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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)
9 November 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair and repack as necessary
The iron is in fair condition overall. There are large iron corrosion blisters present and soil still adheres to the object. The object is in fragments. The object has been repaired previously. There is white plaster in some areas. The object is packed inappropriately.
The white plaster was removed mechanically using a scalpel under the microscope. The object was re-packed in a Correx box with a plastazote lining. The box was labelled with the registration number and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing. Original labels were re-packed in a polyethylene bag.
Prehistory and Europe
- 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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