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Find Spot record MDR1112 - Spearhead and two pins, Ashbourne to Buxton railway line, Fenny Bentley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A late Bronze Age bronze spear-head, of Greenwell and Brewis' Class V, and two pins were found at Fenny Bentley whilst making the railway between Ashbourne and Buxton. The workmen stated that the finds were recovered all together and accompanied by bones, although this is not certain. One of the pins is a bronze, vase headed pin which is 15cm long. It has a circular section throughout and has a convex top to the head and rough grooves above and below the shank expansion. (1-3). Challis and Harding describe one of the pins as being vase-headed and in good condition and the spear-head as of Wilbarton lozenge-sectioned. The finds are in the British Museum Acc. No. 1895. 7-6.3. (4). Location of findspot unknown.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Read, C H. 1895-1897. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. Volume 16. p 211, illus.
  • <2> Article in serial: Brewis and Greenwell. 1909. Archaeologia 1909 Volume 61. Volume 61. pp 460, 472, and cf. fig. 45.
  • <3> Article in serial: Hawkes, C F C. 1941. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Volume 7, p 129.
  • <4> Monograph: Challis, A & Harding, W. 1975. 'Later Prehistory from the Trent to the Tyne', British Archaeological Report 20. Part 2. p 3.
  • <5> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0932, with sketch.



Grid reference SK 16 50 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2012 12:20PM

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