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An arrowhead or something else? 
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Post An arrowhead or something else?
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?

Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:41 pm
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Post Re: An arrowhead or something else?
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


Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:04 pm

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Post Re: An arrowhead or something else?
Could it be some sort of spur?

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:24 am
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