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'Iron knife', which radiographs show to be a pastiche of two objects plastered together: (1) seems to be from the blade of a knife or razor, now 75 mm long; and (2) may be from the blade of a spearhead, with central spine and one edge surviving, now 40 or 45 mm long, slightly overlapping with (1). This artefact has lost pieces from both ends.
Length: 40 - 45 millimetres (piece 2)
Length: 104 millimetres (current length)
Length: 75 millimetres (piece 1)
Length: 244 millimetres (when registered)
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Knives, Shears and Razors; Miscellaneous Knives.
Morel, L., 1898, ‘La Champagne souterraine’ Reims, 8, pl. 1, fig. 15; Charpy, J.-J., and Rapin, A., 1991, La sépulture celtique de Marson ‘Montfercault’ (Marne), ‘Mémoires de la société d’agriculture, commerce, sciences et arts du department de la Marne’ (106), 7-23, 16. Morel describes it as a wide and relatively short blade, 120 x 45 mm, with a broken handle; his illustration gives a hint of the central spine of (2) and shows an angle in the back that corresponds with the junction between the two pieces, so it seems that they were joined (and both were longer) before Morel's illustration was produced. Possibly a razor like the slightly smaller example in Menil-Annelles grave 2 (also found with a pair of shears).
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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