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spear-head

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,0802.117

  • Description

    Iron spear-head. Slender, leaf-shaped blade, lozenge-shaped in cross-section. Areas of haphazard, rocked-graver lines at the base of the blade on each face give a rough matted effect, but these are scarcely visible to the naked eye. The hammered, round-sectioned socket is open along the vertical seam. Two transverse iron rivets pierce the lower end; each projects slightly from the surface of the socket.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 300 BC - AD 100 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 279 grammes
    • Length: 410 millimetres
    • Width: 50.6 millimetres (blade, max)
    • Diameter: 17.7 millimetres (socket)
  • Bibliography

    • Raftery 1983 No. 281, p.109, fig.114 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G50/dc30

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1880,0802.117


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