An arrowhead or something else?

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An arrowhead or something else?

Post: #1274 Hakan
Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:41 pm

I came across this picture on the web.

According to the description the top left is an arrowhead with a "perpendicular double socket".

I've never seen anything like it before.

How is it supposed to work?
If it's not an arrowhead, what could it be?

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Re: An arrowhead or something else?

Post: #1300 admin
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:04 pm

How peculiar! I would need a lot of convincing that this was an arrowhead, even if it is a pointy thing. To be honest, what comes to mind is one of those things that nasty people attach to their knuckles in order to do damage to others - although I don't suppose it is. The others look pretty much standard bodkins. Where were they found? The context is always critical to understanding artefacts


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Re: An arrowhead or something else?

Post: #1307 Oddr
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:24 am

Could it be some sort of spur?
"Thought must be the harder, heart the keener
Spirit shall be more - as our might lessens."
(The Battle of Maldon - A.D. 991)

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