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Title: Sword blade fragment
Item Name: Armour and Weapons

Description:

Find RF52, an iron blade fragment, possibly from sword RF16 or RF17, removed by plough damage. Context 1002. From spoil heap. 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:2cm; W:0.4cm; T:0.25cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.22