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Iron spear-head with part of socket, very corroded. The blade is leaf-shaped with a prominent mid-rib on both faces, which makes the blade lozenge in section. The socket is approximately circular in section, and is split to a length of 6-7cm.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Swanton C2 type
- Length: 31.5 centimetres (overall)
- Length: 10.5 centimetres (socket)
- Length: 21 centimetres (blade)
- Width: 4 centimetres
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: MCS7448
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