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spear / ferrule

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Cast copper alloy spear-butt or ferrule. Hollow circular socket terminating in basal knob of flattened-spherical form. Waisted central portion, and convex moulding near the top. The edges of the socket moulding and the upper portion of the basal knob are defined by a reserved, hyphenated line. There is also a faint, incised line around the mouth of the socket. Two opposed circular rivet holes in the socket moulding. Base worn. Almost identical to 1870,1227.2.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 100 BC - AD 100 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 67 grammes
    • Length: 66.5 millimetres
    • Diameter: 28.2 millimetres (terminal)
  • Bibliography

    • Raftery 1983 No. 300, p.116, fig.117 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G50/dc30

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Iron spear-butt.

Iron spear-butt.

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