Exhibition: Heavy Metal in the Iron Age: The South Cave Weapons Cache & other treasures

An exhibition focused on the discovery (in 2002) of five swords in their decorated scabbards and 33 spearheads on agricultural land near South Cave. Dating to around the time of the Roman conquest of the area (70AD), the finds are remarkably well-preserved and an important resource for our understanding of the period. The display also looked at the landscape of the Foulness valley, from where most of the materials probably came and the evidence for iron working in the Iron Age / Roman periods. Other items from the collections, loans from Hull Museums Service and other metal detecting finds from the area were also included in the exhibition, which attracted around 5000 visitors.

Related Objects

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Sword / scabbard
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Iron spearhead
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Sword tang fragment
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Sword / scabbard
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Iron spearhead
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Iron spearhead
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Scabbard mount
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Sword / Scabbard
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Sword hilt fragment
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Sword hilt/grip fragment
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Sword pommel
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Iron spearhead
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Sword hilt fragment
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Sword / scabbard
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Sword hilt fragment
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Sword hilt/grip fragment
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Scabbard chape
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Sword hilt/grip fragment
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Celtic gold staters
50BC (approx)
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