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Title: Iron spearhead
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Find RF89 (spear 22). A long shanked spearhead, with a small leaf shaped blade and rounded shoulders. Blade tip missing. Short 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:42.4cm; Blade l:2.8cm; W:1.5cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.45

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