Ancient Parthian (Persian) bronze arrowhead, trilobate non-barbed form, 2nd century BC – 2nd century AD
Ancient Parthian (Persian) bronze arrowhead, of trilobate non-barbed form.
2nd century BC – 2nd century AD
total 7cm ,arrowhead 4cm
Good condition with encrustations & old corrosion, surface is stable.
These triangular arrowheads with long socket 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 longer socket prove a Persian origin: the Romans made theirs with a very small, or no socket.