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Title: Iron spearhead
Item Name: Armour and Weapons

Description:

Find RF71 (spear 4). A small leaf shaped spearhead, with rounded shoulders and a long, gradually flared socket. 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:54cm; Blade L:4.5cm; W:2cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.27

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