Bronze Spear Head Partifacts??

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Hi all,

It’s been quite some time since I posted on here as I haven’t had the time to do any major detecting and I’ve been waiting for the permissions to the ploughed/turned. I DO NOT have the patience to fight through stubble. Haha. 😂😂🤦‍♀️

So quite a few things came up today and I’ll do a post about them later, but Bob said I should ask about these, as he said they ‘could’ be bronze spear head parts??

Many blobs of bronze and lead bits came up, some were cast, others just spill I guess. Why would there be so many?? 🤔

Anyway, let me know what you think. Sorry about the photos. I’ve only just got in and can upload others if needed. ☺️
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Middle-late BA socketed spearhead fragment.

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Nice. :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:15 pm Middle-late BA socketed spearhead fragment.

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Really?? Amazing!! Surely not both pieces??

As I found a lot of bronze bits and pieces there, could they have been made there?? In which case, there could be more to find??
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There you go Em, worth posting after all😁😁
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Brilliant finds Emily :Star:

Were there just two pieces or more? You will be in treasure act territory if they were found close together, even with just two as they are prehistoric (basically pre the Roman era) - if you weren’t already aware. They’ll want to see all the other bits too so put the lot in when you see the FLO :thumbsup:
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Cracking stuff, interesting finds there
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:51 pm Brilliant finds Emily :Star:

Were there just two pieces or more? You will be in treasure act territory if they were found close together, even with just two as they are prehistoric (basically pre the Roman era) - if you weren’t already aware. They’ll want to see all the other bits too so put the lot in when you see the FLO :thumbsup:
I pulled up 5 pieces of bronze in total. A couple appear to have some kind of decoration. The spear heads might’ve been around 20ft apart. What do you think about their closeness??

I’ve never met my FLO. Should I let them know??
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Lovely very old & exciting finds Emily, well done & good luck for more soon.
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Emily wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:25 pm I pulled up 5 pieces of bronze in total. A couple appear to have some kind of decoration. The spear heads might’ve been around 20ft apart. What do you think about their closeness??

I’ve never met my FLO. Should I let them know??
I’d be surprised if they weren’t both part of the same item (the 2 original post pieces) so would classify as treasure. Send photos and get advice? If you go to https://finds.org.uk/contacts you’ll get your local one - actually you are Oxfordshire aren’t you! Duh I’m not awake this evening. It’s Edward Caswell - he’s lovely and very helpful :thumbsup: Best to email him :thumbsup:
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Superb finds, Emily. :clapping:
BA spearhead or Axe would be the ultimate find for me.
As Cath says, probably a Treasure case, my own 3 BA items finally go before the TVC this week at the British Museum.
As for closeness mine were from around 80m x 30m but really 2 pieces of the same item should be one item.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:21 am Superb finds, Emily. :clapping:
BA spearhead or Axe would be the ultimate find for me.
As Cath says, probably a Treasure case, my own 3 BA items finally go before the TVC this week at the British Museum.
As for closeness mine were from around 80m x 30m but really 2 pieces of the same item should be one item.
Well done. :thumbsup:
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I don’t think it’s likely that I’ll get them back then. Haha. I don’t know how to tell the landowner. He doesn’t know yet. I couldn’t find him when I was there. Any advice??
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Nice BA finds :thumbsup:
I have a few BA / bronze items found in approximately the same are going through the treasure process. My bits are exactly that - bits, nothing that I'd be upset about not seeing again.
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shaggybfc wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:27 am Nice BA finds :thumbsup:
I have a few BA / bronze items found in approximately the same are going through the treasure process. My bits are exactly that - bits, nothing that I'd be upset about not seeing again.
That’s true. My husband is saying that they don’t look all that special and you have photographs showing you found them, so I needn’t be upset if I don’t get them back as they’re not complete.
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Emily,

Super find, and to be honest complete or not, I would be a little upset to loose those items...But by reporting them and following the correct processes, you will be making a positive contribution to the archaeology of your area and furthering the knowledge of the BA history on your permission.

One other thing, if you haven't done so already, is to contact the land owner, and update them about the finds and the fact they may need to go through the treasure process. You might also warn him that they are unlikely to be worth much financially, and the process may take a couple of years (or what ever your FLO advises) to complete: this will make sure their expectations are realistic.......If they baulk at you reporting the items, just remind them it's your legal responsibility to do it as a responsible detectorist...

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Peter
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