Spearheads and Angons from Sutton Hoo

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 October 2016
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The burial chamber at Sutton Hoo contained 6 spearheads of different shapes and 3 angons (barbed lances), all of iron. Spears are the most common weapons found in Anglo-Saxon graves, but the number and variety here are unparalleled. The rare angons of Frankish origin and demonstrate links with the Franks on the Continent. Each weapon originally has a long wooden shaft. Spears were used for thrusting while angons were thrown. Donated by Mrs. Edith M. Pretty. Early 600s CE. From the ship-burial mound 1 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England, UK. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 04). Spearheads and Angons from Sutton Hoo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5780/spearheads-and-angons-from-sutton-hoo/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Spearheads and Angons from Sutton Hoo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Oct 2016. Web. 17 Sep 2021.