Origin: These medieval arrowheads are characteristic of those used in the High to Late Middle Ages (1000 - 1500 AD). They have been acquired from private collections and the findings of metal detectorists in Europe, with all being thoroughly inspected for authenticity by the History Hoard team.
Note: Prices are variable with this item! These arrowheads are relatively scarce, so the price changes often based on what is available to us.
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Hold a piece of the golden age of archery.
Archery wasn't exactly a new idea by the Middle Ages.
Humans have been using bows for hunting, warfare, and other purposes since the Neolithic Age—first with stone arrowheads, then bronze, then iron like these.
However, the bow definitely had a special place at the core of medieval armies.
Skilled archers were prized for their ability to launch a barrage of arrows at the enemy. It is said that a group of 6,000 English archers were able to launch 42,000 arrows per minute at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.
Now you can own a piece of these battles, in the form of a genuine iron arrowhead forged by a medieval blacksmith.
Our arrowheads were recovered in different regions around Europe, and serve to remind us all of the time when bows dominated warfare.
About Medieval Arrowheads:
Medieval arrowheads were typically made of iron in Europe, due to the low value of the material. They could be divided into two separate categories: barbed and non-barbed.
Barbed arrowheads had a "V" shaped head with backwards facing points, making them very hard to remove. These were a favorite among hunters, but were used in war as well.
The non-barbed variety have curved sides and a leaf shape, which describes our arrowheads. These were typically the ones used in battles, and to penetrate body armor. Each arrowhead design had a different purpose—for example, a thin "needle" design was developed specifically for piercing chain mail armor.
Archery remained a staple of European warfare for centuries. Only in the 16th century did it finally become obsolete in Europe, due to the advancement of early firearms.
Depiction of a battle in a medieval book, featuring long rows of archers.
Your order will include:
- One iron medieval arrowhead, dated approximately 1100 - 1400 AD.
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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