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Spearhead

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Register description says the material is iron. Very much corroded. Shaft worked for fitting to wooden handle. A long narrow thin haft, one end irregularly enlarged and the other a double lobe.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); side of Acropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

0.6 x 8.9 x 13.3 cm (1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.63

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins