Long-Tanged Arrowhead

A hand-forged, British-found leaf-bladed iron arrowhead dating from 11th– 12th century A.D.

 

The arrowhead is of Type T2 (Jessop, Medieval Arrowheads Typology, 1997) and without doubt military in origin. Arrowheads of this age were typically tanged (rather than socketed), the head being attached to the shaft with either resin or sinew.

 

Given its period, and the long tang which suggests a military origin (C. Rau, European Arrowheads and Crossbow Bolts) it is entirely possible that this military arrowhead may have seen service during the Norman invasion of England! Hand finished in a lovely rustic frame.

Provenance

Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2017. 

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