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Iron spear-head with socket, complete but in four pieces. The blade is fairly broad and low-shouldered with a long shank and split socket. The socket of spear-head 1939,1010.105 adheres through corrosion at right angles to base of the blade.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 44.5 centimetres
- Length: 19 centimetres (stem)
- Length: 25.5 centimetres (blade)
- Width: 4.5 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: MCS7431
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