- Museum number
Copper alloy arrow-head. Leaf shape with mid rib ending with socket. Point has bent in antiquity.
- Production date
- 630BC - 525BC
Diameter: 6 millimetres
Length: 45 millimetres (curremt)
Length: 47 millimetres (original)
Width: 13.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The form has developed out of New Kingdom types, typical of Egyptian style arrow-heads. Other examples are known from Tell Dafana BM EA 1887.0101.1442, 1887.0101.1444-7, 1935.0823.117, 1935.0823.115, and 1935.0823.106. Parallels also come from the nearby site of T21 that Oren identifies as ‘Migdol’ (Oren 1984, 25, fig. 26.2, 45 dated to late 7th to 6th centuries BC). Another British Museum parallel from Egypt BM EA 1898,0312.29. Petrie describes this type as distinctive of the 26th Dynasty in Egypt and not before, possibly being introduced from Asia (Petrie 1917 34, pl. xli).
Oren, E. D. 1984, ‘Migdol: A New Fortress on the Edge of the Eastern Nile Delta’, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 256, 7-44.
Petrie, W.M.F. 1917, Tools and Weapons. London. University college, London, and 2,000 outlines from other sources. London.
- Not on display
- Chipped and bent socket, bent tip, otherwise good
- Acquisition date
- 1886 (Excavated 1884-1885.)
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number