CHINA, HAN Dynasty, c. 200 BC – 200 AD, bronze crossbow bolt


CHINA, HAN Dynasty, c. 200 BC – 200 AD, crossbow bolt, barbed biblade with thick central spine, long tang, bronze head, iron tang, head about 41x20x11mm, tang about 196x3mm, 23-25g, official, VF

6 in stock

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For Chinese weapons I found a book: Weapons in Ancient China, by Yang Hong. It is a survey, not a catalog.

China is like the world: it has everything in it. The current evidence shows that there were people “everywhere” by about 12,000 years ago. In China they started writing stuff down about 5000 years ago, roughly the same time as Egypt and Sumer. But the Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations are gone, but China is still here.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.