LIN-2939BF: Early medieval iron spear head

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Unique ID: LIN-2939BF

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An iron spear head dating from the 7th - 9th century. It is angular and has a split socket. It probably fits into Swanton Group E2 which was in use for a long time. The blade is kite shaped with short concave upper sides. It is lozenge shaped in section. The socket is intact and is U shaped. The socket is 18.25 mm wide and 16.71 mm thick at its widest point. The socket is about 48.20 mm long. The neck between the socket and blade is oval in section and is decorated with at least three circumferential moulded ridges near the socket. The neck curves into the shoulders of the blade. The shoulders are 49.86 mm wide and 3.00 mm thick. The blade tapers from the shoulders to the tip and has straight sides.

Compare NMS-BCAB82 and SWYOR-EB7AA1.

Notes:

The finder notes that it was found on the bed of the River Glen at Carlby.

Class: Swanton Group E2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Exactly AD 800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 248 mm
Width: 51.42 mm
Thickness: 5.53 mm
Weight: 188 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Carlby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0413
Four figure Latitude: 52.70468935
Four figure longitude: -0.46222941
1:25K map: TF0413
1:10K map: TF01SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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