Tyne and Wear HER(512): Ryton Willows, bronze spearhead - Details
Ryton Willows, bronze spearhead
Armour and Weapons
A bronze spearhead, with leaf-shaped blade, was found in a gravel bed opposite Ryton Willows in 1899, and exhibited by the Rev. Johnson Baily, rector of Ryton, at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle in June that year. Its length was given as 10 in (253 mm), max. width 2 in (51 mm), length of blade 7.5 in (190 mm) and there were said to be the remains of the wooden shaft in the socket.
<< HER 512 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1901, 2, IX (for 1899-1900), p. 48 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 16, and o. 18 fig. 3, no. 11