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Corroded iron spearhead: 8th century

Corroded iron spearhead: 8th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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Corroded iron spearhead with long, slender point. This spearhead is made of iron and wood, it has a line ornament on the socket and two ornaments on the side. This long Viking spearhead was found in the Thames at Brentford. It may have been dropped during a battle between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons. As the Vikings were sea raiders, coastal and riverside areas were particularly vulnerable to attack.

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700 AD - 800 AD
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