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Iron spearhead

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posted on 27.10.2021, 13:24 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Spear or javelin head, length 19cm. Short square-sectioned blade, and split socket. Vertically placed in grave.X-ray no. 33. Negative.Possibly late Roman. Parallel at Furfooz, df. fig. 18, J.15. Charnay, Burgundy - H. Baudot, 'Sépultures des barbares en Bourgoyne', Commission des Antiquité du département de la Côte d'Or V (1857-60), pl. ii, 10. cf. also a similar eg. from Harwell, Joan Kirk etc. Oxoniensia XXI (1956), p 28, fig. 10.b, grave 1.According to Payne 1892a, 37, Catalogue no. 920 is a 'Spike, quadrilateral, length 7.5 in'. – B.B.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 240

Object ID

KAS920

Catalogue Number

KAS 920

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; N/A) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spear head (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; spear head, javelin) (Antiquarian Keyword; spearhead)

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extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

spear

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