Iron francisca head
online resourceposted on 27.10.2021, 17:50 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron francisca, length 14cm. Slim and curved, with round shaft-hole and slightly expanding blade. In excellent condition and has been electrolytically cleaned.cf. Archaeologia XXXIV (1852) , p. 179, fig. 5. An example v. similar to this one from Londiniéres given to C.R.S. by Cochet, and then to Roach Smith Coll. So far as I can see they are not the same size, however, and one must check what happened to the Roach Smith one.Also in the Roach Smith Coll., a francisca from Pangbourne Berks., Coll. Antq. II (1852), 224, which is described as similar to the Londiniéres one.