Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Bizentium

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS1525
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Bizentium
Locus Trench Tomb
Date Made 8-7 c BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze | Wood

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 28.8 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number 772 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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