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Title: Sword hilt/grip fragment
Item Name: Armour and Weapons

Description:

Find RF26, an iron, copper alloy and bone hilt grip fragment. Found 30cm NE of the main deposit. It joins hilt grip fragment RF22. 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; bone
Measurements: L:4.2cm; W:2.5cm
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.12

Related Publications

A late Iron age Weapons cache from East Yorkshire: Assessment Report
Humber Field Archaeology
2003
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