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Title: Iron spearhead
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Find RF78 (spear 11). A large spearhead with a long, narrow leaf shaped blade. Rounded shoulders and a 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:25.2cm; Blade l:22cm; W:2.2cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.34