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« on: March 25, 2020, 11:17:04 am »

Hi guys, I have this iron item and  need some help identifying it
Help the very applauded
thank you in advance
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 11:45:16 am »

It is from the other end of a spear.  It is known as a ferrule or spear-butt.

Iron ones like this are likely Roman or Germanic.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 02:25:14 pm »

It is from the other end of a spear.  It is known as a ferrule or spear-butt.

Iron ones like this are likely Roman or Germanic.

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 05:34:06 pm »

I think the butt-end was called a "frog-sticker" in Greek.  It was useful for holding the spear upright in the ground,  but also for finishing off wounded adversaries lying helpless, without bending the main spearhead.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 06:37:20 pm »

Ah, "lizard-killer" ... sauroter.  
   This phrase, and almost 100% of what I understand about Greek hoplites, comes from Myke Cole, Legion versus Phalanx, Osprey, 2018.  
   Cole is a non-academic writer with an eclectic range across multiple platforms, and very active on Twitter.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 10:23:03 pm »

I think the butt-end was called a "frog-sticker" in Greek.  It was useful for holding the spear upright in the ground,  but also for finishing off wounded adversaries lying helpless, without bending the main spearhead.
Тhank you Mr.Paul
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