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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    108774

  • Description

    Copper alloy arrow-head; trilobate, hollow socketed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC BC-4thC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.25 inches
    • Length: 3.2 centimetres
    • Width: 1.2 centimetres
    • Diameter: 0.5 centimetres (socket)
    • Weight: 3.5 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    In the Achaemenid army, copper alloy was preferred to iron as a material for making arrowheads as it was quicker to cast; this light arrowhead may have been used by a mounted archer.

  • Bibliography

    • Moorey, P R S 1980 204 p.65 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G52/dc3

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1995-2005 17 Nov-8 Dec, BM, G52/IRAN/9, from official opening
    1994 BM, G49/IRAN

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1913

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    108774

  • Registration number

    1913,1108.121

Socketed copper alloy trilobate arrow-head.

Socketed copper alloy trilobate arrow-head.

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