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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Fragmentary iron angon-head, with a lump of corrosion at the tip. Two barbs leave the shank at 6.3cm from the tip, both just over 5.1cm in length.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Swanton A2 type
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 77 centimetres (overall)
    • Length: 13.2 centimetres (from barbs to point)
    • Diameter: 2 centimetres (socket (incomplete))
    • Diameter: 1.2 centimetres (stem)
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 'Angon no. 2', Fig.198 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sD

  • 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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