Spearhead, Shafted, Greek
12th Century BCE-7th Century BCE See full details
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.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Greek
H155mm x W30mm x D5mm
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.