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Iron spearhead with ash-wood remains (upper burial)

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:33 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Upper burial. Iron spearhead to left of skull, length 43.5cm. Rather straight-sided blade, but engraving in A.C. VII, pl. XIV shows it more angular. Split socket with wood remains identified as Ash.Ferrule - lower down.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 39

Object ID

KAS880

Catalogue Number

KAS 880

Material

iron, wood, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron, wood, ash) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

spear

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