Early Medieval iron spear head, probably Anglo-SaxonM46
A long iron spear head with a leaf shaped blade and a central mid-rib tapering to the cutting edges. The blade is attached to a split socket which is usually indicative of Anglo-Saxon manufacturing techniques.
Early Medieval, probably Anglo-Saxon, c. 9th Century AD
45 x 3.8 cms
Erosion losses as shown
Ex. collection: Peter Newall (1946-2018), Dorset, UK; imported into the UK in 1973. Inherited c. 1970 from a South African collection formed between the 1930’s -1960’s.