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Secondary working in the form of pressure flaking is evinced on the upper surface, which has been used to form the right hand edge, tip, and rough-out the left hand edge of the arrowhead.

The arrowhead is covered in concretion and a light-mid brown patina, with part of the darker black metal beneath visible in places. Similar arrowheads are recorded on the Three iron tanged and barbed arrowheads of medieval date.

The blade is diamond shaped in cross section, and would have provided four cutting edges suggesting its use as an armour piercing arrow.

The base of the arrowhead is broken on the shaft, which is not hollow but is formed of an iron core.

The butt is unformed, and the majority of the piece retains its original surface, with only the aforementioned areas demonstrating …