Spearhead, Shafted, Greek

Production date
12th Century BCE-7th Century BCE
Country
Greece
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Object detail

Description
Bronze spearhead of the shaft type has a long prong for insertion into a shaft and a stylish curved "arrow" shaped blade with central tang.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Greek
Production date
12th Century BCE-7th Century BCE
Production place
Measurements
H155mm x W30mm x D5mm
Media/Materials description
Metal
History and use
Unfortunately, warfare was common in the ancient world, as it is today. Many written records recount the great battles and grand narratives of heroic victory. Written records rarely discuss the personal lives and experiences of those who did the fighting, or the lives of their families at home, both of whom carried the real burdens and dangers of war. This Greek bronze spearhead was used by a combatant who carried thrusting spears and short swords into battle.
Registration number
E40237

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