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Iron angon-head, narrow and badly corroded with some wood adhering, probably from the shaft. The head has two barbs: one bent across, the other a fragment which had broken off but has now been rejoined. The socket and shaft are fragmentary.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Swanton A2 type
- Length: 68 centimetres (overall)
- Length: 10 centimetres (from barbs to point)
- Diameter: 2.5 centimetres (socket)
- Diameter: 1.2 centimetres (stem)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,F3 (former number)
Group of Objects
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.
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Object reference number: MCS8324
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