stephen-Murray, R, 1981, Pers Comm (To Mr L Douch, RIC), ,

Associated Finds

  • FCO3751 - ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)
  • FCO2841 - SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 801 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

18163Part of: CARN BREA - Neolithic tor enclosure, Iron Age hillfort (Monument)