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Find Spot record MDR13241 - Spearhead, Longedge Plantation, Aldwark

Type and Period (1)

  • (Roman to Saxon - 43 AD? to 800 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A number of artefacts were discovered by a metal detector user in 1994 and reported to Sheffield Museum. These included an iron spearhead and a copper alloy Anglo-Saxon stud found at approx. SK 216 579 on the Aldwark/Brassington parish boundary. The finder retained the artefacts. (1) Iron spearhead, pegged socket, blade with distinctive mid-rib running its full length. Probably Iron Age. There is a very similar spearhead from Maiden Castle dated to AD 25-45. The most similar Anglo-Saxon types are Swanton's B2 class, they have a prominent rib, but the dating is 6th century at the latest. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Kinsley, G. 1996. Minninglow/King Sterndale Finds Assessment: Interim Report.
  • <2> Correspondence: Parsons, J (Sheffield City Museum). 1995. Letter regarding finds from the Peak District, 12th January, 1995. Letter.



Grid reference SK 216 578 (point)

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Record last edited

Apr 21 2015 3:47PM

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