The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, being preceded by the Stone Age and Bronze Age. The technology of the Iron Age is characterised by the production of tools and weaponry by ferrous metallurgy, more specifically from carbon steel.
Large Celtic Spearhead
A slender iron La Tène type spearhead. It has a raised midrib; tapering blade with narrow tip; and short, closed socket with remains of the wooden shaft.
Period: Iron Age
Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1980.
Condition: Fine condition.