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Spearhead from Hay Top
Previous owner: Previously owned by Thomas Bateman , British, 1821 - 1861
Material and Medium: Iron
Dimensions: Length 215mm, width 30mm, depth 17mm
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J93.695
This spearhead was found in Hay Top barrow sometime before 1851. It is a good example of an Anglo-Saxon spearhead. It has a leaf shaped blade and a socketed end. These are often found in Anglo-Saxon graves. It is usually thought that they are found with male skeletons. Thomas Bateman and his other 19th century excavators thought this. However, we now know of examples of spearheads found with women. We know this from modern analysis of the bones.
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