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Title: Sword blade fragment
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


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