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Record ID: HESH-5D42BA
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Telford and Wrekin
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy 'Door Knob' spear butt of Roman or Early Medieval date, c. 200-300 AD or 500-600 AD. The object consists of a hollow sub-conical butt-end with a sub-circular rim, which tapers into a hollow open-ended cylindrical shaft which has a broken terminal. In profile the butt has straight walls until it flares out forming a bulbous base with rounded sides and a slightly flattened base which is damaged on the rim. The spear butt does not appear to have any decoration. The object has a mid to dark green coloured uneven patina. The spear butt is a 'door-knob' type …
Created on: Tuesday 1st September 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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