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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Iron spear-head in four pieces, heavily oxidised, with a short length of the stem and the beginning of the socket preserved. Pieces of wood and a large quantity of textile remains are corroded onto the blade.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 41.8 centimetres (overall)
    • Length: 34.7 centimetres (blade)
    • Width: 4 centimetres (incl. textile wrappings)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 'Spear no. 6', Fig.194 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1

  • Exhibition history

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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