This spear was used for monetary exchanges or
bartering, predominately involving matrimonial
transactions. Iron was considered a precious
material and something so provocative as a
spear made from this metal would have been
considered a very impressive possession. The
sheer weight and height would have attracted a
great deal of attention, particularly when carried.
It would have been attached to a handle, further
adding height and monumentality. A spear of this
nature represents something beyond its obvious
form; more than a symbol of wealth and power,
it is a virtual embodiment of pride carried high
for all to see.