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.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 41.8 centimetres (overall)
- Length: 34.7 centimetres (blade)
- Width: 4 centimetres (incl. textile wrappings)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
13 September 1949 - 20 February 1976
Reason for analysis
Sutton Hoo scramasax
Radiography to show ornamentation and original shape. Quantitative analysis for phosphate.
Analysis materials group
- Iron & Alloys
Main type of investigation
Analysis reference number
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS8327
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