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Copper-alloy and iron spiked ferrule with wood remains

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posted on 27.10.2021, 07:20 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze(?) cylinder, diam. 2cm. It encloses a central iron rod surrounded by wood, and is open at one end and closed at the other. An iron spike (damaged), projects from closed end. The cylinder is decorated with 4 pairs of grooves, and is much stained with iron rust.Probably a ferrule of a staff or even a spear (cf. Kingston Down grave 111) or less probably a cylindrical lock.

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Grave ID

Barfrestone Grave 43

Object ID

M6591

Catalogue Number

M 6591

Material

copper alloy, iron, organic (Sonia Hakes Material Notes; bronze, iron, wood) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spear ferrule, spiked spear ferrule (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; cylinder, ferrule, lock) (Antiquarian Keyword; spike)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

spear

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