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Title: Iron spearhead
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Find RF86 (spear 19). A long shanked spearhead, with a small leaf shaped blade. One rounded and one angular shoulder. Gradually flared socket, with a decorative copper alloy ferrule at its mouth. 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; copper alloy
Measurements: L:54.4cm; Blade l:4.4cm; W:1.8cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.42

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