Ancient Parthian (Persian) bronze arrowhead, trilobate barbed form, 2nd century BC – 2nd century AD

$175.00 AUD

Ancient Parthian bronze arrowhead, trilobate barbed form,

2nd century BC – 2nd century AD

 

arrow 3cm with stand 9cm

Condition: bronze is good, seriously deformed from a collision.

These triangular arrowheads with long barbs are particular to the Parthian Empire – the ancient ‘Persians’. Starting in the mid-1st century BC, the Roman and Persian worlds collided – resulting in conflict between the cultures for 800 years, the Roman-Persian Wars. While the places they fought contain these arrowheads and others, the barbs prove a Persian origin.  This particular arrowhead has hit its mark, showing clear signs of a serious collision that has deformed it – perhaps with a piece of Roman armour?

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