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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: SOM-53EB7B
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron spearhead of probably late Medieval date. The blade is complete and a broad leaf shape with convex curved sides widening evenly form the point to the rounded base of the blade. A rounded rib runs from the socket about half way along the length of the blade on both sides; the ribs thicken towards the base but appear solid. The blade is otherwise flat and even in thickness. Due to the level of corrosion it is hard to identify the width of the sharpened edges, if any. The socket is conical and tapering, continuing the line of the ribs but only hollow until it meets the blade. The end…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-BE1D0D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A section of animal bone, modified by cutting and filing into a probable fishing spear. The object consists of a tapering, hollow section of animal bone that has been chamfered on three sides to create a sharper point at the narrower end. This pointed terminal has been further modified by cutting and filing to produce a double point with a rectangular notch in the centre. This terminal is now broken and incomplete. In the centre of the object is a circular hole 1mm in diameter, probably to accomodate a securing pin if the object was attached to a wooden shaft. The find spot was by a r…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Skidbrooke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-0A640E
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete Late Medieval-Post medieval wrought iron spear head. Small rounded lozenge shaped point which tapers sharply to the short socket, there are long parallel projecting strips (Langets) that are broken at varying lengths, the longest still retaining a small nail used to secure the point in place. There is concretion on the point and around the socket, the surface of the object is black in colour and one side of the point has some corrosion pitting. The point itself is quite blunt and in it's present state would not have been particularly effective as a weapon, there is little su…
Created on: Monday 9th November 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: NLM-BBD185
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron probable spearhead fragment. Wrought iron spearhead comprising one half of a robust socket tapering in its internal diameter from 17mm to 7.5mm, and the base of its blade, now of sub-rhomboid form with angled shoulders, but with an uncertain, possibly limited, extent lost from its tip. If the robusticity of the socket and the shortness of the blade are deemed representative of the original object, rather than of the accretion of corrosion products, an alternative function as a spoon bit might be entertained. Suggested date: possibly Medieval, 1100-1350. Length: 123.4mm, Width (sh…
Created on: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnetby le Wold', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DYFED-CBCBF4
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Nearly complete but highly corroded spearhead with damage to the base of the socket. Socket is circular, with straight sides converging to the blade. There are no discernible rivet holes or forged seam. The blade is flat-sectioned and has an unusual angular flame shaped profile. The basal section is lozenge shaped. The lack of forged seam suggests that this is Medieval or Post Medieval.
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: NLM-205552
Object type: EEL SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Wrought Iron. Eel Spear. Tine from an eel spear; this implement would comprise a series of blunt tines arranged in a fan pattern; the fisherman would lunge with the spear at eels which would be trapped between the tines without suffering serious injury. The eel was a valued commodity throughout the Medieval period and its migratory habits were known and widely exploited. Eel spears in museum collections - as at the Hull and East RidingMuseum - show exactly the same techniques continued to be used up until recent times. Suggested date: Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1200-1800. The find…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd June 2011
Last updated: Friday 9th September 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-0441A1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete Medieval iron spearhead dating to the 14th-15th centuries. This is a socketed spearhead with a triangular-shaped blade. There is a slight midrib extending down the midline of the blade before the bevelled cutting edges. The socket has been formed by hammering out the walls and curving them around with the edges overlapping. There is a single rivet still in situ to secure the shaft to the spearhead. The iron is in good condition with little corrosion. Dimensions: length: 79.50mm; width: 26.35mm; diameter: 37.24mm; weight: 40.51g. Identification and dating by Ton…
Created on: Monday 8th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-E40FD2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron spearhead which is probably medieval in date. The spearhead is 181mm long and the blade is 30.1mm wide with the socket being 23.3mm in diameter. The blade is leaf shaped and is slightly lozenge shaped in section. The tip of the blade is missing. The socket appears to be cast but there is a wavy ridge on the inside which may suggest that it is wrapped around and then very well joined on the outside. There is a small circular rivet hole in the side of the socket where the spearhead would have been fixed to the shaft. There is some damage to the base of the socket. A similar examp…
Created on: Tuesday 10th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Craven', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-096780
