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Title: Iron spearhead
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Finds RF68 & RF50 (spear 1). A spearhead with a long narrow blade, slight shoulders and a flared socket. The diamond sectioned tip of the blade was broken off and was found next to spear tip RF13. Context 1003. Part of the South Cave Weapons Cache of 5 late Iron Age swords/scabbards and 33 iron spearheads, found by metal detectorists in September 2002. The site was subsequently excavated by Humber Field Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust. The cache was buried in a pit, dug into a pre-existing boundary ditch of a late Iron age/early Romano-British settlement. The finds date to about 70AD.

Culture: Iron Age
Materials: iron
Measurements: L:64.8cm; Blade L:55cm; W:3cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.24

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