Title: Scabbard fragment
Item Name: Armour and Weapons


Find RF28, a small, bent copper alloy scabbard fragment from sword RF16 (see 2005.99.1), found 18cm to the north east. 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: copper alloy
Measurements: L:5cm; W:1.1cm; T:0.1cm (approx)
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2005.99.4

Related Publications

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