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

$145.00 AUD

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.

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