Timeless are pleased to offer a fantastic collection of Viking iron-forged arrowheads, dating from the 9th to 11th centuries, A.D.
While there is much crossover with arrowheads made in the contemporary Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the classic Viking arrowhead displayed a short, thick tang and straight-sided, chisel-bladed form with shoulders high up on the blade. This makes for an easily forged arrowhead with a wide cutting blade (perfect for hunting), but robust enough to penetrate leather armour. This dual nature of tool/weapon is typical of the Viking culture, where farming was as important to them as raiding.
Mounted on an aged oak plinth, the display measures c.28cm in length and would compliment any collection of antiquities.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries.
VIKING ARROWHEAD COLLECTION
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2017 - 2020. Formerly part of various collections, primarily British formed.