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Anglo-Saxon spearhead

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Anglo-Saxon spearhead

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

Anglo-Saxon spearhead - close up of blade decoration

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,


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Anglo-Saxon spearhead

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36670

Parish: Bolton Abbey

OS Grid Reference:

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A richly decorated iron spearhead. Both the socket and blade have a lattice of incised lines along with circular depressions that were once filled with coloured enamel. It dates to between 400 and 600 AD and was found near Bolton Priory. Such a decorative item was probably used for show rather than in battle or for hunting.

Location

The Craven Museum, Skipton. See www.cravenmuseum.org/ for opening times.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Skipton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Fully accessible. See www.cravenmuseum.org/ for further details.


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