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Item Name: Armour and Weapons
Find RF70 (spear 3). A broad leaf shaped spearhead, with a long narrow blade, minimal shoulders and a gradually 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
Measurements: L:46cm; Blade L:25.6cm; W:5cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.26