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Iron
Spearhead

800-675BC

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Archaeology

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DESCRIPTION

The long-held belief was that the use of iron in Ireland was a result of the invasion of the Celts… It is almost freakishly well preserved: it would be unusual to find a weapon from the Middle Ages in such good condition…

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Mesolithic Fish Trap - 100 Objects

An Post Ninth Definitive Stamp Series

A History of Ireland
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You can see a selection of the objects featured in the Ninth Definitive Stamp series in the National Museum of Ireland.