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Lance

Spearpoint

Object Number:
MS1525
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Bizentium
Locus:
Trench Tomb
Date Made:
8-7 c BC
Early Date:
-800
Late Date:
-600
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Wood
Description:
Bronze. With wood haft still fitted into the metal and bound around with metal bands. Spearhead. Bands consist of eight bronze spirals which tighten their diameter from24mm to 21 mm at their juncture with the spearhead. The edge of the spear has a notch for the end of the spiral to fit in. The spearblade is leaf shaped and fits in to an 8 sided body. Two nail or butt holes for attachment to the spear shaft are in line with the blade on opposite sides of the spearhead. The wooden shaft end is preserved to a few millimeters beyond the length of the spiral. Good preservation - wood consolidated.
Length:
29cm
Other Number:
772   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
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Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 5, fig. 4; pp. 144-145, no. 107
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 18, no. 25
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[Book] Kilian, Klaus. 1970. Fruheisenzeitliche Funde aus der Sudostnekropole von Sala Consilina (Provinz Salerno).
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[Journal] Notizie Degli Scavi di Antichita. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 228, 288, 304
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