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Iron spear-head with long shank, very narrow in the centre on account of corrosion, with both ends also severely corroded. The blade is leaf-shaped and the socket is split. Part of the wooden shaft of another spear adheres to this spear-head.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Swanton D2 type
- Length: 38.1 centimetres
- Width: 3 centimetres
- Diameter: 1.8 centimetres (socket)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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: MCS8321
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