Anglo-Saxon spearhead MYD36670 © The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004
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.
Anglo-Saxon spearhead – close up of blade decoration MYD36670 © The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004
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.