Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Co Leitrim: Archaeological Objects at The British Museum

The British Museum holds six items identified as coming from Co Leitrim. The majority of these (5) are assigned to the Bronze Age while the remaining artefact is assigned to the Early Medieval period. The most common object type represented are spear-heads (4). All six artefacts are made of Metal.




Bronze Age: Metal items
Leitrim
spear-head
OA.120
Copper alloy basal-looped, socketed spear-head. Blade: leaf, base curved, flat. Midrib section: lozenge with wide ridge. Incorporated loops, rectangular plates. Socket damaged. Blade edges sharp, corroded. Dark brown, bronze and green.

Kiltubbrid
spear-head
19231206.100
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, pegged. Wood traces in socket.

Cloone
dirk
WG.1600
Copper alloy dirk.

Ouguteragh
spear-head
WG.1623
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.

Kiltubbrid
spear-head
WG.1616
Copper alloy socketed spear-head, side-looped.


Early Medieval: Metal item
Glenade Bog
bell
18690617.100
Copper alloy bell, pyramidal, two lugs and two holes on top; row of punched dots either side of one corner; rivets either side of slot in base; cast.
8thC-9thC

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