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The Iron Age

Warfare

Spearhead

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

This spear head was found in the River Irvine.  The unusual twisted tang shows that it would have been screwed into a wooden shaft - most spearheads have a socket rather than a tang.  The shaft has long since decomposed in the river.

Materials/Media:
iron
Dimensions:
566mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
KIMMG:AR/C39
Digital Number:
EAAM038n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council