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Socketed, pegged, leaf-shaped spearhead made from wrought iron and probably dating from the later medieval period, i.e. AD1300-1500. It is complete and hardly damaged with a nice patina which shows bulbous outcrops in some parts. However, it is in very good condition considering its age. The wings are solid and only the socket was made hollow. A small peg would have held the shaft of the spear in place, but this is missing today. However, remains of the (iron) rivet are now merged with the rivet holes. The blade is long and leaf-shaped which would be unusual for early Iron Age, Roman …
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2008
Last updated: Monday 19th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tebay', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7B7537
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval iron socketed spear head (14th – 15th century). The spear head is narrow with a lozenge-shaped section. The socket is broad with one nail hole with nail still present and possibly a second nail hole, but corrosion is obscuring the detail. There is an oval section of the socket and part of the socket edge missing. Some wood is preserved within the socket. Geoff Egan (PAS Finds Advisor) observes that the form of the spear head suggests it is aggressive rather than ceremonial. Dimensions: diameter of socket: 27.30mm; length: 174.40mm; width: 16.71mm; thickness: 10.58mm;…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'City of London', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-F02BB2
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron spear-point, 54mm long, weighing 7.90g, probably from the Medieval period. The end of the point and one barb are missing and the object is corroded. It has a round socket and triangular head, the edges of which are slightly convex. The barbs were probably pointed and quite short (around 8mm in length). The spearpoint is similar to number 39 on page 86 of Saunders P and Saunders E (1991).
Created on: Monday 6th November 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NMGW-9928A6
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval iron spearhead, probably of 13th or 14th century date The spearhead is near complete, missing only a small part of the socket base and has an overall length of 279mm. The socket is circular, becoming flat at the neck with an external diameter of 22.2mm (19.6mm internal). Slight damage near the base of the socket may have occurred around a single nail hole. The seam of the socket is open near the bottom and gradually converges, and is closed 75mm from the base. The socket has an internal depth of 91.5mm. The sides of the socket are straight and converge towards the blade. The …
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-1F9582
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A slender medieval iron spearhead. The iron rivet is intact and bent. The thickness of the blade is 10.95mm and the shaft is 13.25mm in diameter.
Created on: Wednesday 10th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BERK-7AB434
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval – Post Medieval iron socketed spear head fragment (AD1066 – 1650). Only the tip of the spear head remains. The fragment is hollow and the midrib has a curved profile that changes to more angular towards the tip. The blade wings have a maximum width of 5.08mm. Dimensions: length: 44.57mm; width: 18.86mm; thickness: 12.50mm; weight: 9.80g.
Created on: Monday 27th March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Streatley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-6BA362
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron spearhear blade, which appears to be unfinished, with a tang rather than a socket. The blade has a ridge down the centre, but the tip is missing, and most of the tang. This item is very heavily water worn. The blade flares out to the top were the edges are rounded. Date is unclear possibly medieval.
Created on: Wednesday 8th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rotherhithe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-B7EF47
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast iron spearhead, of probable Medieval date (length: 120mm; width at blade: 20.4mm; thickness of blade: 8.4mm; diameter of end of shank: 17.3mm; weight: 56.95g). The rounded wings of the blade are uneven to either side, with the rib clearly visible down the centre. The shaft is hollow and in a one piece without a split to the side, like with Anglo Saxon types, indicating that this artefact is probably later. There are possible remains of an iron rivet to the end of the shank, where the spearhead would have been fastened onto a wooden shaft. The artefact is worn and in…
Created on: Thursday 10th February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR199
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron spear head. Socketed for circular shaft Bullet shaped central spine with two large flanges either side forming a leaf shape..
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'DORSET PUDDLETOWN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL772
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible tip of spearhead, pronounced midrib, tapering to a point.
Created on: Monday 6th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NARC34
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Leaf shaped blade with wrap-over brazed socket and marked medial ridges. Blade lozenge shaped in section, collar circular in section. Similar to Salisbury (74/1952)
Created on: Monday 6th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ISLIP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT1684
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Spearhead
Created on: Wednesday 4th August 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT MONKTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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