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otlichnik:
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This is for information on ancient arrowheads and catapult bolt heads from academic studies and excavation reports.

Please do not post from auction catalogues, dealer sites, detector finds or personal collections.

If you wish to post, you must include the reference details.  Also, please include lengths possible and materials if it is not clear.

Here is the first.  This image is from: Deschler-Erb, Eckhard.  Ad arma! Romisches Militar des 1. Jahrhunderts n.Chr. in Augusta Raurica, 1999.

All items are described as iron arrowheads and assumed to be Roman and 1st century AD from the context.  Lengths, from the catalogue, are:

85. 70 mm, socketed pyramidal head
86. 63 mm, socketed pyramidal head
87. 51 mm, socketed pyramidal head
88. 74 mm, socketed pyramidal head
89. 69 mm, socketed pyramidal head
90. 50 mm, socketed pyramidal head
91. 74 mm, socketed leaf head
92. 64 mm, socketed leaf head
93. 75 mm, tanged pyramidal head

otlichnik:
Another image from: Deschler-Erb, Eckhard.  Ad arma! Romisches Militar des 1. Jahrhunderts n.Chr. in Augusta Raurica, 1999.

34-40 are described as iron catapult bolt heads; 42-47 as iron plum heads. All are assumed to be Roman and 1st century AD from the context.  Lengths, from the catalogue, are:

34. 97 mm, socketed pyramidal head
35. 78 mm, socketed pyramidal head
36. 47 mm, socketed pyramidal head
37. 97 mm, tanged pyramidal head
38. 79 mm, tanged pyramidal head
39. 80 mm, tanged pyramidal head
40. 75 mm, tanged pyramidal head

42. 298 mm
43. 145 mm
44. 136 mm
45. 107 mm
46. 94 mm
47. 152 mm

Robert L3:
Bronze arrowheads from ancient Persia.
Source: Catalogue of The Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum by P. R. S. Moorey, 1971. Moorey Ashmolean


Late second to early first millennium BC:
64. 122 mm, deltoid blade, square-sectioned tang
65. 117 mm, deltoid blade, square-sectioned tang
66. 113 mm, deltoid blade, square-sectioned tang
67. 102 mm, barbed deltoid blade, rounded tang
68. 110 mm, barbed deltoid blade, square-sectioned tang
69. 155 mm, ovate blade, square-sectioned tang
70. 125 mm, ovate blade, square-sectioned tang
71. 163 mm, pointed ovate blade, square-sectioned tang
72. 139 mm, ovate blade, square-sectioned tang
73. 119 mm, pointed ovate blade, square-sectioned tang
74. 135 mm, lanceolate blade, square-sectioned tang
75. 134 mm, lanceolate blade, square-sectioned tang
76. 125 mm, lanceolate blade, square-sectioned tang
77. 59 mm, head of tapering pyramidal form, square-sectioned tang (broken)
78. 88 mm, tapering pyramidal form, square-sectioned tang
79. 114 mm, tapering pyramidal form, square-sectioned tang
80. 146 mm, tapering pyramidal form, square-sectioned tang

Mid-to-late first millennium BC:
81. 34 mm, Trilobate, socketed
82. 35 mm, trilobate, socketed
83. 46 mm, trilobate, socketed

otlichnik:
From: Vujovic, Miroslav B. and Jelena Lj. Cvijetic.  The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Long-range Fighting Units on the Roman Limes in Serbia, in Vivere Military East, Vol. I, 2018. Vujovic and Cvijetic - PDF

Iron arrowheads from a Germanic grave circa 430-450 AD.  No measurements but note 2 cm scale in bottom right.

43-45  Tanged rhomboid.
36-40  Tanged trilobate.
41-42  Tanged triangular cross-section.

 

 

otlichnik:
More from: Vujovic, Miroslav B. and Jelena Lj. Cvijetic.  The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Long-range Fighting Units on the Roman Limes in Serbia, in Vivere Military East, Vol. I, 2018. Vujovic and Cvijetic - PDF

Iron arrowheads, Roman finds, circa 350-425 AD.  No measurements but note 5 cm scale in bottom right.

All tanged trilobate.

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