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spear / ferrule

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,0802.124

  • 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. Circular motif on base, with slightly raised centre. Mouth, socket moulding and upper portion of knob defined by incised lines. Wear on base.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 100 BC - AD 100 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 61 grammes
    • Length: 53.4 millimetres
    • Diameter: 30.2 millimetres (terminal)
  • Bibliography

    • Raftery 1983 No. 301, p.116, fig.117 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G50/dc30

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1880,0802.124

Iron spear-butt.

Iron spear-butt.

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