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Title: Sword hilt fragment(?)
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Find RF29, a small ivory or bone object, possibly from a sword hilt. Context 1003. From area to NW of main finds group. 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: ivory; bone
Measurements: L:1.8cm; W:1.7cm; T:1.3cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.23