The tanged spearhead characteristic of the south is replaced by the socketed variety towards the north.
Both flanged and socketed celts occurred, the iron being much more numerous than the bronze.
The flat axes are distinguished by the side stops and in some cases the transition from palstave to socketed axe can be seen.
The socketed or mortising chisel (38) is unknown till the Italian bronze of the 8th century s.c., and the Naucratis iron of the 6th century.
Thin bronze arrow-heads appear at an early date; under the Empire they are stouter and furnished with a tang, and later still, towards the Greek period, they are socketed (often three-sided), or, if of iron, ~til1 tanged.