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Item Name: Armour and Weapons
Find RF84 (spear 17). A long shanked spearhead, with a narrow leaf shaped blade and minimal shoulders. 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:57.2cm; Blade l:6.4cm; W:2cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.40